What's The Difference Between Natural And Lab-Grown Diamonds? Here's What You Need To Know

Make sure you're crystal clear about both kinds. ;)

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Everyone knows a diamond is forever, but did you know the same can be said for its lab-grown counterpart?

Lab-grown diamonds came to be in 1954, years after scientists discovered that natural diamonds were made entirely from carbon. While they were first used for industrial purposes, it wasn't long before these gem-quality lab stones were available commercially in the diamond market.

While lab-grown diamonds are slowly becoming popular, many are still confused as to whether they are just as good as natural ones

If you're wondering whether lab-grown diamonds are fake, the definitive answer is: No, lab-grown diamonds are, in fact, genuine diamonds.

While natural diamonds typically take billions of years to form under the Earth's surface, lab-grown diamonds only take a few weeks to be grown in a lab. Despite this, both natural and lab-grown diamonds are similar physically, chemically, and optically.  

In fact, both kinds of diamonds are so similar, it is difficult to tell them apart with the naked eye. This means lab-grown diamonds emit the same fire, brilliance, and sparkle of the natural diamond that we all know and love. :)

Aside from being identical to a natural diamond, there are plenty of other benefits of owning a lab-grown diamond

For instance, they're much more cost-effective! This is because when diamonds are manufactured in a lab, it eliminates the operational costs needed to mine diamonds from the Earth's surface. You could potentially save up to 30% to 50% on lab-grown diamonds, making them value for money. 

Lab-grown diamonds also eliminate any unethical mining conditions, any concerns over child labour, and unjust labour pay concerns. 

Since they are produced using renewable energy, this makes lab-grown diamonds environmentally friendly too, yay! All you need is carbon and electricity to make a lab-grown diamond, making it sustainable in the long run. 

If you're interested in finding out more about lab-grown and natural diamonds, or even about other kinds of gemstones, you should definitely check out Tailored Jewel – Malaysia’s First Jewellery Experience Centre

Located at The Boulevard Mid Valley, Kuala Lumpur, you'll find that this one-of-a-kind jeweller is the first 360° omni-channel retail experience of its kind!

Watch this video for a first look:

From premium diamond rings to jewellery bands, Tailored Jewel's Experience Centre is a physical storefront that showcases all their personalised jewellery.

If you're looking for the ideal place to get a wedding ring, you'll be spoilt for choice as Tailored Jewel offers more than 200 timeless and unique designs to choose from!

Having been in the industry for a decade, Tailored Jewel provides a wide range of exclusive diamond ring and wedding band designs. You can even get a custom-made ring if you have an ideal ring design in mind. 

What's also great is you can bring jewellery you've previously or recently bought from other brands for refurbishments or repairs, as they offer extensive jewellery servicing solutions. :D

What makes shopping at Tailored Jewel so unique is you'll get to learn everything about the piece of jewellery you're planning to purchase

Founder of Tailored Jewel, Ethon Low.

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From learning about diamonds and gemstones, to making the most optimal choices in finding your perfect ring, the Tailored Jewel team provides consultation services for those looking for a specific kind of jewellery.

"Our team at Tailored Jewel strives to elevate customers' experience and we will continue modernising the shopping experience! We believe in giving our customers more than just a product," said Ethon Low, founder of Tailored Jewel.

As they directly source precious stones from trusted manufacturers and suppliers from Hong Kong, Germany, India, and the USA, Tailored Jewel's jewellery is made from the finest materials and designed to perfection by some of the most skilled craftsmen in the world. 

Each jewellery piece from Tailored Jewel is strictly made to order, ensuring top-notch quality. With a money-back guarantee, you can rest assured that your purchases from this jeweller are risk free!

One of their newest collections, known as Aura, boasts a wide variety of jewellery to showcase your personality and match your daily fit

FYI, did you know that the Aura Collection contains lab-grown diamonds and gems? :O That's right, if you're intrigued with everything lab-grown jewellery has to offer, you can totally check out this collection and see what suits your fancy, hehe.

The existing ranges under Aura are Sapphire, Akoya Pearl, Heritage, and Diamond.

Want to experience a unique buying journey at Tailored Jewel's Experience Centre? Head over to their website to find out more!

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