The difference between a real and a lab grown diamond is simple. A real diamond is unique and rare, formed two hundred kilometres below the earth's surface, up to 3 billion years ago. Real diamond undergo extraordinary environmental circumstances, slowly moving towards the earth's surface through volcanic eruptions. They are truly miracles of nature.
A lab grown diamond is a stone that mimics the optical & chemical properties of a natural diamond. They are not formed through natural occurrences, rather they are artificially mass produced in a factory in a few short weeks.
The Lab-grown diamond production will continue to get cheaper and cheaper as competition from factories in China grows, forcing producers to keep lowering their sales price for their stones.
The value in lab-grown diamonds decreases so dramatically that jewellery store won't ever buy them back from the buyer. This means you won't have the option to sell them on in the future. This is the opposite to real diamonds, which increase in value over time due to their natural scarcity.
We buy and wear diamonds because of what they represent. The word 'Diamond itself comes from a Greek origin meaning 'unbreakable'. It is because of a diamonds rarity, strength and resilience that they have come to be the ultimate representation of love, commitment and success.
The ability to keep diamonds forever and pass them down from generation to generation is truly a unique gift.