Lab-grown Diamond Rings
Hatton Garden

Lab-grown Diamond Rings Hatton Garden

What is a Laboratory Grown diamond?

A lab grown diamond (sometimes known as a synthetic diamond)is a diamond formed in a laboratory instead of natural mined diamonds, which have formed underground. Laboratory grown diamonds are quicker to manufacture than natural diamonds, but they have the same visual characteristics and the same chemical structure.

Our stock incorporating 10,000+ loose diamonds are all independently certificated by the World’s most renowned and stringent grading institutes including GIA - Gemological Institute of America Laboratory grown diamonds and IGI - International Gemological Institute lab grown diamonds. Our diamond stock is constantly updated to ensure the prices we offer are the best value in the market place.

We understand the frustration of buying something and then discovering it’s ‘hidden costs’. Therefore we offer a transparent pricing policy on all diamond rings, wedding rings, earrings and pendants. What you see is what you pay. We also offer free UK delivery on any item so no extra costs will be added when you suddenly hit the checkout!


What is the difference between lab grown and natural diamonds from Hatton Garden?

Lab grown diamonds are manufactured in laboratories using the HPHT method or the CVD method. Although they are made under lab conditions, they share indistinguishable chemical and physical properties from natural diamonds. As they are sourced through ethical means, eco-friendly and less expensive than natural diamonds, they have become highly popular.

Natural diamonds are the kind of diamonds that many people are more familiar with. They have formed in underground mines under extremely hot and pressurised conditions over billions of years. They are then mined from deep within the earth. Their formation process and the rarity of these diamonds give them excellent clarity and sparkle. However, this also makes them more expensive to buy than their lab grown counterparts.


Do lab-grown diamonds sparkle like natural diamonds?

As lab grown diamonds and natural diamonds possess the same organic characteristics, lab grown ones can sparkle just like natural diamonds. Specific treatments, including heat and irradiation, can be applied to lab grown diamonds after their formation to improve their colour and make them identical to natural diamonds, so it is virtually impossible to distinguish between the two.

Although they have different formation methods, with natural diamonds taking billions of years to be produced while lab grown diamonds can be made extremely quickly, they have the same chemical structure and physical properties. Natural diamonds are a lot scarcer than lab grown ones but they are essentially identical in many ways.

How much do lab grown diamonds cost compared to natural diamonds?

Lab grown diamonds cost around one third less than natural diamonds, although the price can vary. Lab grown diamonds in Hatton Gardens can be incredibly reasonable in price.

For an affordable diamond jeweller you can trust in Hatton Garden, London, visit The Diamond Ring Company.