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Unveiling the Brilliance of Lab Grown Diamonds

Are you curious about lab diamonds? Perhaps you've heard the buzz surrounding these sparkling gems and want to know more. Well, you've come to the right place.

In this guide, we will explore the fascinating world of lab grown diamonds, their creation processes, their uses, and everything else you need to know to make an informed decision.

What is a Lab Diamond?

Before we delve into the intricate details, let's start with the basics. 

A lab grown diamond, also known as a lab created or laboratory grown diamond, is a gem created in a controlled laboratory environment rather than being mined from the earth.

Interestingly, lab diamonds have the same chemical composition as natural diamonds.

​​How are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?

When it comes to growing these stunning gems, there are two primary methods we use: 

  • High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT)
  • Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

HPHT, which has been around since the 1950s, mimics the natural conditions deep within the earth where diamonds are formed. It involves subjecting a small amount of graphite to extreme temperatures and pressures. This process allows us to replicate the magic of nature in a controlled environment.

On the other hand, CVD is a more modern technique that takes advantage of vacuum deposition. Picture this: we place a thin diamond slice, known as a seed, in a sealed chamber and heat it to high temperatures. Then, we introduce carbon-rich gasses into the chamber, creating a plasma that facilitates the growth of high-quality diamonds on the seed.

Get to Know Our Uncut Lab-Grown Diamond Crystals

At Brian Gavin Diamonds, we take immense pride in our premium lab-grown diamond collection. We've carefully curated a selection that offers unparalleled brightness and sparkle. Now, let's talk about the kinds of uncut lab-grown diamond crystals we use.

CVD Method

All of our Premium Lab diamonds come from CVD. This method, with its single growth cycle, provides better transparency and clarity, allowing light to pass through the material unhindered. Our CVD material is created in Texas, utilizing a unique process that grows the material in a single cycle, enhancing transparency, colorlessness, and overall brightness.

Natural Beauty That Requires No Enhancements

One fantastic thing about our CVD diamonds is they don't undergo any post-growth HPHT treatment, unlike many others on the market. This means you can trust their natural beauty without any additional enhancements.

Patented Process for Impeccable Performance

Our diamonds are carefully cut to our patented processes, ensuring impeccable Performance® and delivering a SURE SPARKLE®. Whether it's the modern Round Brilliant Cut, the timeless Cushion Cut, the elegant Emerald Cut, or the graceful Oval Cut, we maximize light performance to create a truly unique combination.

Our Partnership with Clarity

When it comes to sourcing our lab-grown rough, we primarily rely on our trusted partner Clarity, based in Austin, Texas, USA. They are the world's leading growers, using the CVD method of growing lab-created diamonds. The crystals they provide are warranted to be untreated, unlike many other lab-created CVD diamonds that require treatment to improve color. 

It’s worth noting, however, in addition to diamonds grown with the CVD method, we also have HPHT diamonds in our Deluxe Collection (more below) so you can find whatever you’re looking for.

So, whether you choose a lab diamond grown through CVD or HPHT, rest assured you're investing in a piece of beauty that combines the wonders of science and nature.

Are Lab Grown Diamonds Real?

Absolutely! Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds with the same physical and chemical properties as their natural counterparts. The only difference is their origin. They offer an ideal option without compromising on beauty or quality.

Where Can Lab Grown Diamonds Be Used?

Lab grown diamonds have a wide range of applications. They can be used in diamond engagement rings, custom jewelry pieces, earrings, bracelets, and more. 

Lab grown diamonds demonstrate their exceptional versatility by radiating brilliance in every environment, making them a superb selection for individuals seeking distinctiveness. 

Our Wide Selection of Lab Grown Diamonds

Lab grown diamonds come in various shapes, sizes, colors, and clarities, just like natural diamonds.

We offer a diverse selection of lab grown diamonds to help you find exactly what you’re looking for including:

  • Premium Lab Diamond Collection Focuses on Brian's patented process for maximizing light performance and sourced from single growth cycle crystals from Austin.

The Premium Lab diamonds are graded by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and cut to Brian's exacting standards, ensuring exceptional light performance.

Recently, GIA acquired AGS, including their revolutionary AGS Light Performance Cut Grade. Now, you can be even more confident in the diamond you’re buying with the most comprehensive diamond grading report based on their extensive light performance research.

  • Deluxe Lab Diamond Collection offers a blend of global materials, a cut quality that matches or exceeds other precision-cut lab diamonds in the market, and graded by the IGI. 

Round stones in this collection also contain the distinctive Hearts and Arrows patterns, albeit slightly relaxed.

  • Select Lab Diamonds are for budget conscious shoppers and there are no guarantees around light performance or hearts and arrows.

When deciding between the different collections, consider the origin, quality, budget and design characteristics you value most. We’re happy to help you choose the perfect stone for YOU!

Will Lab Grown Diamonds Last?

Yes—lab grown diamonds are very durable and just as long-lasting as other gems. They are made of the same material and undergo the same cutting and polishing processes to maximize their brilliance and sparkle.

With proper care and maintenance, lab grown diamonds can be cherished for a lifetime.

Is There a Downside to Lab Created Diamonds?

While lab grown diamonds offer numerous advantages, considering all aspects before making a decision is vital. 

One potential downside to lab grown diamonds is they may not hold their value as well as natural, earth-mined diamonds. This is because natural diamonds have a long-standing reputation and market demand. 

However, keep in mind that the value of any diamond is ultimately determined by factors such as the 4 Cs: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight, regardless of whether it's lab grown or natural.

Another consideration is that lab grown diamonds may not have the same emotional or symbolic value as natural diamonds for some individuals. The idea of a diamond being formed deep within the earth over millions of years can hold significant meaning and sentiment. However, this is a personal perspective and varies from person to person.

Ultimately, the choice between lab grown and natural diamonds depends on your personal values, preferences, and budget. 

At Brian Gavin Lab, we believe in providing our clients with options that cater to their desires. We are committed to offering lab grown diamonds that exhibit superior performance, thanks to our patented processes and the use of high-quality materials.

Time to Shine

Lab grown diamonds are a remarkable innovation in the world of diamonds. They are a visually stunning option worth considering—the most important factor is finding a diamond that captures your heart and reflects your unique style.

If you're interested in exploring the world of lab grown diamonds, we invite you to start your search with us. 

Our collection offers a range of options, allowing you to select the attributes that matter most to you.

Get to Know Brian Gavin Lab

Discover the forefront of high-performance lab grown diamonds at Brian Gavin Lab, where excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction are our top priorities. With our wide selection of exquisite lab grown diamonds, including cuts like this Brian Gavin Premium Lab Cushion 3.1 G VVS2 Ideal, you can find a diamond that exceeds your expectations in both brilliance and fire. 

Experience the difference of our commitment to the four Cs, carat weight, cut, clarity, color, in addition to Brian Gavin’s plus one: cut performance—all Brian Gavin Signature natural and Premium lab diamonds undergo rigorous evaluation using advanced grading technology. 

Choose Brian Gavin Lab for a captivating lab grown engagement ring that sparkles with unparalleled beauty. Explore our collection today and embrace the brilliance of lab grown diamonds like never before. Click below and let the brilliance and beauty of lab grown diamonds captivate you.
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