Lab created diamonds are grown in a laboratory by simulating natural conditions of extreme heat and pressure onto a mined, natural diamond seed crystal. Both naturally mined diamonds and lab created diamonds are identical in chemical, optical and physical composition. Lab grown diamonds are not better or worse than naturally mined diamonds. They were simply grown by man above ground instead of growing naturally below ground.
Diamonds were first created in a lab in the 1950's. However, they weren't gem quality diamonds that could be used in jewelry. Over the past few decades, the process was further perfected. However, only in the last few years has it been possible to produce large, white, gem quality diamonds that are suitable to be used in fine jewelry. There is no difference between a naturally mined diamond and a lab grown diamond. Because the two are impossible to differentiate without advanced equipment, we are dedicated to complete disclosure of our lab grown diamonds.