Diamonds that are mined from the earth have been traditionally used in fine jewelry for years. These diamonds were formed in the earth over a billion years ago and are still being mined today. It’s no wonder diamonds are the traditional symbol of everlasting love.
The conditions must be perfect for a diamond to grow in the earth, and certain conditions can affect color and clarity.
While diamond mining has had a history of unethical practices, virtually all diamonds are mined ethically today. Of course, Billig Jewelers ensures that every diamond we source comes from a conflict-free mine.
Lab-grown diamonds are real, natural diamonds. Remarkably, these diamonds are grown in a lab that simulates the same pressure and temperature that form diamonds in the earth. The process of growing a diamond in a lab can take 6 to 10 weeks.
Diamonds grown in a lab have the same optical, physical, and chemical properties as mined diamonds— with the identical sparkle and play of light. We also know exactly where each one comes from, making lab-grown diamonds an ethical choice.
There is no detectable difference between mined and lab-grown diamonds, and lab-grown diamonds have a significantly lower cost.
We’re here to help you choose.
Whether you’re considering a traditional diamond mined from the earth, or a contemporary eco-friendly diamond grown in a lab, we’ll help you every step of the way. Contact Us with any questions!