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What is the difference between traditional and alternative diamonds?

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Artificial Novita Diamonds New Zealand is chemically and visually indistinguishable from real ones – even a jeweler would need to use specialized equipment to notice the difference. They have the sparkle of a diamond, but if you are looking for one that is as close as possible to a natural one, the simulated one is not the best option. Although they are less expensive than natural diamonds, synthetic diamonds in exotic colors can be especially economical: some colors difficult to find in nature are easy to create in a laboratory, which represents a big difference in price. Mine diamonds are real diamonds, created by nature, extracted from the earth in a variety of sizes, colors and qualities.

How do you know what kind of diamond you are buying?

The seller must clearly state what he is offering. Simulated diamonds should be classified as such, but you may be able to tell the difference if you know what to look for. Although real and lab diamonds do not have the same visual differentiation, any reputable seller must still clearly identify the diamond’s origin. If you are not sure, ask what type of diamond you are looking for and ask to see some certification as well. Lab diamonds are more ethical and environmentally friendly. However, buying a laboratory-created diamond completely avoids these ethical problems. None of the diamonds created in the laboratory are harmful to people, and for those who are concerned about the environment, they do not have the negative environmental impact of real ones, because of mining.

And why should I buy an artificial diamond?

As mentioned above, laboratory diamonds are indistinguishable from real diamonds, are cheaper and do not finance conflicts and explorations. But behold, a huge question may arise: why don’t you want to buy a laboratory-created diamond? There may be some reasons why a human-made diamond may not be the right choice for you, both practical and sentimental. 

Size: Synthetic diamonds come in a variety of sizes, but still don’t have the same range of sizes as an extracted diamond. Synthetic stones usually reach around 1.5 carats, although larger ones can sometimes be found for an additional cost. 

Color: Natural diamonds come in a wide range of colors. In addition to white, there is yellow, blue, purple, green, pink, red and orange. While some of these colors are rarer – and therefore more expensive – many simply do not exist in synthetic diamonds. Blue, yellow and pink are common colors in synthetic diamonds and are probably less expensive than originals, but other colors are more difficult or impossible to find. 

The “romance” factor: There is a sentimental factor in the purchase of a natural diamond that can be millions of years old, and perhaps a synthetic created in the laboratory does not have the same value when giving a loved one. What you decide to buy really comes down to what you are looking for and how much you are willing to pay. If you are looking for something economical, a synthetic diamond can be a great option.