Can lab grown diamonds be detected?

Yes, lab-grown diamonds can be detected. Although they are chemically and optically the same as natural diamonds, there are very […]

can lab grown diamonds be detected

Yes, lab-grown diamonds can be detected. Although they are chemically and optically the same as natural diamonds, there are very subtle differences that can only be detected by trained gemologists using sophisticated equipment.

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has developed devices like the GIA iD100® to distinguish natural diamonds from lab-grown diamonds.

Traditional gemological observations and instruments cannot tell them apart, so specialized equipment or sending the diamond to a gemological laboratory for advanced testing is necessary.

Some methods include using a diamond tester or a microscope to detect differences in the crystal structure of a diamond. Additionally, checking the certificate or inspecting the girdle of the diamond can also help determine if it is lab-grown.