How can you tell if a diamond is lab grown?

Identifying a lab-grown diamond can be quite challenging because they share the same physical and molecular properties as natural diamonds. […]

How can you tell if a diamond is lab grown?

Identifying a lab-grown diamond can be quite challenging because they share the same physical and molecular properties as natural diamonds. However, here are some methods you can use:

  1. Documentation: Always ask for a diamond’s independent grading report, which should clearly state whether it’s lab-grown and provide details about the lab it came from.
  2. Laser Inscription: Use a magnifying glass to check the girdle (the widest part of the diamond) for a laser inscription. This often includes the initials of the lab and a unique report number.
  3. Specialized Equipment: Lab-grown diamonds can be identified with specialized machines that test for specific indicators not visible to the naked eye.

Remember, visual inspection alone is not reliable for distinguishing between lab-grown and natural diamonds due to their identical appearance. If in doubt, consult with a certified gemologist or a reputable jeweler who can provide the necessary documentation and testing.