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Lab Created
Diamond

WE BELIEVE THAT EVERYONE deserves VARIETY AND CHOICE
IN ORDER TO FIND THEIR DREAM PIECE. WE ARE PASSIONATE
ABOUT HELPING CUSTOMERS FIND THEIR PERFECT DIAMOND,
WHETHER IT IS MINED OR LAB-CREATED

THE COMPOSITION OF LAB CREATED AND MINED DIAMONDS

Like graphite or charcoal, a diamond is common carbon— the difference is that mined diamonds are crystallized under enormous pressure and at very, very high temperatures. With lab created diamonds, this high pressure is replicated in a laboratory instead of in the earth’s mantle. A diamond’s exceptional hardness (both lab created and mined) is due to its crystalline structure, in which carbon atoms have essentially the same arrangement in all directions, and in which bonding between the carbon atoms is immensely strong and
uniform.

Lab created diamonds are identical to mined diamonds in their composition; they have the same chemical structure. Our Lab Created collections are also finely crafted in 14kt recycled gold. The Paris Jewellers Lab Created collection is the right and best option for both the environmentally conscious customer as well as the budget conscious customer who wants a larger carat weight and/or higher clarity.

How are Lab Created Diamonds Certified?

Certificates of authenticity, such as a Diamond Grading Report (issued by the GIA) and a Diamond Quality Document(issued by AGS), are”blueprints” of a diamond, providing a diamond’s exact measurements and weight, as well as the details of its cut. colour and clarity. In short, they identify the characteristics of the diamond. Many diamond-grading labs issue certificates. Each piece in our Lab Created Collection comes with an IGI certificate including the diamonds unique laser inscription. With each item, customers will also receive a certificate for their piece just as they do when purchasing our Canadian Diamond Collections.

MINED VS. LAB CREATED DIAMONDS

COMPARISONMINED DIAMONDLAB CREATED DIAMOND
Is It A Real Diamond?YESYES
Creation SourceEarth MadeMan Made
Primary Chemical CompositionCarbonCarbon
Conflict FreeYESYES
Maintain Or Increases In ValueHistorically, YES
Unknown At This Time
Eligible For Lifetime Diamond GuaranteeYESYES
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SUSTAINIBILITY

We are proud to share the amazing sustainability initiatives supported by this collection. This entire collection is finely crafted in 14kt recycled gold. The quality of this gold is identical to newly mined gold though without the same environmental or community impact. Leaving a legacy is a core value to Paris Jewellers, the earth included. In addition to using recycled gold, we have partnered with One Tree Planted to plant a tree for every product sold from our Lab Created collection. One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to global reforestation. They plant trees to restore nature and biodiversity across the globe. For every piece sold, Paris Jewellers will plant one tree in Canada, focused in the British Columbia region affected by forest fire with our co-owners matching all donations at the end of 2022.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is the difference between mined and lab created diamonds?

The difference between mined and lab created diamonds is very straightforward: mined
diamonds are mined from the earth, while lab created diamonds are created in a lab. Both are
diamonds, just their source is different. mined and lab created diamonds are optically, chemically, and compositionally the same. Only with a special tester can they be distinguished
from one another and are both real diamonds.

What is the difference between moissanite and lab created diamonds?
While moissanite may appear to be chemically similar to diamonds, they are not the same as a diamond. Moissanite are composed of silicon carbide, not carbon and are double refractive as opposed to single refractive diamonds. Double refractivity is what gives moissanite their disco ball sparkle effect which is visually different to the brilliance and scintillation of a diamond. Moissanite are not as hard as diamonds measuring at 9.5 on the Mohs scale and change colour over time.
What is the difference between cubic zirconia and lab created diamonds?

Cubic zirconia and lab created diamonds are chemically, compositionally, and optically different.
Cubic zirconia is a diamond simulant while lab-created diamonds are real diamonds.

Will engagement rings in our Lab Created Collection be eligible for our Lifetime Diamond Guarantee?

Yes! Our Lab Created Collection engagement rings over $1999 before taxes are eligible for our Lifetime Diamond Guarantee and trade up program.

Are lab created diamonds real diamonds?

Yes! Lab created diamonds are real diamonds. They are chemically and visually identical to their
mined counterparts.

Are lab created diamonds as durable as mined diamonds?

Yes! Because they have the same chemical composition as mined diamonds, lab created diamonds have the same hardness and durability as mined diamonds.

Will lab created diamonds fade or change colour over time?

No! Because they share the same properties as mined diamonds, lab created diamonds will not
fade or change colour over time.

How are lab created diamonds graded for colour and clarity?

Because lab created diamonds share the same properties as mined diamonds, they are graded
the same way. A VS mined diamond and VS Lab Created diamond are the same quality and
clarity.

Is recycled gold as durable as new gold?

Yes! Recycled gold goes through the same refining process as newly mined gold making it
identical in appearance and durability.

Can lab created diamonds be insured?

Yes! Lab created diamonds can be insured.

How do you grade lab created diamonds?

Lab created diamonds use the same 4cs (carat, cut, clarity, and colour) as mined diamonds.

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