Lab-grown diamonds are real diamonds.
Lab grown diamonds are composed of crystallised carbon just like natural diamonds so the two have the same appearance and the same physical, chemical and optical characteristics.
Lab-grown diamonds are created using extreme pressure and heat inside a machine rather than the bowels of the Earth. Lab grown diamonds are identical to earth mined diamonds in every way, except that they are grown in a lab.
They have the same chemical, physical, and optical properties as mined diamonds however, they are free from all forms of conflict, they do not impose ecological harm and damage to our environment and they do not require any diamond mining.
The Prestwick Lab-Diamond is available in any cut, colour, clarity and carat although we opt to list online D colour Lab-Diamonds in three clarity's only. (VVS1 - VS1 - SI1)
We have done so mindfully, in order to provide a range to suit most budgets while maintaining a high quality calibre of Diamond. If however, you would like to increase or decrease your cut/colour/clarity/carat, please email us and we can quote you accordingly.
A CAD is a drawing of your ring that is created on computer software which is then used to make a cast mould of a ring. When using a CAD, the artistic, human element is removed and we don't believe this is how engagement rings should be made.
Just like sustainable food and fashion; handmade, artisan jewellery havehigher levels of materials and craftsmanship involved when making them. This is the special quality missing from all mass-produced rings.