The Prestwick Place Lab-Grown Diamonds are in fact real diamonds and offer the same brilliance, sparkle, and shine of a natural, mined diamond.
A cushion cut diamond is a combination of a more modern and round brilliant cut pattern diamond with a classic, old mine facet pattern diamond cut. Simply put, a cushion cut diamond combines a square cut with rounded corners, giving it an appearance similar to a pillow. This is where the “cushion cut” name comes from. The cushion cut or the “pillow cut” has straight edges with soft, rounded corners and strategic facets to highlight the stone's brilliance.
A lab-grown diamond should be considered and treated just as a natural diamond would as it contains the exact same properties as naturally formed diamonds. The only thing that makes a lab-grown diamond different from a mined diamond is its origin.
A lab-grown diamond touches fewer hands, is conflict-free, they are less ecologically damaging than a mined diamond and they are 30% to 50% less expensive than their earth mined diamond equivalents.
Our Cushion Cut Lab-Diamond is shape that looks perfect in both a modern or vintage setting.
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• Made to order (4-6 weeks) • Hand made in Queensland, Australia • Centre Stone: Lab-Grown Diamond • Cut: Cushion • Size: 3.09 Carat (8 x 8 x 6 mm) • Colour: D • Clarity: VVS1 • Cut: Excellent • Mohs Scale: Lab-Diamond 10 Hardness • Diamond Certification: IGI, GIA, GCAL
Why VVS1? Many Lab-Grown Diamonds available to purchase in-store and online are typically supplied as a VS1 standard only. The Prestwick Lab-Grown Diamond is as a VVS1 standard.
The clarity difference between a VS1 and VVS1 lab-diamond is that a VS1 lab-diamond has a higher number of inclusions that affect the diamond's brilliance, appearance and durability. While the two may look identical without magnification, a VVS1 diamond is cleaner and has fewer blemishes. As a lifetime piece, we believe that the quality and clarity of your Lab-Diamond should not be overlooked.
Sitting comfortably in the top end of the clarity scale, The Prestwick Place VVS1 clarity Lab-Diamonds are two to three grades better than the average VS1 clarity selection for Lab-grown Diamonds.
Why D Colour? Diamond colour is typically graded on a scale descending from D, which means no hint of colour, to Z. A well-cut D colour lab-diamond has a bright, icy white appearance that looks stunningly beautiful. It is important to note that D colour diamonds are valuable because they are rare, and we believe in providing excellence over cutting corners when it comes to the colour of a Lab-grown diamond.
The Prestwick Moissanite is a lab-created stone, meaning it is both ethically and responsibly sourced.