The Gem Lab is now an authorized retailer of New Dawn Created Diamonds.
At New Dawn Created Diamonds we are helping to sustain Mother Earth. New Dawn Created Diamonds are man-made lab grown diamonds that are identical to mined diamonds in every way, except their origin. Mined diamonds take billions of years to create deep below the earth’s surface. In some areas, volcanic activity has brought the diamonds closer to the surface but in most cases we have to mine down into the earth to find them and bring them up to the surface. This mining process means massive amounts of energy is required to move millions of tons of earth each year. We are proud that not one shovelful of earth was moved to create New Dawn Diamonds.
Lab-grown diamonds are a new option for those seeking to balance the symbolism and beauty of diamond with a concern for the environment and social responsibility. Coupled with a significantly smaller carbon footprint in manufacturing and a conflict-free origin, lab-grown diamonds are quickly becoming an attractive and desirable alternative to mined diamonds. Unlike Cubic Zirconia, Moissanite, White Sapphire and numerous other diamond imitations which only SIMULATE the look of diamond, lab-grown diamonds ARE diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds are known as Type-IIa diamonds, which make up only about 1-2% of the world’s diamonds. This highly pure form of diamond is the same type as most of the world’s largest whitest and most famous diamonds including those in the Crown Jewels, like the Cullinan. This achievement is the result of two processes called High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). Diamond crystals grow atom-by-atom in a very tightly controlled environment, replicating the process of nature, but at a much faster rate. Usable crystals grow in about 2-3 months. Although only a very small fraction of the world’s diamond economy has been found to have some connection to political upheaval and civil war in some African countries most responsible jewelers make every effort to assure that the diamonds they purchase are guaranteed to be sourced from regions not associated with such conflicts. Lab-grown diamonds, with their guaranteed conflict-free origin, are a welcome alternative for those seeking a socially-responsible option. Lab-grown diamonds are chemically, physically, optically and visually IDENTICAL to mined diamonds. The only differences are where they are created AND the price. Lab-grown diamonds are as much as 30-40% lower in price than mined diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds are identifiable by the inscription “Lab Grown” found on the girdle of the diamond or by a trained gemologist with advanced equipment.