Why Lab Diamonds?
Get the diamond jewelry you’ve always desired without sacrificing quality or size. Experience luxury at your fingertips.
Our experts hand-select the top 1% of diamonds for their unique beauty and make. Engagement ring center stones are GIA-certified.
Future of Diamonds
Embrace the next evolution of diamonds, one of a new mind that is never mined. No limitations, all innovation.
How Are Lab Diamonds Made?
Lab diamonds are made in controlled laboratory environments using today’s most advanced technologies that duplicate the growing conditions of mined diamonds or those produced by the earth.
Lab diamonds have the same optical and chemical properties as mined diamonds. The sparkle is the exact same. The only difference is their origin.
Yes. A lab diamond will test positive on a diamond tester. Although created by scientists instead of in the earth’s crust, lab diamonds are absolutely real diamonds. They have the same chemical and optical properties as natural diamonds.
Expert gemologists cannot tell the difference between the two with the naked eye. A lab diamond can only be distinguished from mined diamonds using specialized equipment that can detect minor differences in trace elements and crystal growth.
No. Moissanite is a different mineral and stone than diamonds. Moissanite has an entirely different look and hardness rating.
Jean Dousset does not work with moissanite for any of our jewelry or engagement rings. We only select the top 1% of lab diamonds available worldwide.
Here are the two common methods for lab diamond creation and growth: High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) and CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition). CVD is a newer technology and the preferred process to produce a quality, genuine diamond.
Typically, it takes about a month to grow a 1ct CVD diamond, although growth periods vary individually for each diamond.
Growing lab diamonds requires a unique and innovative process that starts with a thin ‘seed’ diamond placed inside a chamber and subjected to high temperatures. Then, a carbon-rich gas mixture is introduced. The gasses are ionized to break down their molecular bonds, allowing the pure carbon to attach itself to the diamond seed. As the carbon builds up, it forms atomic bonds with the seed diamond, resulting in a new, larger diamond that is identical to diamonds found in nature.
At Jean Dousset, all of our diamonds greater than 1 carat are grown using the CVD process.
About Our GIA-Certified Diamonds
Just like mined diamonds, not all lab diamonds are grown or cut perfectly. That’s why we hand-select the top 1% of diamonds available in the market.
Quality matters. You can trust you’re getting the highest quality lab diamond because we invest in GIA-certified center stones–the foremost diamond grading authority in the world.
Our diamond experts search for the best lab diamonds, so you don’t have to. Our digital feed only features colorless or nearly colorless lab diamonds from a D-H color range to select from when creating your engagement ring.
We recommend purchasing a diamond as a sentimental piece, whether you choose lab or mined. If you'd like to upgrade, we have a lifetime engagement ring upgrade program so you have the flexibility to get something new whether it’s for your tenth anniversary or your first.
We’re committed to helping you choose what matters most to you. When it comes to your diamond engagement ring, we encourage you to select the diamond that makes the most sense for your preferences and your bank account. Our mission is to provide an exceptional high-quality lab diamond engagement ring–fit to your desires and preferences without compromise.
Yes. Similar to a mined diamond, lab diamond rings can be insured. We recommend Jeweler’s Mutual where you can get a free jewelry insurance quote. Please contact us if you have any additional questions or need assistance.
All our lab diamonds are Type IIa with D-H color grading. A Type IIa diamond is considered to be the most chemically pure type of diamond in the world, with exceptional optical transparency. They make up less than 2% of mined diamonds.
Diamonds Beyond the 4C’s®
Our ultra-curated diamonds are unsurpassed for their quality, beauty, and make.
Color evaluation is based on the absence of color in white diamonds. Our center stones are exclusively colorless to near colorless and all of our jewelry is colorless.
A well-cut diamond reflects and refracts light for maximum brilliance. Our diamonds are ‘Excellent’ cut—the highest grading a diamond can receive.
Carat indicates the weight of a diamond, not the size. Our lab diamonds are always cut to maximize the overall beauty in any given price range.
Clarity refers to the absence of inclusions in a diamond. We offer VS+ clarity lab diamonds with no visible imperfections to the naked eye.
Our diamond experts hand-select GIA-certified stones for your engagement ring from the top 1% of diamonds available worldwide. Personalize your dream engagement ring from our digital lab diamond collection.
Yes. Engagement rings are exclusively made with lab diamond center stones that you select from our digital diamond collection.
All diamond pavé and diamonds on your engagement ring that are not center stones are conflict-free, lab diamonds.
We do not sell mined diamonds but may be able to source something custom for you. Please reach out to our client services team for assistance.
First, select your preferred engagement ring design and personalized details. Then select your center stone from our curated diamond feed to view the final price of your engagement ring.
In case you can’t find what you’re looking for, we encourage you to Contact Us and we’d be happy to assist you with your engagement ring.