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The Timeless Beauty of Earth Mined Diamonds

At Albert's Diamond Jewelers, we celebrate the magnificence and allure of natural diamonds, timeless treasures born from the depths of the Earth over millions of years. From their unique formation to the exquisite craftsmanship that showcases their brilliance, let's embark on a journey to explore the fascinating world of natural diamonds.

How to Tell if a Diamond is Real

Distinguishing a real diamond from other gemstones or fake diamond simulants is essential when investing in fine jewelry. Here are some key factors to consider when identifying a genuine diamond:

  • Professional Certification: Obtain a professional diamond certification from a reputable gemological laboratory. Organizations such as the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) or the American Gem Society (AGS) provide unbiased assessments of a diamond's authenticity and quality.
  • Diamond Testing Tools: Jewelers use specialized tools to test diamonds, such as a diamond tester that measures heat conductivity. A real diamond will conduct heat differently from most diamond simulants.
  • Clarity and Brilliance: Natural diamonds possess an unmatched brilliance and sparkle due to their unique crystal structure. They often exhibit clarity characteristics like inclusions or imperfections that are typical of diamonds.
  • Fog Test: Breathe on the diamond's surface to create condensation. A real diamond disperses heat rapidly, causing the fog to dissipate almost instantly. Diamond simulants may take longer to clear up.
  • Scratch Test: Natural diamonds are the hardest substance known, so they can scratch most other materials. However, performing a scratch test is not recommended, as it may damage the diamond.

Visit us today to explore the enchanting world of natural diamonds and indulge in the luxury of these extraordinary gems.

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The Captivating Facts About Lab Grown Diamonds

Have you ever wondered about the allure of lab grown diamonds? At Albert's Diamond Jewelers, a premier jewelry store in Indiana, we invite you to explore the fascinating realm of lab grown diamonds - a testament to sustainability and exceptional craftsmanship. From the process of creation to their inherent benefits, let's embark on a journey through the captivating world of these ethically produced gems.

What is a Lab Grown Diamond?

Lab grown diamonds, also known as lab created diamonds, are exquisite gems crafted in controlled laboratory environments. They are nurtured using the same natural conditions that foster the formation of traditional diamonds, resulting in stones with identical characteristics and chemical properties to their naturally occurring counterparts.

How Lab Grown Diamonds are Made

The creation of lab grown diamonds involves two distinct methods. The High Pressure-High Heat (HPHT) method subjects a tiny diamond, referred to as a seed crystal, to intense pressure and heat, enabling the growth of a larger, stunning diamond.

On the other hand, the Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) diamond process places a seed crystal in a high-temperature chamber filled with carbon-rich gasses. As the chamber heats up, the carbon atoms accumulate upon the seed crystal, giving rise to a brilliant diamond.

Are Lab Diamonds Real?

Absolutely! Lab grown diamonds are indeed genuine diamonds, possessing the same chemical and physical properties as naturally formed diamonds. These remarkable gems are every bit as valuable as their natural counterparts, exuding elegance and beauty with unmatched brilliance.

The Pros and Cons of Lab Diamonds

  • Lab grown diamonds offer a multitude of advantages that make them a popular choice for jewelry enthusiasts:
  • High Quality: The strict controls applied during their creation often result in lab grown diamonds exhibiting superior quality compared to natural diamonds.
  • Environmentally Friendly: Ethical and sustainable production practices make lab grown diamonds an eco-conscious option for environmentally aware individuals.
  • Fewer Defects: These diamonds often showcase fewer internal defects, enhancing their clarity and allure.
  • Higher Purity: With fewer impurities, lab grown diamonds boast higher purity levels, radiating exceptional brilliance.
  • More Affordable: Lab grown diamonds provide an affordable alternative for those seeking a stunning diamond without compromising on quality.
  • Known Origin/Reputable Sources: The transparent production process ensures traceability and instills confidence in the origin of these magnificent gems.
  • More Color Selection: Lab grown diamonds offer a captivating variety of colors, including unique hues rarely found in natural diamonds.

At Albert's Diamond Jewelers, we invite you to explore our extensive array of lab grown diamonds.

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