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Diamond Sources


Shoppers have many options for sourcing diamonds, from conflict-free mined diamonds and recycled vintage stones to lab-grown synthetics. There are even lookalikes available, such as moissanites and white sapphires. Learn the pros and cons of these alternatives.

Facts About Diamonds vs Diamond Buying Myths

Facts About Diamonds vs Diamond Buying Myths

You’re sure to encounter many myths when diamond buying. Learn these facts about diamonds so that you can find the...
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Review of Lightbox Jewelry for Blue Nile: This Will Save You Money

Review of Lightbox Jewelry for Blue Nile: This Will Save You Money

Will a lab-grown diamond from Blue Nile’s Lightbox Jewelry collection save you money? We’ll take you shopping for pink diamond...
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Grading Lab-Grown Diamonds: An Introduction to the Four Cs

Grading Lab-Grown Diamonds: An Introduction to the Four Cs

Who Created the Four Cs Standard? Robert M. Shipley, the founder of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), developed the...
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Lab-Grown Diamond Pricing

Lab-Grown Diamond Pricing

What are the major factors behind lab-grown diamond pricing? Learn how synthetic diamond pricing differs from that of natural diamonds....
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Is Growing Diamonds a Sustainable Alternative to Diamond Mining?

Is Growing Diamonds a Sustainable Alternative to Diamond Mining?

Are lab-grown diamonds a more sustainable resource than natural diamonds? Compare the environmental impact of diamond mining to lab production....
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Lab-Grown Diamond Production Methods

Lab-Grown Diamond Production Methods

Lab-grown diamond production methods simulate the natural conditions that produce diamonds deep underground. Learn how the HPTP and CVD processes...
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A Brief History of Lab-Grown Diamonds

A Brief History of Lab-Grown Diamonds

The lab-grown diamonds available now are the result of decades of research. Learn the history of lab-grown diamonds and how...
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How to Spot a Fake Diamond: What These 13 Tests Really Mean!

How to Spot a Fake Diamond: What These 13 Tests Really Mean!

Not sure what your gem is? Try these 13 at-home tests to spot a fake diamond — and learn what...
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How to Buy a Lab-Grown Diamond in 2021

How to Buy a Lab-Grown Diamond in 2021

Lab-Grown Diamonds: The Basics Can you tell that this 1.57-carat Princess cut diamond was grown in a lab? Lab-grown diamonds...
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Cubic Zirconia Vs. Diamonds

Cubic Zirconia Vs. Diamonds

If you’re looking for a lab-made stone for your engagement ring, you’ll find that there are a lot of options...
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Ethical Diamonds: How to Buy a Conflict-Free Diamond in 2021

Ethical Diamonds: How to Buy a Conflict-Free Diamond in 2021

Where Diamonds Come From First, it is important to understand where diamonds come from and how they are produced. Diamonds...
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Does the GIA Grade Lab-Grown Diamonds?

Does the GIA Grade Lab-Grown Diamonds?

History Previously, the GIA had a policy of only giving a full grading report to mined diamonds. Though the non-profit...
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Does Diamond Hardness Really Matter?

Does Diamond Hardness Really Matter?

18K Yellow Gold Marquise Cluster Halo Diamond Engagement Ring by James Allen. What Does Mineral Hardness Mean? Mineral hardness refers...
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White Sapphires vs Diamonds

White Sapphires vs Diamonds

Do white sapphires make good alternatives to diamonds? Compare their qualities and learn how to choose the right engagement ring...
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What’s the Best Diamond Alternative?

What’s the Best Diamond Alternative?

If you like the diamond look but want something different, learn the pros and cons of these white gems and...
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Lab-Grown Diamonds FAQ

Lab-Grown Diamonds FAQ

Lab-grown diamonds are becoming popular options for engagement ring stones. Learn the truth about these gems in our FAQ and...
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Creating an Ethical Engagement Ring: the Complete Guide

Creating an Ethical Engagement Ring: the Complete Guide

If you're trying to create an ethical engagement ring, you have some research ahead. Our guide can help you shop...
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Moissanite vs Diamond: Beauty, Durability, and Price

Moissanite vs Diamond: Beauty, Durability, and Price

Debating moissanite vs diamond for your engagement ring? Learn how they compare in beauty, durability, and price and pick the...
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Conflict-Free Diamonds: What Does it Mean?

Conflict-Free Diamonds: What Does it Mean?

Searching for an ethical engagement ring? Learn about conflict-free diamonds, issues with artisanal mining, and how to find a ring...
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Lab-Created Diamonds: the Ultimate Guide

Lab-Created Diamonds: the Ultimate Guide

Separate fact from fiction and you’ll find lab-created diamonds make great alternatives to mined diamonds. Our guide will show you...
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