DIAMONDS

You are here seeking the best diamond value for your dollar. I can explain the differences between earth mined diamonds and lab-created diamonds. I am a trained GIA Diamonds Graduate gemologist since 2005.

The differences simply boil down to dollars and sense. You can save $5,000, $10,000 or more on a lab-created diamond versus one mined from the ground. The only fundamental difference is where the diamond is formed – in a lab, or in the earth. Lab created diamonds are literally chemical and carbon copies of earth mined diamonds. Lab created diamonds produced under chemical vapor deposition (known as CVD process), are not moissanite, cubic zirconia or white topaz. They are created from a diamond seed crystal, and the CVD process produces the rough diamond gemstone.

Both earth mined and lab-created gems are cut, polished and finished to the finest Polish and Symmetry possible to bring out the maximum radiance, fire and sparkle. Your eye will be unable to tell the difference. Every lab created diamond comes with a GIA or IGI lab certification.

I can explain how much more lab-created diamond you can buy versus an earth mined diamond. The difference is substantial. We’ve helped our clients save meaningful dollars and the jewelry is of the highest quality and craftsmanship.

Earth mined or lab-created, it’s really up to you and your wallet. I hope this information is helpful. Looking for a particular stone? Please contact me.

Diamond Pricing

Our stock is constantly changing. We can stock or memo D – I color diamonds along with clarity of Slightly Included (SI1) all the way up to Very Very Slightly Included (VVSI1). Contact me and tell me what you are looking for and I’ll have a price ready for you. Pricing is current as of Summer 2021.

Lab Created Diamonds
Round Brilliants Prices

Carat WeightColor/ClarityStarting From
.75I/SI1$825 Ideal VG – EX $1,030 Ideal Premium
.90I/SI1$1,150 Ideal VG – EX $1,355 Ideal Premium
1.00I/SI1$1,600 Ideal VG – EX $1,950 Ideal Premium
1.25I/SI1$2,100 Ideal VG – EX $2,340 Ideal Premium
1.5I/SI1$2,850 Ideal VG – EX $3,100 Ideal Premium
1.75I/SI1$3,700 Ideal VG – EX $4,220 Ideal Premium
2.00++I/SI1$6,500 Ideal VG – EX $7,100 Ideal Premium
Price chart indicates approximate prices per carat weight, color, clarity and finish. VG-EX are considered of very high quality polish and symmetry for fire, brilliance and scintillation. Ideal Premium are considered of the highest possible polish and symmetry quality, also know as “Triple Ex” diamonds. Price estimates begin with I color and SI1 clarity as graded by IGI or GIA for lab created diamonds.

Lab Created Diamonds
Fancy Shape Prices

Carat WeightColor/ClarityStarting From
.75I/SI1$690 Ideal VG – EX
.90I/SI1$925 Ideal VG – EX
1.00I/SI1$1,200 Ideal VG – EX
1.25I/SI1$1,500 Ideal VG – EX
1.5I/SI1$2,850 Ideal VG – EX
1.75I/SI1$3,195 Ideal VG – EX
2.00++I/SI1$5,815 Ideal VG – EX
Fancy shapes (cushion, radiant, princess, pear, oval, etc.) are not graded for overall finish by the GIA or IGI diamond labs. However, we look for the best finished proportions for high quality Polish and Symmetry as defined by the GIA and industry standards. Price estimates begin with I color and SI1 clarity as graded by IGI or GIA for lab created diamonds.