Last year, SterlingCanyon came across a company that claimed to have perfected the mass production of clear and colored diamonds in their lab. Yes, diamonds have been created in the lab for decades for industrial use. The new claim here is that these diamonds are large enough to wear, and the quality is good enough to be accepted by the jewelry industry.
The company I’m speaking of is Gemesis, and they have opened a jewelry website in an effort to hawk their goods. Pictured here is a brilliant yellow 2.5ct diamond. Put it on a white gold band and it will sell for $20,000. Pricing is said to be 20 to 40% less than what Blue Nile is selling them for.
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has graded these as real diamonds. However, is the buying public purchasing these because they are shiny and hard? Does it make a difference to you whether the diamond you bought for your wedding came from a lab or came out of the ground? Their is something to be said about the real deal. Appearances can be deceiving. Does it matter? Only you wearing the ring will know. If it doesn’t bother you, save 40% on your wedding ring and move on. Some people it will bother. I wouldn’t spend that kind of money knowing that the diamond my wife is wearing, that represents our love forever, was created like Dr. Frankenstein’s monster, in a lab.