Lab Diamonds vs Real Diamonds

Lab Diamonds vs Real Diamonds

When it comes to timeless treasures, few things compare to the allure of a diamond. In our 150-year history at Springer's Jewelers, we've seen all kinds of these precious gems. However, in recent years, a new type of diamond has emerged, causing quite a stir - the lab-grown diamond. Join us as we delve into the world of diamonds, comparing these two fascinating varieties.

What are Diamonds?

Diamonds, known as the kings of all precious stones, are formed deep within the Earth under high pressure and temperature. For centuries, these gleaming gemstones have been cherished for their beauty and durability. Our fine jewelry collection at Springer's Jewelers reflects this timeless appeal, including both natural and lab-grown varieties.

What are Lab-Grown Diamonds?

Stepping into the future of fine jewelry, lab-grown diamonds are, as their name suggests, grown in laboratories. Scientists replicate the conditions that form natural diamonds, resulting in stones that share identical physical and chemical properties to their natural counterparts. These lab-grown wonders represent innovation and technology's transformative effect on the jewelry industry.

The Differences Between Lab-Grown and Natural Diamonds

While visually similar, lab-grown and natural diamonds have distinct differences. They are chemically identical, both made of carbon atoms arranged in a specific structure. However, the formation processes differ significantly; natural diamonds form over billions of years, while lab-grown diamonds mature in a matter of weeks or months.

Lastly, lab-grown diamonds are generally more affordable, making them a popular choice for customers who prioritize value without compromising on quality. 

Advantages of Natural Diamonds

Natural diamonds carry a rich history and emotional significance. Their journey from the depths of the Earth to a piece of fine jewelry is genuinely remarkable. Their unique formation results in a diamond that is one-of-a-kind, further contributing to their symbolic value. Additionally, natural diamonds often hold their value over time, making them a potential long-term investment.

Advantages of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds offer a modern, ethical, and cost-effective alternative to traditional diamonds. They avoid the complex ethical issues surrounding some diamond mining practices and offer consistently high-quality gemstones. Given their affordability, they allow customers the opportunity to own larger or higher quality diamonds than they might have otherwise considered.

How to Choose Between Lab-Grown and Natural Diamonds

Choosing between lab-grown and natural diamonds is a personal decision that depends on several factors, including budget, values, and preferences. At Springer's Jewelers, our team of experts can provide valuable guidance and information to help you make the best decision for you.


Whether you choose a natural diamond for its timeless allure or a lab-grown diamond for its modern appeal, remember that each stone is unique and beautiful in its own right. Both types of diamonds have a place in the world of fine jewelry and can bring joy and beauty to the wearer.

Discover our selection of both natural and lab-grown diamonds at Springer's Jewelers, where our dedication to quality and customer service shines as brightly as our diamonds. Ready to explore your options? Schedule an appointment with us at Springer's Jewelers, and let our experts guide you through the mesmerizing world of diamonds.

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