Understanding the challenge of Lab-grown synthetic vs natural mined diamonds in the marketplace.

An artificially produced substitute having all the physical, chemical and optical properties of a natural gem.The impact of “synthetic diamonds” entering the market is continuously popping up in Industry press releases, public relations pieces, and human interest stories (during peak buying periods, such as Christmas and Valentine’s Day).A synthetic diamond is a diamond!Actually they’ve been manufacturing these synthetics since 1953, by GE, then again by Sumitomo. But never have they been commercially and economically feasible to produce for use and sale as a gemstone in a piece of jewelry. Until now.