Evolution is a pursuit for perfection, to create timeless masterpieces. Diamonds are an epitome of this timelessness. They exude grace and glamour, luxury and lustre. Evolv. fine jewelry signifies this high standard of excellence by incorporating high-quality Lab-Grown Diamonds. That is why we have given them their very own distinct signature – the diamond dot. A hallmark of change. Encased in exquisite designs in 14K gold and G-J / VS-SI clarity Lab-Grown Diamonds, our jewelry radiates contemporary elegance.
WHY REDIFNED JEWEL?
Lab-Grown Diamonds are redefining the jewelry industry by being the new-age alternative to mined diamonds. They are made up of the same DNA, carbon, the building blocks of mined diamonds. Created from a deep desire to bring aspirational luxury to the masses, these are grown by replicating the earth’s organic processes, these are physically, chemically and optically identical to mined diamonds.
Our trained employees will explain to you the benefits of evolving to the Lab-Grown alternative. Our versatile designs for suitable for any and every occasion. Whatever the occasion, you will always find a special Lab-Grown piece to match. As an ethical company, we adhere to the best business practices both morally and environmentally. We offer the best value in both price and quality to our partnered retailers.
WHAT IS A LAB-GROWN DIAMOND?
A Lab-Grown Diamond (also known as man-made, lab-created, cultured or cultivated diamond) is created in a controlled laboratory environment as opposed to an underground mine. The process is human-controlled rather than geological.
However, the end-product is a real diamond in every sense. All the physical, chemical, optical and atomic properties of a Lab-Grown Diamond are identical to those of a naturally-mined one. It is also graded by certified gemological institutes on the 4 C’s used for naturally mined diamonds. Truth be told, it is an impeccable, financially savvy alternative to naturally mined diamonds.
HOW ARE DIAMONDS GROWN IN A LABORATORY?
A diamond seed is set in carbon-rich conditions inside a growth chamber. Using our exclusive growth technique, the seed develops into a rough diamond, which is then master-crafted into a lovely, sparkling precious stone.
WHAT IS THE SCOPE OF HUMAN INTERVENTION IN THE GROWTH PROCESS?
Human intervention is limited to placing a diamond seed in a conducive, carbon-rich and dust-free environment. Once the growth process starts, nature takes over. Did you know that just like human fingerprints, no two Lab-Grown Diamonds are the same!
ARE LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS REAL?
Lab-Grown Diamonds are authentic in every sense. All their physical, chemical, optical and atomic properties are identical to those of naturally-mined diamonds. This is unlike diamond simulants such as moissanites, CZ, YAG, etc., which are not actual diamonds but merely resemble them.
On the other hand, these Lab-Grown Diamonds are 100% reliable and are certified by globally renowned independent gemological institutes. These are the same institutes that certify naturally-mined diamonds.
WHAT MAKES LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS UNIQUE?
No two Lab-Grown Diamonds are identical; in fact, it is impossible to create replicas. Therefore, each diamond is unique and rare.
HOW ARE LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS EVALUATED?
All diamonds are commonly evaluated on 4 factors: cut, color, clarity and carat. Together, these are popularly known as the 4 C’s.
Cut: The way a diamond has been cut and polished; its symmetry and proportions are completely dependent on human intervention. The cut is a significant factor in determining the gem’s brilliance and value and is arguably the most important criteria to consider while making a selection.
Color: Diamonds come in a range of colors: from colorless to yellow; brown to gray. A diamond is compared to a globally accepted master set to determine its color value. The range spans from the most sought-after colorless, D; to the least desirable color, Z. Deeply saturated hues occur in colored diamonds, the most intense of which are graded as “fancy” and sell for higher prices. So, a colorless diamond will be most expensive followed by a fancy color followed by a light color. A color chart has been given below for your reference.
Colorless: Colorless diamonds (shades D to F) are the slowest and most difficult diamonds to grow. Yet, these rare phenomena are the most sought-after. They are followed by the near-colorless (shade G to I), which are relatively faster to grow than the colorless ones. Choose from a range of colorless to near-colorless. Let these pristine, sparkling diamonds bring a twinkle in your eye.
Colors: Fancy Blue, Fancy Pink & Fancy Yellow
Clarity: All diamonds have a few imperfections, both within (inclusions) and on the surface (blemishes). Greater clarity is desirable and leads to higher value. To arrive at a clarity grade, the size, color, number, relief, nature and position of a diamond are analyzed by qualified gemologists under 10x loupe and microscope. The standard grades of clarity are given below:
FL – Flawless
This grade is given to diamonds that are free from inclusions and blemishes under 10x magnification. Understandably, these are the rarest and costliest.
IF – Internally Flawless
This grade is for diamonds with no inclusions and small blemishes visible under 10x magnification.
VVS-1 – Very, Very Slightly Included 1
This grade covers diamonds with minute inclusions that are very difficult to locate under 10x magnification.
VS1-2 – Very Slightly Included 2
This grade is given to diamonds with minor inclusions that are fairly difficult to locate when examined under 10x magnification.
SI1-2 – Slightly Included
This grade is for diamonds with noticeable inclusions, which are easily visible under 10x magnification.
I1, I2, I3 – Included
This grade covers diamonds that may be easily seen face-up even with the unaided eye.
Carat: The metric carat is used to measure the weight of gemstones. Each metric carat is equal to 0.20 grams, with 100 points or 200 milligrams per carat. Greater weight of a stone usually means higher value in the case of diamonds.
IF LAB-GROWN DIAMONDS ARE CREATED IN A “CONTROLLED” ENVIRONMENT, WHY ARE THEY STILL RARE AND EXPENSIVE?
Human interaction in creating Lab-Grown Diamonds is limited to the introduction of the diamond seed in the growth chamber and ensuring a dust-free environment. Once the growth chamber is activated, nature takes over the growth process. There are so many factors that affect the final-outcome of the crystal that it is very difficult to control them all and the long growth period adds to the challenge.
Therefore, just like its mined counterpart, each Lab-Grown Diamond is unique. The value of each Lab-Grown Diamond is determined on the evaluation of its 4 C’s.