Synthetic diamonds are one of the hottest new trends in the jewelry industry. These cultured, man-made stones are the real deal–having exactly the same look and chemical make-up of a mined diamond. The main difference? Synthetic diamonds are grown above the ground in a lab instead of below. As there are only a handful of companies around the world who are can create true synthetic diamonds, we have compiled a comprehensive list of the reputable places to help you find exactly what you are looking for.
Synthetic Diamond Company #1: Chatham Diamonds
A world leader in lab created gemstones, Chatham diamonds is a recognized brand. A beautiful website and easy to use store locator makes synthetic diamonds just a click away. Chatham offers a stunning array of rings, earrings, pendants and necklaces, as well as a beautiful selection of loose colored diamonds, rubies, emeralds and sapphires. Chatham colored synthetic diamonds are found in stores around the world.
Warranty/Guarantee: Varies by retail store location
Synthetic Diamond Company #2: D. Nea Diamonds
D. Nea Diamonds is one of the leading synthetic diamond companies, partnered with AOTC Group to provide high quality diamonds. D. Nea offers both fancy colored diamonds, as well as white, colorless diamonds.
Warranty/Guarantee: 30 day full refund
Synthetic Diamond Company #3: Created Diamonds.com
Offering gorgeous colored synthetic diamonds, along with the more rare white, colorless variety, Created Diamonds is another great option. They offer loose stones as well as rings, earrings and pendants.
Warranty/Guarantee: 7 day full refund
Synthetic Diamond Company #4: Takara Diamonds
Other Synthetic Diamond Companies
- Gemesis: As of end of 2011, the company appears to be in production and taking media inquiries only at this point.
- Apollo: Purchased by another company earlier in 2011 and registered under the name Scio Diamonds.
- Please note that there is a substantial difference between “synthetic diamonds” and “diamond simulants”. Simulants are often confused with synthetics. If you see a price of a gold or platinum ring set with stones for under $1500, it will most likely be a diamond simulant.
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