When buying a diamond the options are clear: the 'real thing'... or synthetic ones, also known as lab-grown, which have no lasting value.
A diamond by definition is a mineral created by nature; a “diamond” always means a natural diamond. As often happens with extraordinary objects, imitators abound and can lead to consumer confusion. A synthetic diamond, by definition, is an artificial product that has essentially the same physical characteristics as a diamond. They are sometimes marketed today as “laboratory-grown”, “cultured”, “created”, “cultivated”, “synthetic”, “simulated”, or “man-made”, but it's important to understand the difference between a diamond and these products because by definition, they are not diamonds.
There is increasing confusion about synthetic or laboratory-grown diamonds; in this piece, learn more about the significant differences between a diamond and a synthetic.