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What are Grown Diamonds?

What are Grown Diamonds?

Grown Diamonds are just like test tube babies grown from a single seed of Diamond under the same heat and pressure like in the crust of mother earth. They are ecologically friendly as they do not scar the earth with mining. Since they avoid the stigma of blood-diamonds there has been a worldwide acceptance for this category. And, most importantly, they are more uniform, yet cheaper than earth-mined diamonds.

Is it a REAL Diamond?

Yes it is a real diamond, even the most sophisticated gem laboratories certify it as diamonds. The only difference is the origin of these diamonds, instead of being mined from the earth they are Grown under controlled environment in a lab.

How is the price comparison?

Grown diamonds are half the price of mined diamonds in case of solitaires and 1/5th (20%) price of star and melee diamonds. For example below is a comparison chart of pricing:

GemstoneSizeQualityRetail Price / carat
Mined DiamondStar / MeleeEF VVS100000
Grown DiamondStar / MeleeEF VVS24000
MoissaniteStar / MeleeEF VVSNA

How is it different from Moissanites?

Moissanites are just another gemstones which have properties similar to a diamond and in case of solitaires they are still the best option to go for since solitaires of grown diamonds are still quite expensive and are around 50% price of Mined diamonds while Moissanites are only 10% of mined diamonds.

What is the buy back / resale of grown diamonds?

Fiona offers a 100% buy back on all its jewellery which applies for the grown diamond collection also. Apart from this there is a world market with many players dealing in grown diamonds now so the consumer can sell their grown diamond jewellery to anyone around the world.

Who are the other players in India or abroad for Grown diamonds?

Fiona is the first and only registered brand to launch Grown diamond jewellery in India. Across the world all major brands have already launched their collection and to name a few they are: Swaroski, Love grown diamonds, Love Monster, Brilliant earth etc.

Why is it not so popular in India?

It is not so popular because even labs can not identify the difference from the mined diamonds in jewellery and that is the reason jewellers are mixing it with mined diamonds and selling it without disclosing it.

But it is made in the lab so how can it be REAL Diamond?

Even test tube babies are made in the lab but they are real so similarly these diamonds are grown from a single carbon seed and have exactly the same features and properties like that of a mined diamonds. Moreover, certificate from renowned labs also certify them as Diamonds and not as FAKE Diamonds or cubic zirconia. Apart from that they have a buy back which is never valid on fake diamonds.

Does it fade or become cloudy with time?

No! it stays forever just like a mined diamond.

Is it available in all color and clarity?

Yes grown diamonds are available in all color and clarity just like mined diamonds but Fiona believes in quality and so with Fiona jewellery we use only EF Color and VVS – VS clarity with excellent cut to give the best to its clients.