What are synthetic diamonds?
The first thing that will come to your mind is that synthetic diamonds may mean ‘artificial diamonds’ which are not real. However, this is nothing but lies. Synthetic diamonds or lab grown diamonds are produced in a controlled environment mimicking that of natural diamonds. Thus they are true diamonds, but they are ‘man-made’ and thus not naturally occurring.
How to identify synthetic diamonds?
Identifying the difference between real and synthetic diamonds is next to impossible, unless you have thousands of dollars to spare for specialized equipment that can distinguish between the two. This is because both synthetic and mined diamonds are 100% carbon and both can be classified as true diamonds.
As there is no way a novice customer is able to differentiate between mined or synthetic diamonds, the GIA certificate for synthetic diamonds comes with a special indication of the same on its certificate. For many people, a diamond is a diamond, whether naturally mined or synthetic. If others, a natural diamond is worth much more than a synthetic diamond.
Currently, there are a few companies who have started laser tagging their diamonds to distinguish the synthetic from the naturals, but these companies are few and far between.
In the end, if you want to know if a diamond is synthetic or not, there isn’t any way to do so.
What are the best places to purchase synthetic diamonds for jewelry?
There is no set place where you can get synthetic diamonds- currently in India there aren’t dedicated retailers who sell synthetic diamond products(of which I know of). However if you do desire to get man made diamonds directly from the manufacturer, you can contact who manufacture and sell lab grown diamonds, lab created diamonds in India.
Once you get these diamonds, you can contact your local goldsmith or jewellery shop who can then make for you customized diamond jewellery according to your tastes.