Shane Co. Lab-Grown
Diamonds

What Are Lab-Grown Diamonds? Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Real?

Unlike moissanite or cubic zirconia, a lab-grown diamond is a real diamond. Chemically speaking, lab-grown diamonds are identical to natural diamonds. To the naked eye they look exactly the same. The fact of the matter is, lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds are both diamonds.

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Shane Co.

Lab-Grown

Diamonds

What Are Lab-Grown Diamonds? Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Real?

Unlike moissanite or cubic zirconia, a lab-grown diamond is a real diamond. Chemically speaking, lab-grown diamonds are identical to natural diamonds. To the naked eye they look exactly the same. The fact of the matter is, lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds are both diamonds.

Shop Lab-Grown Diamonds
Mobile Images of a lab tech and a collection of lab grown stones

How Are Lab-Grown
Diamonds Made?

Lab-grown diamonds are made over a matter of weeks using advanced technology perfected to an art.
An illustration of lab-grown diamond seeds

Lab-grown diamonds

start with a thin slice of

diamond seed.

Illustration of a heated chamber

This seed is placed in a

sealed chamber and heated

to a high temp.

Illustration of a carbon-rich gas cloud
The chamber is then filled with carbon-rich gasses.
Illustration of a lab-grown rough diamond

A diamond is born when

carbon merges with the

diamond seed.

Illustration of a lab-grown rough diamond and a measurement caliper

The rough diamond is

then cut to exacting

standards.

Illustration of a finished lab-grown diamond

The end result is a diamond with

the same chemical makeup as a

natural diamond.

How Are Lab-Grown

Diamonds Made?

Lab-grown diamonds are made over a matter of weeks using advanced technology perfected to an art.
An illustration of lab-grown diamond seeds

Lab-grown diamonds

start with a thin slice of

diamond seed.

Illustration of a heated chamber

This seed is placed in a

sealed chamber and heated

to a high temp.

Illustration of a carbon-rich gas cloud
The chamber is then filled with carbon-rich gasses.
Illustration of a lab-grown rough diamond

A diamond is born when

carbon merges with the

diamond seed.

Illustration of a lab-grown rough diamond and a measurement caliper

The rough diamond is

then cut to exacting

standards.

Illustration of a finished lab-grown diamond

The end result is a diamond with

the same chemical makeup as a

natural diamond.

How Are

Lab-Grown

Diamonds Made?

Lab-grown diamonds are made over a matter of weeks using advanced technology perfected to an art.
An illustration of lab-grown diamond seeds

Lab-grown diamonds

start with a thin slice of

diamond seed.

Illustration of a heated chamber

This seed is placed in a

sealed chamber and heated

to a high temp.

Illustration of a carbon-rich gas cloud
The chamber is then filled with carbon-rich gasses.
Illustration of a lab-grown rough diamond

A diamond is born when

carbon merges with the

diamond seed.

Illustration of a lab-grown rough diamond and a measurement caliper

The rough diamond is

then cut to exacting

standards.

Illustration of a finished lab-grown diamond

The end result is a diamond with

the same chemical makeup as a

natural diamond.

Images of a loose lab-grown diamond and a woman wearing a diamond engagement ring

Why Are Shane Co. Lab-Grown Diamonds Better?

When it comes to lab-grown diamonds, we take the same approach we do for all our diamonds. We work with the best diamond vendors — people who’ve perfected the art and science of creating gorgeous diamonds in a lab — then hand-select only the best stones, and have them cut by the best diamond cutters.
  • Because of our deep network and longstanding relationships with natural diamond suppliers, we were able to meet with the best producers in the lab-grown diamond business. These producers are making diamonds with the same quality we’re known for, that live up to our superior standards.

  • We’re currently offering Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) diamonds with an HPHT treatment to enhance their color. Our vendors are using the newest, best-in-class technology that they’ve perfected over decades.

  • Our vendors first cherry-pick the best lab-grown diamonds for us, and then we personally hand-select the ones we want to buy from them. We use the best, most experienced stone cutters, families we’ve been working with for generations. Their years of experience cutting natural diamonds now carries over into cutting lab-grown diamonds to the same exacting standards.
Images of a loose lab-grown diamond and a woman wearing a diamond engagement ring
Why Are Shane Co. Lab-Grown Diamonds Better?
When it comes to lab-grown diamonds, we take the same approach we do for all our diamonds. We work with the best diamond vendors — people who’ve perfected the art and science of creating gorgeous diamonds in a lab — then hand-select only the best stones, and have them cut by the best diamond cutters.
  • Because of our deep network and longstanding relationships with natural diamond suppliers, we were able to meet with the best producers in the lab-grown diamond business. These producers are making diamonds with the same quality we’re known for, that live up to our superior standards.

  • We’re currently offering Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD) diamonds with an HPHT treatment to enhance their color. Our vendors are using the newest, best-in-class technology that they’ve perfected over decades.

  • Our vendors first cherry-pick the best lab-grown diamonds for us, and then we personally hand-select the ones we want to buy from them. We use the best, most experienced stone cutters, families we’ve been working with for generations. Their years of experience cutting natural diamonds now carries over into cutting lab-grown diamonds to the same exacting standards.

An Endless Selection of Lab-Grown Diamonds

We offer an incredible selection of lab-grown diamond shapes — round, pear, cushion cut, emerald cut, and more — in a wide range of carat weights, from 1 carat all the way up to 5 carats.
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An Endless Selection of Lab-Grown Diamonds
We offer an incredible selection of lab-grown diamond shapes — round, pear, cushion cut, emerald cut, and more — in a wide range of carat weights, from 1 carat all the way up to 5 carats.
Shop Lab-Grown Diamonds
Images of a loose lab-grown diamond and a diamond engagement ring

Transparency and Integrity

At Shane Co., we go above and beyond to differentiate our lab-grown diamonds from our natural diamonds. Our lab-grown diamonds are kept separate from our natural diamonds from when they’re created by the vendor up until they’re brought home by the customer. As an added measure, our lab-grown diamonds are certified by a third-party institute and inscribed with “Shane Co. Lab-Grown.”

How Can You Tell the Difference Between Natural and Lab-Grown Diamonds?

To the naked eye, it’s impossible to distinguish lab-grown diamonds from natural diamonds. A trained gemologist can determine the difference using sophisticated equipment. At Shane Co. we inscribe “Shane Co. Lab-Grown” on every lab-grown diamond, which can be viewed with a loupe and ensures they’ll never be confused for natural diamonds.

Lab-Grown Diamond Certification

Our lab-grown diamonds are certified by an accredited independent gemological institute.

In addition to the diamond’s carat weight and measurements, a diamond certificate includes grades for the diamond’s cut, clarity, and color.

Learn More About Diamond Certification

A Great Value

Because lab-grown diamonds are less rare than natural, you’re able to get a larger diamond for your budget.

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A Great Value

Because lab-grown diamonds are less rare than natural, you’re able to get a larger diamond for your budget.

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Free Lifetime
Warranty

Our warranty is free, for life, and even covers the center stone.

Learn About Our Warranty

Upgrades

Unlike many other jewelers, at Shane Co. you can upgrade your center stone at any time with our generous trade-in policy.

Learn About Our Upgrade Policy

Upgrades

Unlike many other jewelers, at Shane Co. you can upgrade your center stone at any time with our generous trade-in policy.

Learn About Our Upgrade Policy

Image of an engagement ring

Create Your Own Engagement Ring

Now for the fun part! You can create a dream ring by choosing a setting, a center stone, and then adding your own touch.
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Lab-Grown Diamond FAQs

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