Why Choose Natural Diamonds
Characteristics of Natural Diamonds
Natural diamonds come from the ground. They are dense formations of carbon that occur over millions of years, arranged in perfect symmetry. This is due to intense heat and pressure applied naturally over time, which creates the brilliant, ideally colorless jewel that we know and love. While initially discovered in India, sources of these gems were found in various regions around the world, albeit rarely. Due to their origins, they often have “flaws” – or “inclusions” – that show their unique journey. Up until very recently, natural mined diamonds were the only source. Now, through the advancement of technology, scientists have discovered ways to create these beautiful stones in a lab.
Natural vs Lab-Created
Lab-created diamonds are visually identical to their natural counterparts. They are, after all, the same chemical substance. Even the most highly trained experts cannot tell lab-created apart from natural, unlike diamond alternatives like cubic zirconia. Laboratory-made diamonds are made in a myriad of ways, but the result is the same: identically pure diamonds. They are less expensive and valuable than their earth-mined counterparts, so they are the preferred choice for people who want something more cost-effective. Natural diamonds are mined from all over the world. They are a little more expensive due to their rarity, but retain their value over time.
Why Choose a Natural Stone?
While laboratory-made diamonds are easier to find and more cost-effective, they lack the romance of a natural stone. Each lab-grown gem is the same, identical in almost every way. Natural stones, on the other hand, are unique. Due to their long history, these naturally mined gems have small inclusions that let them tell the story of their life. Every stone is precious and personal. For engagement rings or gifts with romantic intent, natural stones can mirror the special relationship between two people. No matter what state-of-the-art processes lab-grown diamonds undergo, they will never have the same distinctive quality of a natural diamond.
Find the Best Diamond Selection at BARONS Jewelers
At BARONS Jewelers, you will find an unbeatable selection of brilliant and radiant diamonds. Our Dublin, California showroom has been providing the East Bay area with the taste of luxury for decades. With a vast selection of high-end luxury jewelry and timepiece designers, we ensure that every customer leaves with a piece worthy of becoming an heirloom. In case that your jewelry needs to be reconstructed or repaired, we also offer professional jewelry repair services to return your pieces to their original brilliance. Contact us today at (925) 344-8317 to learn more about us and our diamond selection.