Natural or Cultivated Diamonds? It's ALL About Choices.
October 9, 2017
You can get a very meaningful purchase from custom jewelry that you or a loved one will likely wear for a long time to come. When it comes to selecting fine jewelry, it’s important to have options that align with your lifestyle. Cultivated and natural diamonds are just two of the many options we offer to our customers, and while it can be difficult to know the difference between the two, we’re here to help you make an educated decision.
It's important to know that cultivated and natural diamonds are exactly the same in chemical and physical structure. A cultivated diamond is still as much of a diamond as one pulled from a mine. Both diamonds are created from carbon under intense heat and pressure until it forms a crystal structure. Natural diamonds come from carbon that is trapped under the earth for extended periods of time. Cultivated diamonds recreate these same conditions in a lab.
Because of this, there are a few faint differences between the two stones. Because natural diamonds are created by natural processes, they are more likely to have unique features that set them apart. Scientists create more uniform stones in a lab setting since the diamonds are isolated from outside factors.
It’s nearly impossible for even an experienced jeweler to identify the difference between natural and cultivated diamonds. Special equipment is required to determine a difference and it is usually impossible to tell with the naked eye. Both are absolutely real diamonds.
The decision to buy one over the other is a personal preference. At J. F. Kruse Jewelers, we want to honor your preferences and give you options. Some customers want certified natural diamonds; others are looking for a more cost-effective option for their first jewelry purchase. Often customers come into our showroom to look for stones they like, regardless of whether they are natural or cultivated. All of these options will select authentic stones for a piece we are proud to create with you.
We love being a part of a diverse, vibrant community and understand that our customers are passionate about many things, including how their jewelry is sourced. J. F. Kruse wants to make sure your passions are reflected in your fine jewelry, helping you better enjoy the piece for years to come.
When It's Forever - It's J. F. Kruse Jewelers.
Did you know? Many people often confuse cultivated diamonds with simulated diamonds, such as cubic zirconia. This is not the case at all. While simulated and cultivated or natural diamonds can look the same, they differ greatly in chemical and physical structure. Because they differ on a fundamental level, simulated diamonds are not actually diamonds.