It's Not Hard To Tell Lab Grown From Natural Diamonds in 2022.

Updated: Jun 14



image of a Yehuda "Sherlock Holmes v3" lab grown diamond tester showing natural diamonds in blue and lab grown diamonds in red
With the right tester it's easy to see the lab grown diamonds in red and natural diamonds in blue.

If you are wondering how to tell lab grown diamonds from natural diamonds, you are not alone. This is an important subject because man-made, lab grown diamonds are currently selling for 70 to 80% less than comparable genuine, natural diamonds.


In this article we bring you the latest information regarding various types of diamonds. As trusted, locally owned and operated diamond experts serving Boise, Meridian, Nampa and other nearby localities in Idaho, Lee Read Diamonds wants to share our opinion as to what we see happening in the diamond market so you can make an informed decision when purchasing her diamond engagement ring.


Why it's so important to be able to tell grown diamonds from natural.

How to tell if a diamond is real or manufactured.

What synthetic diamonds look like on a diamond tester.

Do lab-grown diamonds work on a diamond tester?

The future lab grown diamonds, natural diamonds and diamond testing.


Before we start, it's important to understand some of the terminology used to describe different kinds of diamonds. A Google search for "lab grown diamonds wiki" in May of 2022 produced the following result.


"Synthetic diamond (also called laboratory-grown, laboratory-created, man-made, artisan created, or cultured diamond) is a diamond that is produced in a controlled technological process (in contrast to naturally formed diamond, which is created through geological processes and obtained by mining). Unlike diamond stimulants, (imitations of diamond, made of superficially-similar non-diamond materials), synthetic diamonds are composed of the same material as naturally formed diamonds – pure carbon crystallized in an isotropic 3D form – and share identical chemical and physical properties."


Why it's so important to be able to tell grown diamonds from natural.

Humans have been fascinated by diamonds for thousands of years. They are unique and beautiful in their natural, uncut form, the hardest natural substance on Earth and they are very rare. This is why diamonds are so highly valued around the world.


Because of their combination of unique traits, both raw diamond crystals and faceted diamonds have become a symbol of love between men and women. Women appreciate the fact that a man giving her a diamond is making a significant sacrifice, giving her something so rare and of such great value. The fact that diamonds are expensive is evidence of his personal sacrifice and represents his commitment to a life together.