Lab diamonds, while not formed in the earth's crust, are still authentic diamonds with identical chemical and optical characteristics as natural diamonds. This makes them indistinguishable from natural diamonds even to the most experienced gemologists. It’s impossible to tell lab-created and earth-mined diamonds apart from each other with a naked eye or with a simple tool like a loop. Only sophisticated gemological equipment in a laboratory can help with this task.
But let's have some fun and put your instincts to the test. Below is an engagement ring featuring either a lab-grown or earth-mined diamond at the center. Can you identify which is it? Check out more information on lab-grown diamonds and take the challenge!