Diamond Certification

All our Lab-grown Diamonds are certified by IGI Belgium

IGI Certification for Lab-Grown Diamonds.

 

There are 4 factors of a diamond that you must know. Those 4 factors include: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat. Below here is the full explanation!

Lab Grown Diamonds vs. Natural Diamonds

Introduction

Lab Grown diamonds are identical to natural diamonds, the only difference is that lab diamonds are created in the laboratory and natural diamonds are earth-mined. Lab diamonds are chemically and physically the same as natural diamonds.

 

Why I would choose Lab Diamonds over Natural Diamonds?

1. Pricing

The first reason would be in terms of PRICE. Lab diamonds are way more affordable than natural diamonds, with a price difference of up to 75%. Plus, they are both the same so why spend more when you can get the same thing at a lower price.

2. Size

The second reason is that you can get a much bigger diamond with the price you are willing to pay for a natural diamond. For instance, you're supposed to get a 0.40-carat for Rp. 30 million, BUT instead, you're gonna get a 1-carat diamond here at Flawless Diamonds for the SAME PRICE! (more than double the size!).

3. No Visual Difference

The third reason is that NOBODY can tell the difference, not even professionals! So why spend more on a smaller diamond when you can get a much bigger diamond with a lower price tag.

 

Are Lab Diamonds certified?

The answer is YES!

All our lab diamonds are certified by IGI Belgium (International Gemological Institute). Don't worry because IGI is also one of the top 3 diamond certification labs in the world when compared to GIA.

*note: you can also get GIA certified lab diamonds by request (digital copy only).

IGI Certification for lab diamonds
GIA Certification for lab diamonds

 

Fake Diamonds???

Lab Diamonds ARE NOT  fake diamonds, they are as real as it is. Lab diamonds are diamond tester approved just like natural diamonds, which is why they are considered as a 'DIAMOND'. Think of it as a test-tube baby, would you call a test-tube babe a fake baby? No, right. Test-tube babies and naturally conceived babies are both normal human babies.

Fake diamonds are like cubic zirconia or moissanite, in which they are made to mimic the look of a diamond. However, there are differences like rainbow-like reflections and they are most definitely NOT diamond tester approved, unlike lab diamonds which are chemically and physically identical to natural diamonds.

 

Ethical Reasons

Lab diamonds are way more environmentally friendly, considering how it takes considerably less energy to grow a diamond in a lab than it does to dig it out of the ground.

 

Conclusion

But, it all boils down to what is important to you. You may choose a mined diamond because you feel they hold a certain significance and are one of nature's miracles with a mysterious origin.

Or, you may be attracted to a lab-created diamond because you feel they signify a modern love and the incredible progression of technology.

Diamond Color

DIAMOND COLOR MEANS LACK OF COLOR!

The more colorless a diamond is, the higher its value is going to be.

Diamond Color ranges based on GIA:

D - F colorless; G - J near colorless; K - M faint; N - R very light; S - Z light.

 

Color scale GIA diamond The Carat
Color Scale - Source: GIA.edu

However, diamonds can also have colors outside these normal scales, which are called Fancy Colored Diamonds like Yellow, Pink, Blue, Green, etc.

 

Diamond Clarity

Diamond Clarity is the quality of diamonds that concerns the existence of internal characteristics of a diamond called inclusions or flaws. These flaws or inclusions will determine a diamond's clarity grade.

Clarity Scale GIA The Carat Diamond
Clarity Scale - Source: GIA.edu
Diamond Cut

a. Diamond Cut Scale

Diamond Cut does not refer to the shape but the symmetry, proportioning and polish of a diamond, making everything just right. The cut of a diamond greatly affects a diamond's brilliance and fire, therefore if it is poorly cut, the diamond would look less brilliant and shiny, also a bit dull. 

A diamond scale include: Excellent/Ideal, Very Good, Good, Fair, Poor

*Note: IGI Grading = Ideal -- GIA Grading = Excellent

 

b. Diamond Shapes

Diamonds are cut in a variety of shapes that optimize brilliance and fire, along with giving different personalities to a diamond. There are 10 diamond shapes most popularly used for jewelry. Learn more about diamond shapes below!

Round Cut

Round diamonds offer a classic yet elegant shape that has been classified as the most popular diamond shape not only for engagement rings but also for other jewelry such as necklaces or earrings. This cut presents a unique trait where it takes more time and skill to create the perfect round diamond, consequently offering a higher price than other shapes.

Princess Cut

Princess cut is the second most popular diamond shape following round cuts. This cut is known for its shine despite its square cut. It is just as bright and brilliant as the round, hence not only it being beautiful but also tend to be more affordable. 

Emerald Cut

Emerald cuts were one of the first diamond cuts in the world, making a modern, bold and glamorous look to your jewelry. Their layered faceting possesses a unique charm with symmetrical sparkle. With it being an elongated stone, it creates an illusion of a bigger diamond, also establishing a look of longer fingers.

Asscher Cut

Asscher cut was initially created back in early 1902, making it relatively old as regards to diamond cuts. Its curved edges make this stone nearly an octagonal shape. Additionally, Asscher cuts is a blend of a princess and emerald cut due to it being a step-cut diamond, this consequently makes their unique and vintage design a timeless effect.

Cushion Cut

The Cushion Cut is similar to the princess cut where the diamond feature is relatively a square shape, however, the corners of this stone are rounded, making it suitable for people with active lifestyle. Cushion cuts are popular both in square and rectangular shapes.

Heart Shaped

Heart shaped diamonds are a modified version of brilliant round cut diamonds, they symbolize love, affection, and commitment. With this cut, the symbolism of a diamond is more magnified, generating the perfect representation of a romantic relationship. This diamond cut reflects lots of light, making it harder to distinguish their diamond color when compared to cuts that have a larger table such as Emerald or Asscher cut.

Oval Cut

Oval cut diamonds are simply the elongated round cut diamonds. It has the brilliance of a round cut, but catches more attention through its unique shape. This cut contributes a similar characteristic with an emerald cut where it can appear larger than other diamond cuts, along with making one's finger look thinner and longer.

Radiant Cut

Radiant cuts are said to be one of the rarest and shiniest cuts of diamond due to their 70-facet cut. The non-traditional cut combines the brilliance of a round and the purity of an emerald cut. Their trimmed corners give versatility towards all kinds of jewelry, particularly engagement rings.

Marquise Cut

Marquise cut diamonds go by a lot of nicknames, comprising the boat cut, eye cut, football cut, or the navette cut. Though this shape is not the most popular, its unique and intriguing shape is still extremely beautiful. This cut is a combination of a pear shaped diamond and a round cut. Similar to emerald cuts, the elongated body can create an appearance of a larger diamond.

Pear Shaped

Pear shaped diamonds include oval shaped diamonds and marquise shaped diamonds for it to create a more magical and brilliant diamond cut. A pear cut diamond is in the shape of a teardrop with a slightly larger and flatter bottom with the rest of the shape coming to a skinny point at the top of the stone, hence its teardrop appearance induces a lasting impression.

Diamond Carat

Diamond Carat

Diamond carat refers to the measurement of a diamond's actual weight. Carat would then determine the size of a diamond, consequently affecting its prices.

Diamond Prices would vary depending on their carat size and weight. The bigger the carat weight, the higher the prices of those diamonds would be. This then concludes how a 1-carat solitaire diamond would cost a lot more than 5 diamonds weighing 0.20 carat each.

What is ct.tw?

Ct.tw is the total carat weight used to measure the entire weight of diamonds in a piece of jewelry. For instance, a 1-carat solitaire ring is circled with 20 small diamonds weighing 0.01 carat each, therefore the total weight of that specific jewelry would then be 1.20ct.tw.