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Pros and Cons of Lab Grown Gemstones

Apr 18,2024 | Juyoyo

When it comes to gemstone jewelry, lab gemstones, as a kind of man-made gemstones, have also been accepted by more and more people in recent years, and their emergence is bound to cause a lot of conversation and controversy, let's delve into what are the advantages and disadvantages of lab grown gemstones, as compared to natural gemstones.

First, let's understand what lab-grown gemstones are. Lab grown gemstones are synthetic gemstones, produced and manufactured by artificially simulating the environment in which the gemstones are formed in the laboratory, and their chemical and physical properties are the same as those of natural gemstones.

Juyoyo Oval Cut Lab Grown Diamond White Gold Engagement Rings

Juyoyo Oval Cut Lab Grown Diamond White Gold Engagement Rings


What Are the Pros of Lab Grown Gems?

They are identical to natural gemstones. The chemical and physical properties of lab grown gemstones are identical to those of natural gemstones. Properties such as sparkle, hardness, etc. are identical to those of natural gemstones, and lab gemstones may even be superior in terms of color. Lab grown gemstones can be controlled for color balance, clarity, etc.

Less risky to buy. Lab grown gemstones can control the quality as well as the appearance of the stone because they are grown under human controlled conditions. This also means that your purchase of a lab gemstone is a low-risk affair, with small chances of purchasing a poor quality gemstone.

Inexpensive. Lab grown gemstones are sold at a cheaper price than natural gemstones because there is no need to incur expenditures such as labor to mine the minerals, thus reducing costs. This can give more people the opportunity to own beautiful gemstone jewelry.

High customizability. Lab gemstones can be customized to produce colors that are very rare in natural gemstones, allowing you to get more distinctive jewelry.

Conflict-free and reduced environmental impact. Lab grown gemstones are made for laboratories, in line with the concept of ethical sustainable jewelry is more environmentally friendly and ethical. This is very friendly to those seeking to protect the environment and ethics.


Juyoyo Pear Shaped Lab Alexandrite Rose Gold Engagement Ring

Juyoyo Pear Shaped Lab Alexandrite Rose Gold Engagement Ring


What Are the Cons of Lab Grown Gems?

Lacks the uniqueness and history of natural gemstones. While natural gemstones have undergone millions of years of formation and are rich in addressology and cultural significance, lab jewelry lacks this sense of history.

Uneven quality. While it is possible to control the quality of lab gemstones, there are varying products on the market and it is important to keep an eye out to ensure that you are purchasing a good quality gemstone. Juyoyo Jewelry has always been committed to providing high quality gemstone jewelry in a high standard lab manufacturing environment.

Low investment value. Lab gemstones have a lower investment value compared to natural gemstones.


Juyoyo Marquise Lab Emerald Yellow Gold Engagement Ring

Juyoyo Marquise Lab Emerald Yellow Gold Engagement Ring


In Conclusion:

Lab grown gemstones have a lot of advantages and at the same time, inevitably, they also have some disadvantages. You need to weigh the pros and cons and make a decision based on your needs, budget, etc. as to whether you choose to buy lab gemstones or not. In any case, the emergence of lab gemstones has added more options to the gemstone market and opened up more possibilities for consumers.


About Lab Grown Gems FAQs

Are Lab Gems Real?

They are real, but they are not natural. 

Where Are the Best Gemstone Laboratories?

Gemological Institute of America (GIA)

What Is the Best Lab Gemstone Report?

International Gemological Institute (IGI)

Where Can I Buy Good Lab Gemstones?

You can buy them at a professional jewelry store and ask for a gemstone report. juyoyo offers IGI gemstone reports.