Diamonds for Jewelry
Elegant fine jewelry
Whether it’s an engagement ring, classic studs, a tennis bracelet, pendant, necklace, bangles or another style of elegant jewelry, lab-grown diamonds are the ideal choice for today’s savvy shopper.
Lab-grown diamonds are chemically, physically and optically identical to mined diamonds. The only difference is that they are produced above the earth in a matter of weeks, rather than grown deep in the earth for centuries.
Scio Diamond produces and sells rough diamond single-crystal cores that can be turned into brilliant gems for jewelry. Our colorless diamonds are Type IIa, the rarest type. And, our gemstones are more economical than mined diamonds, which makes it possible to get a larger or higher clarity stone or save money with an equivalent quality stone.
Our highly controlled laboratory setting for growing diamond is ideal to produce identical stones for fine jewelry. Mined diamonds have subtle differences, making it challenging to find two or more matching stones to place side-by-side in a single jewelry design or in coordinating pieces.
Fancy color diamonds
Lab-grown diamonds are available in the same fancy colors as the most precious mined diamonds. While most people are familiar with colorless diamonds, the very rare fancy color diamonds are the most valuable.
Some pink diamonds, from the only mine in the world producing pinks, cost well over $100,000 per carat. Last year, a 5.5-carat oval-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond sold for $9.6 million … that’s $1.7 million a carat. Scio Diamond sells beautiful lab-grown fancy color pink diamonds at a much more affordable price.
How to buy from Scio Diamond
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While Scio’s primary focus is on the manufacture and sale of diamond material in rough form, we do on a very limited basis sell finished, ungraded loose gems ready to set in elegant jewelry designs.
Scio Diamond sells diamond as whole crystals, the roughest form, directly out of our growers. This is pure single-crystal diamond surrounded by poly diamond. These are ready to be finished into dazzling gemstones.
We also sell diamond as single-crystal cores, in cubes or round cylinders, with the poly diamond removed by laser. These are ready for cutting and polishing into gems for beautiful jewelry.
Learning the 4 Cs of a diamond
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and the American Gem Society established universal standards on which to evaluate and grade diamonds … the 4 C’s … color, clarity, cut and carat weight. These standards apply to both lab-grown and mined diamonds.