Cultured, or ‘lab-grown’ diamonds, are still diamonds. 100% authentic diamonds—to the naked eye, or even with the strongest loupe, gemologists can’t tell cultured from mined because quite simply, there’s nothing to tell apart!
Cultured diamonds are comprised of the same chemical crystal compound as their mined counterparts. Lark & Berry diamonds are made in a controlled environment and process which mimics how mined diamonds naturally form in nature, deep inside the Earth’s mantle. The cultured process is far quicker and cleaner and forms the purest category of diamond - the Type IIa - which is so rare in nature that only 2% of mined diamonds found are of this superior quality.
Cultured diamonds are truly the way forward and choosing Lark & Berry means you really can have luxury for less: our diamonds produce less waste, use less water and have less environmental impact than mined stones as no land or wildlife is ever displaced, and no need to search and dig up mines, that may or may not have gem quality diamonds, needs to take place.
Best of all, cultured diamonds go BEYOND conflict-free. No mining or exploitation of local communities ever takes place.