A lab-grown diamond is a diamond that is created in a laboratory rather than naturally occurring in the earth’s crust. Lab-grown diamonds are chemically, physically, and optically identical to their natural counterparts and are often referred to as man-made or synthetic diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds can be detected using a variety of different methods including spectroscopic analysis, thermal imaging, and optical microscopy. Lab-grown diamonds are also typically undetectable by the naked eye, however, they can be distinguished from natural diamonds using specialized equipment like OGI Diatrue
and experienced diamond professionals.