Yes, these two terms mean the same thing. Whether you call it a synthetic diamond or lab grown diamonds, they both will mean, a diamond which is created in a lab under a controlled environment by humans.
Yes, they can confirm it. Given they know where to look and what to look at. Firstly, lab grown diamonds come with a certificate, if a jeweller can prove that the certificate provided is authentic then they can prove that the diamond they have is a lab grown diamond.
A lab grown diamond has a mark on its girdle, which is inscribed by a diamond grading institution. This declares that the diamond is authentic and a lab grown diamond. If a jeweller can recognize that, then he/she can tell whether a diamond is lab grown or not.
Of course, you can re-sell your lab grown diamonds, just like you can re-sell your natural diamonds. Lab grown diamonds have a resale value as a portion of their original price, just like in the case of natural diamonds.
Yes, they definitely are. As the process of creating lab-created diamonds doesn’t involve the destruction of nature and causing of pollution. Thus making lab grown diamonds eco-friendly. They are sustainable as these diamonds are created on the basis of how much raw material you can provide, hence giving the control of the production to humans and nature. Hence, an unlimited supply can be obtained which will help satisfy the demand.
Yes, these lab created diamonds are considered real diamonds. The reason being, that they have the same physical, chemical and optical properties as that of natural diamonds. Making them no different from real/natural diamonds, the only difference is in the process which is used to create them.
The price varies due to the difference in cut, clarity, carat weight and colour. To give you a rough estimate, the price of a lab grown diamond is 30% less than a natural diamond with the same properties, shape and size.
Naturally mined diamonds have been causing pollution and destruction to the environment since the beginning of time. These natural diamonds when mined out of deep caves and diamond mines, take a deadly toll on the environment. The effects on the environment is soil erosion, water pollution, air pollution, carbon emission increase, deforestation and much more.
Other than that, there are various humanitarian issues regarding the mining of natural diamonds. As it has been found that in many cases the miners working in these mines don’t have the proper equipment, clothes or even footwear. They suffer from lung diseases and are prone to many illnesses. It is as if these people are not even considered human, such factors result in human rights violations and earth-mined diamond being looked down upon.
Yes, lab grown diamonds are referred to as conflict-free diamonds. As these diamonds are not used/sold to fund conflicts and wars, but rather are only used for jewellery and industry possesses. These lab grown diamonds are called as conflict-free diamonds.