Mined Diamonds vs. Lab Grown Diamonds

Mined Diamonds vs. Lab Grown Diamonds

Unraveling the Diamond Mystery: Mined vs Lab-Grown Diamonds 

Mined Diamonds vs. Lab Grown Diamonds

Greetings from Bella Cosa Jewelers!

We are Bella Cosa Jewelers, your friendly, family-owned jeweler situated in the heart of Chicago. We believe that a well-informed customer is a happy customer. Therefore, we want to shed some light on a topic that has been a matter of much discussion and intrigue – the difference between mined diamonds and lab-grown diamonds.

The Birthplace: Earth's Heart vs Modern Labs

Mined Diamonds at Bella Cosa Jewelers

In the heart of Mother Earth, over billions of years and under extreme heat and pressure, mined diamonds are born. These precious gems are brought closer to the surface by volcanic eruptions, where they are extracted through careful mining processes. Their rarity, the painstaking effort to extract them, and their extensive geological history contribute to their value.

Lab-Grown Diamonds at Bella Cosa Jewelers

At Bella Cosa Jewelers, we also proudly offer lab-grown diamonds, the marvels of modern technology. These are grown within weeks or months in laboratories under conditions that mimic natural diamond formation. As a result, they're chemically, physically, and optically identical to their mined counterparts.

Examining the Physical Traits


Whether they are born in the depths of the Earth or a lab, diamonds are carbon-based and crystallize in the cubic system. They also share the same hardness and refractive index, ensuring equal brilliance and sparkle.


Despite their similarities, each diamond tells its own story. Natural diamonds often bear unique inclusions from the rocks surrounding them during their formation, while lab-grown diamonds exhibit characteristics indicative of their speedier growth.

Considering Environmental and Ethical Impacts

Mined Diamonds

While mined diamonds come with a rich history, their extraction can have environmental repercussions. However, Bella Cosa Jewelers is committed to sourcing our diamonds responsibly, and we adhere to the Kimberley Process to ensure our diamonds are conflict-free.

Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds, on the other hand, bring with them an assurance of ethical production and less environmental impact. Produced in controlled lab environments, they are not associated with conflicts or rights abuses.

Pricing Comparisons

We at Bella Cosa Jewelers are dedicated to offering value for your money. Lab-grown diamonds typically come at a lower price point than mined diamonds due to reduced extraction costs and a more direct supply chain.

Market Perception and Value

Mined Diamonds

Mined diamonds have traditionally been seen as symbols of affluence, power, and eternal love. Their value in the market is driven by their rich history and rarity.

Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lab-grown diamonds, while still carving their niche, are gaining popularity as consumers recognize their environmental and ethical advantages. Though they lack the unique geological history, they offer the same durability and longevity.

Making the Bella Cosa Choice: Mined or Lab-Grown Diamonds?

Choosing between mined and lab-grown diamonds depends on your personal values and preferences. If you value tradition and history, a mined diamond may be your ideal choice. If sustainability and ethical production are high on your list, a lab-grown diamond may appeal to you more.

At Bella Cosa Jewelers, we're here to listen to your preferences and provide recommendations accordingly. With our stunning array of both mined and lab-grown diamonds, we're confident we can help you find your perfect diamond.

Closing Thoughts

As your trusted Chicago jeweler, Bella Cosa Jewelers is here to ensure you make the best-informed decision for your diamond purchase. Whether you're drawn to the timeless allure of mined diamonds or the modern appeal of lab-grown diamonds, we are here to help you find the diamond that suits your style, values, and budget. With our proven track record of over 30,000 satisfied clients and 600 5-star reviews, you can trust Bella Cosa Jewelers to deliver on our promises.