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What are lab created diamond rings?

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Lab-created diamond rings are finger jewelry that use synthetic diamonds as gemstones. Synthetic diamonds are much less expensive than mined diamonds, and they are virtually indistinguishable. Both kinds of diamonds are a special crystalline form of carbon that develops under immense temperature and pressure to create strong bonds.

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The majority of synthetic diamonds are used in industrial applications. For example, synthetic diamonds are used in drill bits and saw blades because diamond is incredibly hard. However, synthetic diamonds can also be used in gem settings if they are large enough. Most diamonds put to industrial use are too tiny for use in jewelry. Large, gemstone-quality lab-created diamonds are not yet available in the variety of colors seen in mined diamonds, but they are capable of achieving very high purity and quality of stone.

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