Lab Grown Diamonds
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Caydia?
Caydia™ is an exclusive assortment of premium lab grown diamonds from Charles & Colvard. These premium gems are hand selected by certified gemologists and certified by third-party experts to meet the uncompromising standards of Charles & Colvard. Caydia lab grown diamonds are available in E, F and G color grades with a minimum clarity of VS1. This ensures you get the sparkle you've always dreamed of.
What are lab grown diamonds?
Rather than forming deep within the earth's mantle billions of years ago, lab grown diamonds are created in a controlled environment over a period of time. Growing methods mimic the extreme conditions through which diamonds naturally form, creating a stone that shares the same chemical, physical and optical properties as a mined diamond.
What shapes do you offer in Caydia?
The Caydia lab grown diamonds are available in the following popular shapes: round brilliant, cushion and oval.
Are your Caydia lab grown diamonds certified?
All of our Caydia lab grown diamond center stones over 0.50 CTW are certified by third-party experts with a matching certification number inscribed on the stone.
What color grade & clarity are your lab grown diamonds?
Caydia lab grown diamonds are offered in E, F and G color grades. All Caydia gems have a minimum clarity of VS1 (Very slightly included).
Are Caydia lab grown diamonds real diamonds?
Yes, they are real! Caydia lab grown diamonds are comprised of carbon atoms and share the same physical, chemical and optical properties as mined diamonds.
What is the difference between Caydia lab grown diamonds and a mined diamond?
Caydia lab grown diamonds are grown in a controlled laboratory over a period of time, while mined diamonds formed deep within the earth's mantle billions of years ago. The chemical, physical and optical properties are the same without impacting ecosystems.
How are lab grown diamonds created?
Caydia lab grown diamonds all grow from a diamond seed, and as heat and pressure are applied through High-Pressure High-Temperature (HPHT) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), the seed grows to form a man-made diamond crystal, which can then be cut and polished into a finished gem.
Do lab grown diamonds have inclusions?
Yes, lab grown diamonds can be included. However, Caydia lab grown diamonds have a minimum clarity of VS1 (Very slightly included).
How does the hardness of a Caydia lab grown diamond compare to that of a mined diamond?
Both Caydia lab grown diamonds and mined diamonds top the Mohs hardness scale at a 10, making them the hardest mineral found on earth. Moissanite comes in at an impressive 9.25 on the Mohs hardness scale. All are hard to scratch and damage, which make them excellent stones for fine jewelry.
How should I care for my Caydia lab grown diamond?
Durable but not indestructible, you should care for your Caydia lab diamonds the same way you would care for any fine gem. These gems can be cleaned simply with soap and warm water.
Why should I choose a Caydia lab grown diamonds?
Caydia lab grown diamonds are the best combination of quality and value. We've removed the complexity of choosing a diamond by offering only top qualities based on the 4 Cs.
If I am interested in jewelry set with Forever One™, but I would like a Caydia lab grown diamond stone instead, can they be switched?
We're able to accommodate some of these types of requests, but you must reach out to our customer service team to discuss this type of customization. Customer service can be reached by phone at 877-202-5467 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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