When you’re ready to purchase a diamond, you’ll need to make choices between a variety of options. One of the most important starting points is deciding if you would like a natural or lab grown gemstone. Both of these sparklers shine with distinct benefits. Ultimately, there’s no right or wrong answer. It truly depends on what fits your budget and preferences.

MJ Christensen is home to both natural and lab grown diamonds. No matter what your dream diamond looks like, we’re here to help you discover it. As you start exploring options, our team is here to guide you along the way. To start, we’ve put together an educational guide that outlines the important factors of diamonds to consider during your search.

The Alluring Appearance

When you look at both a lab grown and natural diamond with a naked eye, it's nearly impossible to tell the difference. That’s because they’re both created under the same conditions of intense heat and pressure. Both are even graded by the same leading gemological institutions under the same standards of quality. The primary difference between these two is that natural diamonds contain a small trace of nitrogen, while lab grown diamonds do not. This can only be detected with advanced equipment by a certified diamontologist.

A Diamond for Every Budget

One of the biggest distinctions between natural and lab grown diamonds is cost. When purchasing a lab grown gemstone, you’ll find that you get more diamond for your dollar. These differences in price result are due to advancements in technology and the time it takes to develop both diamonds. Natural gemstones formed over the course of a billion years compared to their lab grown counterparts which are created in a fraction of that time. So, if you’re wanting a larger stone with a smaller budget, a lab grown diamond could be perfect for you.

Discover a Collection of Dazzling Diamonds

No matter your preference, MJ Christensen has an extraordinary collection of both natural and lab grown diamonds. So, when you’re ready to start exploring your diamond options, visit us at 8980 W Charleston Blvd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Our team would love to walk you through the benefits of both and answer any questions you may have. We can’t wait to see you soon!

September 01, 2022