Are lab grown diamonds actually diamonds?

Contrary to what some will try to tell you, lab created diamonds are not 'fake' or 'synthetic', they are real, pure crystallised carbon diamonds. But you don't need to take our word for it, in 2018 the U.S. Federal Trade Commission made this statement:

"...technological advances have made it possible to create diamonds in a laboratory. These stones have essentially the same optical, physical and chemical properties as mined diamonds. Thus, they are diamonds.” 

The two main differences between lab created and natural diamonds are:

1) lab diamonds are grown above ground, rather than underground

2) new technologies allow us to create a sustainable and transparent way of creating a diamond, compared with a traditionally mined diamond.

See our blog post for a more in-depth look into our number one asked question. 

Where is AïANA based?

We're based in Sydney, Australia, working with trusted local suppliers and manufacturers.

Some of our components are made overseas, when we are unable to obtain them locally. However as a part of our ongoing commitment to sustainable manufacturing, we are always striving to do what we can to support local industry and reduce our carbon footprint.


Water? Yes.

Harsh chemicals found in chlorinated pools and spas? That's more complicated.

While solid gold isn't going to turn green, become irritating, or reveal a cheaper base metal underneath - there's no denying the more care you take with your investment, the less maintenance will be required. Read more detail here

How do I choose the right ring size?

Refer to our Ring Sizing Guide - and if it's all a bit confusing we advise going to a local jeweller to get sized to ensure the perfect fit.

Some of our rings feature an open design, where there may be a little leeway for you to open or close it to suit your finger perfectly. 

What are the 4 'C's of a diamond?

The 4 important Cs to consider when buying a diamond: Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat. See here for a guide to the characteristics of AïANA diamonds

How long will my order take to arrive?

Please refer to our Delivery Guide for shipping times and details.

How much does shipping cost to my country?

Visit our Shipping Policy for a list of countries we currently ship to and shipping cost options, including FREE shipping values. If your country is not on the list, please Contact Us to see what we can do.

*UK / Ireland customers with order value under $240 / £135: we will not be able to ship your order until VAT & import duties charges are collected on your purchase amount. This is payable prior to shipment.

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