Your guide to lab-grown diamonds

Pandora’s SVP Creative Directors, Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, are the masterminds behind our lab-grown diamond collections. They love working with lab-grown diamonds because they’re not only stunning, but they also push the boundaries of innovation and sustainability — a spectacular blend of art, beauty and science.

Many people don’t know this, but what is grown is the diamond rough — not an actual diamond. Lab-grown diamond rough is studied and then cut and polished by Francesco and Filippo’s team of highly skilled artisans, who unleash each diamond’s most remarkable beauty via their craft. And because precious stones require precious settings, all Pandora Lab-Grown Diamonds are crafted using recycled silver and gold. We are committed to purchasing only recycled silver and gold for the crafting of all our jewellery by 2025.

“Our lab-grown diamonds push the boundaries of innovation and sustainability — a spectacular blend of art, beauty and science.”

- Francesco Terzo and A. Filippo Ficarelli, Pandora’s SVP Creative Directors

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Are Pandora Lab-Grown Diamonds more sustainable?

A common misconception is that lab-grown diamonds aren’t, in fact, diamonds — or aren’t as “special” as their natural counterpart. However, the only difference is that they’re grown in a highly controlled laboratory environment above ground. Lab-grown diamonds are cut and polished with the same love and artistry as their natural counterpart and exhibit identical optical, chemical, thermal and physical properties.

At Pandora, we’re proud to bring sustainability to the diamond market. Since August 2022, we’ve used 100% renewable energy to grow, cut and polish all of our diamonds. The carbon footprint of a finished Pandora Lab-Grown Diamond is around 95% lower than its natural counterpart of the same size. We only source 100% recycled silver and gold for our lab-grown diamond settings. Lastly, we know the origin of every diamond we grow.


How do you measure the quality of lab-grown diamonds?

Just like a human fingerprint, all diamonds have distinguishing characteristics. Our lab-grown diamonds are graded by gemologists using the 4Cs – the same system used to measure the standard and quality of their natural counterparts. The 4Cs are a globally accepted standard for judging diamond quality – regardless of the diamond’s origin. It’s an evaluation of the diamond’s cut, clarity, colour and carat weight. Seeing is believing — our lab-grown diamonds capture the light, sparkle and scintillate with fantastic intensity.

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Cut is often considered the most important characteristic of the 4Cs because it has the biggest impact on the diamond’s overall appearance and quality. A diamond’s cut not only refers to its shape, but it also determines how well it captures and refracts the light. Excellent-cut diamonds are extremely brilliant, while poor-cut diamonds can appear dull and dark. All of our lab-grown diamonds are excellent-cut, which can only be achieved by hand. This top-grade cut is essential for creating the incredible sparkle of our lab-grown diamonds.

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A lab-grown diamond’s clarity grade evaluates flawlessness, overall value and beauty. Diamonds with fewer flaws are considered rare and of higher value. To ensure your diamond is free of visible imperfections, it’s best to choose diamonds rated VS+ or higher. All of our lab-grown diamonds are VS+, with no imperfections visible to the naked eye.

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Diamond colour is graded on a scale of D–Z, with each grade divided into five main categories: colourless, near-colourless, faint, very light and light. Experts recommend choosing stones with the least amount of colour since the less colour it has, the more brilliant it will be. When it comes to ours, only G–J (near-colourless) make the grade for best-in-class brilliance.

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Carat denotes the weight of a diamond, not the size, and may appear differently across different diamond shapes. Our lab-grown diamonds come in multiple carat weights, giving you various options to choose from. But no matter which carat weight you choose, the quality of the other 3Cs remains as promised.