Do Lab Grown Diamonds Glow In The Dark?

Do Lab Grown Diamonds Glow In The Dark?

Hello, diamond enthusiasts! We're back with another intriguing discussion about your favorite gemstones at Acredo. Today, we're debunking myths and revealing truths about lab-grown diamonds. One question we often get asked is - do lab-grown diamonds glow in the dark? Let's dive into the shimmering world of diamonds and unearth the answer.

What are Lab-Grown Diamonds?

Before we begin, let's refresh your understanding of what lab-grown diamonds are. Also known as man-made or synthetic diamonds, these beautiful creations result from highly sophisticated technological processes that replicate the conditions under which natural diamonds form. Acredo's lab-grown diamonds are a testament to our dedication to ethical sourcing and sustainability, aligning with the standards of the Responsible Jewellery Council. The unique jewelry we craft with these diamonds carries the same allure and brilliance as our natural counterparts, minus the environmental impact.

Science of Diamonds' Glow

The essence of our question lies within the science behind a diamond's glow, more technically known as fluorescence. Now, don't confuse fluorescence with phosphorescence - while both involve glowing, they happen under different conditions and for different durations. Fluorescence, to be precise, happens when diamonds are exposed to UV light and emit a visible glow, which ceases when the UV source is removed.

Do Lab-Grown Diamonds Glow in the Dark?

The answer to our question is a bit more complicated than a simple yes or no. Much like natural diamonds, lab-grown diamonds can exhibit fluorescence when exposed to UV light. However, this doesn't necessarily mean they'll glow in the dark without any UV source. The glow factor is influenced by various characteristics including the diamond's structure, impurities, and more. So, next time you're designing your perfect ring at Acredo, remember that the glow is not a default feature of your lab-grown diamond, but a potential trait.

Misconceptions about Lab-Grown Diamonds

Now that we've cleared the glow-in-the-dark myth, it's important to address other misconceptions. Lab-grown diamonds aren't inferior or 'fake' diamonds - they possess the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as natural diamonds. Handcrafted jewelry pieces from Acredo featuring these diamonds are unique, and elegant, and speak to our commitment to innovation and responsible practices.

The Effect of the Glow on the Value of a Diamond

Does the glow influence a diamond's value? In terms of grading diamonds, fluorescence can play a role, but it does not largely impact the appeal or price of a diamond. This is more governed by factors like cut, carat weight, clarity, and color. Whether you prefer your custom-designed jewelry to glow under UV light or not is more of a personal preference.

How to Identify a Lab-Grown Diamond

If you're curious about whether a diamond is lab-grown or not, a professional gemologist is your best bet. At Acredo, we believe in transparency and ensure all our diamonds - whether lab-grown or mined - come with full disclosure. Our personalized consultation services aim to educate and assist you in selecting the best diamond that suits your preference and style.


We hope this discussion has been enlightening and has dispelled some myths about lab-grown diamonds. Ultimately, whether they glow in the dark or not, the diamonds at Acredo - both mined and lab-grown - shine bright with exceptional quality, ethical sourcing, and our commitment to unique, handcrafted jewelry designs.

Ready to experience the personalized design process? Come and explore our customization options or schedule a creative sit-down near you. Let Acredo help you shine brighter!