GIA-Certified Lab Grown Diamond Versus IGI-Certified Lab Grown Diamond






Did you know that lab-grown diamonds’ global market volume is expected to reach 19.2 million carats by 2030? Well, it’s not even that surprising, as these types of diamonds are becoming increasingly popular today. Authentic lab-grown diamonds are carefully crafted in a lab setting, producing diamonds that are perfect in every way. Plus, with no risk of unethical mining practices or environmental damage during the production process, you can feel good about what you’re buying, especially if you choose a reliable one like Mike Nekta New York. 

However, the decision between GIA and IGI can be a difficult one when it comes to lab-grown diamonds. If you’re opting for authentic, conflict-free diamonds, lab-grown is the way to go! But before you choose the type of certification that suits your preferences, let me give you some insights into why lab-grown diamonds are worth investing in.


Reasons Why Lab-Grown Diamonds Are a Must-Have


1. Certified lab-grown diamonds are much more affordable than mined diamonds. You can get a bigger diamond for your money, and you don’t have to sacrifice quality for affordability. Certified lab-grown diamonds come with the same guarantees of cut, color, clarity, and carat weight as natural stones.


2. By choosing certified lab-grown diamonds, you are supporting a more sustainable future for our planet. Lab-created stones have less environmental impact than mined diamonds. Also, they only require fewer resources to produce.


3. Certified lab-grown diamonds are ethically sourced. As they are created in a laboratory setting, there is no concern over unethical labor practices or the exploitation of workers.


4. Certified lab-grown diamonds are backed by the same guarantees and warranties as natural stones, so you can be assured of the quality of your purchase.


5. Certified lab-grown diamonds offer a unique look that is different from traditionally mined diamonds – allowing for more creative freedom in making stunning jewelry pieces. 

If you’re still not convinced, here’s a video of why you need to invest in lab-grown diamonds and why Mike Nekta New York is the best place to go!


GIA Vs. IGI: What’s the Difference?

When considering the purchase of a lab-grown diamond, it is important to understand the different certifications available. GIA and IGI are two of the most respected gemological laboratories in the world. They both evaluate diamonds for quality, and issue reports that detail the characteristics of each stone.


GIA-certified Lab Grown Diamonds


They typically come with a “GIA Diamond Grading Report,” which is a detailed report that describes the diamond’s cut quality, color grade, clarity grade, symmetry, and polish. GIA is known for its strict standards when it comes to grading lab-grown diamonds. They have very high standards for accuracy and consistency in their lab-grown diamond grading reports.


IGI-certified Lab-Grown Diamonds


These types of diamonds come with an “IGI Diamond Grading Report.” This report includes the same information as a GIA report but in less detail. The IGI diamond grading system is slightly more lenient than the GIA’s, making it easier for manufacturers to get their products certified. However, this does not mean that an IGI-certified lab-grown diamond is of a lower quality than one certified by GIA.


Ultimately, no matter which certification you choose, both GIA and IGI-certified lab-grown diamonds offer exceptional quality and value. Both certifications provide assurance of the quality and authenticity of the diamond, making them a great choice for anyone looking to purchase a lab-grown diamond.


Certified Lab-Grown Diamonds at Mike Nekta New York


Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind diamond to make your special someone’s day or the perfect piece to add to your collection, Mike Nekta New York has everything you need. With our extensive selection of certified lab-grown diamonds and years of unrivaled customer service, you can be sure that whatever diamond you choose will be unique and high-quality. Read on as I give you a glimpse of some of the hottest deals on our lab-grown diamond collection:


Louise 8 Carat F VS1 Emerald Cut Lab-Grown Diamond Engagement Ring in 18k White Gold. GIA Certified


Wow your special someone with the Louise 8 Carat F VS1 Emerald Cut Lab-Grown Diamond Engagement Ring in 18k White. Its GIA Certified lab-grown diamond is 7.02 carats, showing a color grade of F and a clarity rating of VS1. The emerald cut gives it an undeniable elegant look that’s sure to have heads turning. Enhancing the allure of this piece, round brilliant cut stones totaling 0.90 carats gleam from the four-prong setting, along with tiny side stones adding an extra bit of sparkle. Plus, White Gold offers an exquisite contrast that truly brings out the beauty within. 


Leighton 23 Carat G VVS2 Emerald Cut Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum. GIA Certified


This unique and breathtaking ring is sure to take your breath away. Crafted with a stunning 20.69 carats center emerald cut lab-grown diamond, this stunner glows with elegance and beauty. With an F color and VS2 clarity, it shines with mesmerizing sparkle. The diamond has 2 beautiful Trilliant cut diamonds on the side totaling 2.70 carats to complete the dazzling look. Sitting atop a platinum band, this breathtaking piece will make you want to say “I do” all over again! Plus, this ring is adjustable to any size you desire for the perfect fit. Get ready for an unbelievably romantic proposal with this exciting engagement ring!


Lindsie 15 Carat F VVS2 Pear Shape Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Ring in Platinum. Halo. GIA Certified.



If you’re looking for an amazing and unique engagement ring, this one is the perfect fit! It features a real GIA Certified 13.03 Carat F VVS2 Pear Shape Lab Grown Diamond with a unique cut that will make its sparkle stand out from the rest. Its platinum style with halo and side stones also adds a touch of glamour to any look. This beautiful ring also boasts 2.00 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds for more brilliance and shine. And best of all, you can adjust it to fit your finger perfectly!


LAZ 3 Carat Oval Cut Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Ring Halo IGI Certified


This ring is like nothing you’ve ever seen before, boasting a one-of-a-kind 2.06-carat oval cut lab-grown diamond in G color with VS2 clarity. Cascading out from the center stone are an additional 1.25 carats of gleaming diamond set halo and side stone that form a glamorous look with its 18k white gold metal setting. And best of all – you can adjust this luxurious ring to any size, so it will give off a perfect fit every time!

LOLA 2 Carat Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Ring Halo. IGI Certified


This stunning engagement ring is breathtaking with its 1.10 carat F VS1 round brilliant center diamond, surrounded by a halo of diamonds and rose gold side stones for an extra touch of elegance. You’ll be enchanted by the beautiful sparkle of the 2.14 total carats in 18K white and rose gold metal – a classic combination to showcase your commitment forever. With such an exquisite design, you will be sure to make a lasting impression on your special someone. Our expert jewelers make sure that each ring is adjustable to any size so that it fits perfectly with no compromises!


LANG 5 Carat Cushion Cut Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Ring IGI Certified


This incredible ring is crafted with a luxurious platinum setting that offers timeless beauty, shimmering 0.51 carats of diamonds, and a stunning 5.03-carat cushion cut lab-grown diamond at its center. It is IGI certified for your peace of mind and you can adjust it to any size! Let the dazzling light of this exquisite piece show everyone just how special you both are in your life together! It’s sure to make your proposal or celebration an unforgettable moment.


Lace 2 Carat Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Ring in 18k White Gold. Double Halo. IGI Certified


This exquisite ring with Double Halo is a jaw-dropping creation that you won’t take your eyes off! Expertly made in 18K gold with a sleek white and rose gold finish, this ring features an incredible center stone. It has a 1.32-carat lab-grown diamond of E color and VVS2 clarity – expertly cut for maximum brilliance. Surrounding this stunning center stone is 0.77 carats of diamonds and a double halo of side stones to add extra sparkle and brilliance to the entire design.




GIA and IGI-certified Lab Grown Diamonds are excellent choices for anyone purchasing a high-quality diamond. It’s up to you as the consumer to decide which type of lab-grown diamond best suits your needs based on budget, quality requirements, and personal preference. Whichever option you choose, it will be an excellent investment for years to come if you purchase from trusted sources like Mike Nekta New York!


Mike Nekta

I, Mike Nekta, am a third-generation diamond expert and jewelry designer who has dedicated my life to making every bridal customer’s dream come true. Come visit our store or browse our website today and find the best gift you could give to your beloved one!

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