Are lab diamonds real diamonds?

Yes! They are chemically, physically and optically identical to diamonds mined from the earth. Their differences are price and source.

Are CZs (cubic zirconia) the same thing?

No, cubic zirconia is completely different and is not considered to be any type of diamond.

Is moissanite the same as lab created diamonds?

No – moissanite has some of the same reflective properties, but is not a pure form of carbon and is not considered a diamond.

Why are lab created diamonds so much less expensive than natural diamonds?

Several factors go into the pricing of natural diamonds so it is hard to be sure. However, we do know that lab created diamonds can be grown much more quickly and do not require adverse labor conditions.