Diamonds were formed by the heat and pressure of the Earth, around 1 to 3 billion years ago. But that's just the beginning of their journey. Millions of years later, ancient volcanoes blasted them towards the Earth's surface from an average depth of 100 miles. These diamonds were then trapped in the molten rock of the exploding volcanoes, and can now be found in the remnants of these ancient volcanoes, known as kimberlite pipes. While some natural diamonds are mined, others are recovered without mining.
Lab diamonds are created artificially in a laboratory instead of naturally occurring and mined from the earth. They come in various shapes and sizes and have almost identical chemical structures. There is no visible difference between these two types of diamonds, as lab diamonds look and feel precisely like mined diamonds. Lab-created diamonds are in fact real diamonds and offer the same brilliance, sparkle, and shine of a mined, mined diamond.