A stunning round brilliant IGI certified lab grown 1 1/4 carat (I Color, SI1 Clarity) diamond is pristinely set on a classic 4 prong basket set solitaire pendant setting crafted in 14K white gold. Lab diamonds consist of the same chemical and physical properties as natural diamonds, but instead of growing over thousands of years in the earth's crust, lab diamonds are grown at warp speed in a laboratory that replicates the natural growth process within weeks instead of centuries. The result is a lab grown diamond that shares the same optical and carbon crystal structure as a natural diamond and can usually only be distinguished from a natural diamond by using specialized testing equipment which recognizes trace elements like nitrogen. Cubic zirconia or moissanite for example, do not share any of the chemical or physical carbon properties as a natural diamond and thus can be distinguished by the naked eye as an imitation diamond. Whether using the HPHT or CVD method when creating diamonds in a laboratory, the process is much more sustainable and environmentally conscience than the traditional mining methods of moving huge amounts of earth in search of high grade diamonds. This Excellent cut diamond rates with a minimum color of I and a minimum clarity of SI1 and comes with independent certification from the International Gemological Institute (IGI) detailing diamond quality, carat weight and characteristics. The pendant hangs from an 18 inch chain also crafted in 14K white gold and secures with a standard spring ring clasp. An exceptional lab grown diamond solitaire pendant necklace sure to be treasured forever.