If you’re getting ready to propose, you’ve probably heard of lab-grown diamonds. But what exactly are they? How do they compare to mined diamonds in terms of cost, quality, and sustainability? Let’s take a closer look at lab-grown diamonds and why they might be the perfect choice for your engagement ring.
What Are Lab-Grown Diamonds?
Lab-grown diamonds are man-made stones that have the same chemical composition as a mined diamond but are grown in a laboratory rather than found in nature. They are created using advanced technology that replicates the conditions under which diamonds naturally form. This process is known as chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and produces diamond crystals with superior clarity and lack of impurities compared to mined diamonds. As such, many people find them more attractive than their natural counterparts, while still retaining their signature hardness and brilliance.
Cost & Quality Comparison
When it comes to cost, lab-grown diamonds tend to be significantly cheaper than mined diamonds—roughly 30 percent less on average. However, this does not mean that there is a difference in quality between the two types of stones; both can possess equal beauty, brilliance, and hardness when cut properly. And since both types of stones are graded according to industry standard criteria such as color, clarity, cut grade etc., it's easy for buyers to compare them side by side before making a purchase decision.
The other major benefit of choosing a lab-grown diamond is its sustainability factor—both environmentally and socially responsible sourcing options. Since lab grown diamonds require no mining or excavation processes, they do not contribute to environmental degradation or harm vulnerable ecosystems like many traditional mining processes do. Additionally, they are conflict free—no child labor or unethical practices involved—and do not fund any violent conflicts around the world which can sometimes be associated with certain types of traditional mining operations.
Lab-grown diamonds offer couples an ethical option when shopping for engagement rings without sacrificing quality or beauty. Not only are they much more affordable than their mined counterparts but also come with added environmental benefits due to their sustainable production process. So if you’re looking for an engagement ring that will sparkle just as brightly but won’t break the bank or cause any harm to our planet – lab grown diamonds might be just what you need!
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Custom Design your Engagement Ring
After 9 long years of dating, Jack contacted us to help him design a fabulous three stone Lab-Grown Diamond engagement ring!
He knew she wanted a radiant cut diamond and a simple, classic design.
His diamond expert priced out a Natural 1.00 ct radiant with two trapezoids for approximately $11,000 (slightly over hius 10K) budget.
So his expert offered this amazing alternative of a 2.00 ct GIA certified radiant cut F color, VVS2 clarity with two trapezoids for $7200 total!
Bigger stones, better quality, less money and most importantly...HAPPY Fiance!
Custom Design your Wedding Bands
Melissa wanted a unique custom designed wedding band.
After she talked with her Rejewelvenated Designs design expert, she went with creating this 14k yellow gold scattered flush set lab grown diamond eternity band.
She loves how comfortable it is to wear. She wears it every day without worrying about prongs snagging on anything.
Plus she loves that gets so many compliments!