Diamonds have a long and rich history of being highly valued and deeply desired as they are.
However, luxury comes at a cost, a cost that fluctuates depending on it’s quality determined by a world wide recognised criteria. When spending such large amounts of money, it often feels like a juggling act between quality and preferred price.
Diamonds are recognised all over the world as luxury goods. It is because of its strength and luxurious reputation, a diamond in an engagement ring is regarded as the ultimate symbol of love and devotion.Diamonds are also a popular preference for jewellery, but a must have in an engagement ring.
There is now an additional option to help reach a fairer balance between price and quality: Lab Grown Diamonds. Essentially these are diamonds grown in a lab over a short period of time whereas natural diamonds rest underground for millions of years.
In recent years, lab-grown diamonds have become a rapidly rising trend in the market. Lab diamonds appeal to jewellers for a multitude of reasons, including cost, transparency, and environmental impact.
Lab-made are also known as synthetic diamonds which are created by a manufacturing process, as opposed to natural diamonds which are formed through natural formations and retrieved through mining. These diamonds take six to ten weeks to fully develop without any compromise to the radiance and brilliance of natural diamonds.
Lab grown diamonds have the same chemical and visual properties as natural diamonds, despite the fact that they are created by scientists rather than formed in the earth's crust.
Due to the increased supply and modern technology, the cost of lab grown diamonds is much less compared to mined diamonds. However, just like natural diamonds the value of lab grown diamonds is predicted to fluctuate over time.
Lab grown diamonds are for you if:
Natural Diamonds are for you if:
There is no visible difference, they sparkle the same, they have the same colour and clarity criteria and can be found in the same hardness as natural diamonds. Lab diamonds that last a lifetime yet cost around 30% less than mined diamonds. Neither diamond is “better”, they are just different.
Explore our range of lab grown diamond engagement rings here.
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