If you’re shopping for the perfect engagement ring, you may have come across lab-grown diamonds. Perhaps you’re wondering about the price difference between natural and lab-grown diamonds or whether there’s any variation in quality between the two. Lab-grown diamonds have become increasingly popular in recent years, and luckily for anyone ready to propose, they offer excellent value for money without sacrificing clarity, colour or size. If you’re hoping to find a stunning diamond engagement ring without breaking the bank, read on to find out more.
Lab-grown diamonds have become more popular in recent years, with the global lab-made diamonds market projected to reach $49.9 billion by 2030. Lab-grown diamonds make an excellent choice for engagement rings and other types of diamond jewellery. However, it’s common for consumers to be sceptical about them. When investing in diamond jewellery, you want to be confident in your selection, ensuring that the diamonds you choose are exquisite in quality, clarity and colour. You may wonder whether lab-made diamonds are comparable to natural mined diamonds, and the good news is, there’s very little difference between them.
Like many people you may have heard the term synthetic or lab grown diamonds and thought that this referred to diamond alternatives such as cubic zirconia or moissanite, so hesitated in your purchase thinking these are not the real deal for your engagement ring. But you would be wrong! Lab grown diamonds are very much the real thing, the only difference is where they originate from.
Our relationship with natural diamonds has always been one of fascination, intrigue, and romance. The attraction of being the owner of a rare gemstone that has grown in the Earth’s core over millions of years, through the combination of natural atomic processes to produce one of the most brilliant and sparkling forces of Mother Nature. But the extractions of these breathtaking diamonds also comes at considerable costs to the planet and humanity.
So, with the increasing focus on the issues of global climate change and more and more of us leading more environmentally friendly lives, is it now the turn of the jewelry industry to come under scrutiny for its part in sustainability?
Here we take a look at the question of whether the increasingly popular alternative of laboratory grown man made diamonds are in fact an eco friendly sustainable alternative to their mined counterparts that will benefit our planet.
The rising concerns about the underlying problems of diamond mining are affecting individuals and businesses in their purchase choices. Indeed, mined diamonds are associated with violence, conflicts, human rights abuses, labour exploitations, and environmental devastation. All things considered, diamonds are far from remaining a girl’s best friend. However, this realisation has boosted the interest in synthetic diamonds. Lab grown diamonds also known as man-made diamonds are growing in popularity. Are you wondering whether they are the right solution for your needs? Here’s a brief overview of what lab diamonds are and how they’re made.
Here at Rêve Diamonds we fully appreciate how precious an item of jewelry can be to its owners, not only in terms of monetary value, but in the memories and emotions that it holds. This is the reason that we offer a jewelry restoration and replication service that is second to none. Whatever your specific requirements, the expert team at Rêve Diamonds are here to help repair your jewelry pieces restoring them to their former glory if they have been damaged, and lovingly re-creating that treasured piece if it has been lost or stolen.
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) created the first, and now globally accepted, standard for describing diamonds which is referred to as the ‘Four C’s of Diamonds’ – the measures of Color, Clarity, Cut and Carat Weight. This is the universally accepted method for assessing the quality of a diamond, so that jewelers can communicate to customers exactly what they are about to purchase. All of these factors must be considered equally when comparing diamonds, but it is widely believed that more than any other factor; it is how the diamond is cut that will determine its defining characteristic.
As diamonds are the ultimate symbol of love this is the perfect choice of gemstone for a Valentine’s day proposal. Whatever your style of engagement ring we have a superb selection of stunning engagement rings for you to choose from in both contemporary and traditional styles, and we also offer a bespoke service. Of course, with the very recent ‘royal’ engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the trilogy setting is VERY popular right now and is very apt for giving on St Valentines as the three stones are said to symbolise friendship, love and fidelity. We offer a selection of stunning handcrafted trilogy setting diamond engagement rings using certificated diamonds ranging from 0.50ct up to 10.00ct in various cuts and crafted in either 18k white gold, 18k yellow gold or platinum.