Factors to Consider When Choosing a Diamond For an Engagement Ring

When choosing a diamond for an engagement ring, many women are now turning to lab made diamonds instead of natural mined stones. These lab created diamonds are chemically, optically and physically identical to mined diamonds but they are grown in a laboratory, making them far more ethical, environmentally friendly and affordable.

These lab made diamonds are also guaranteed conflict free and priced up to 40-60% less than mined diamonds, meaning you can save big without sacrificing quality or design.

The Process

As opposed to diamonds that are mined from the earth’s crust, lab grown diamonds are crystallized carbon that have been put under heat and pressure. Using one of two processes, High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) or Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), lab grown diamonds are born and grow into a crystalline structure just like the ones found naturally on the earth.

The resulting lab grown diamonds are cut, polished and graded just like naturally mined diamonds. They display all the fire, scintillation and sparkle that you’ve come to expect from a diamond, while being 30-40% more affordable than mined diamonds.

Carat is a key factor to consider when selecting a diamond for an engagement ring. The higher the carat, the larger the diamond will be. However, if you’re considering a lab diamond, be aware that they aren’t always as large as their mined counterparts, and the stone will look larger in a solitaire setting than it will in a halo or pave setting.

Rarity is another issue to consider. While lab diamonds may appear to be larger than their mined counterparts, they are still very rare and have a much smaller production run.

You can find lab-created diamonds in every color, cut and size imaginable. But be sure to shop around and compare the prices.

There are other factors to consider, too. While lab diamonds are cheaper, you might want to consider the longevity of the jewelry piece and how long it will last. If you’re concerned about the durability of theĀ www.breslauerwarren.com/lab-grown-diamonds-calgary piece, be sure to choose a reputable jeweler who offers an extended warranty and will stand behind their work.

If you’re not sure whether a lab diamond is right for you, you can always shop online at our website or visit your local Peoples Jewellers store. Our expert staff can help you make the right decision for your budget and taste.

Buying a Lab Created Diamond

If you decide to buy a lab diamond for your engagement ring, be sure to check with your jeweler and grading report to ensure the gem is genuine and not fake. Most retail diamond stores will require a certificate from an independent grading lab, such as GIA, GIA Canada, GCAL or AGS, as well as proof of purchase for the ring, to ensure your purchase is legitimate and not a fraudulent one.

The grading reports are an important part of the process, as they will characterize the diamond based on its four facets (cut, symmetry, clarity and carat weight). The gems should be laser-inscribed with their gem certification, and you can always call the gem company to verify.