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How to buy an engagement ring on a budget?

April 13, 2020

Buying an engagement ring is a huge undertaking for anyonecontemplating making the next big step with their partner. And what better signifies the eternal promise of love other than a diamond ring? After all, “Diamonds are forever”.

Nevertheless, some people might feel hesitant to buy a diamond ring due to preconceived notions that they might have, of which most are true. However, Lab Grown Diamonds are here to save the day. They are in every aspect superior to their mined counterparts and cheaper too!

To be very clear, Lab-grown diamonds are 100% real diamonds. They have the same physical, chemical and optical properties as mined diamonds and even professionals won't be able to tell the difference. They are certainly not cubic zirconia or another diamond simulant. Whilst Cubic Zirconia and diamond simulants may look similar to diamonds, they are fundamentally different and are not as durable and long lasting as real diamonds. A professional test can easily expose their chemical makeup.

Unlike mined diamonds which often have impurities due to the environment in which they were formed, diamonds are created in a lab with strictly controlled processes thus resulting in brighter and whiter diamonds but with much fewer defects than mined ones.

In addition, coloured diamonds produced in labs are much more vibrant and uniform than their mined counterparts. The feat is achieved by the very precise dosing of trace chemicals, for example, yellow diamonds get their colour from nitrogen while blue diamonds get their colour from boron.

Now to the most pressing issue, the ethical concerns associated with buying mined diamonds are substantial; the environmental damage,the child labour used to mine diamondsand diamonds being traded for arms and weapons (conflict diamonds). When purchasing a diamond, it is imperative to consider its past and how it got to you as a customer. No one with a conscience can be truly happy with gifting a once in a lifetime symbol of love and commitment to their precious partner if that gift is the result of long line of tragedy and suffering. However, Lab-grown diamonds have none of the concerns as they are both mining free and non conflict. Mining causes massive damage to the environment and is very energy intensive using a large amount of fossil fuels. Area once mined is often and toxic and very slow to recover, if at all. Since man made diamonds are created in labs, no child or slave labour is used unlike some diamonds which are mined in conflict regions in Africa in brutal conditions earning the nickname “Blood Diamonds”.

Now let us get the price out of the way. Surely one would be forgiven to assume that such high-quality diamonds must have sky high prices tag to match; however, buying a lab-grown diamond jewelry can net a saving of up to 70% over an identical mined one. Thus, with the same budget one can easily buy a larger diamond of better quality with more elaborate design and intricate detail in the engagement ring.

So, what are you waiting for? Visit us now and browse our vast collection of beautiful and expertly craftedlab-grown diamonds rings and let our experts help you choose the one that is perfect for your taste and budget!