Lab Diamond Rings: The latest engagement ring trend

Whether you are considering buying a ring for yourself or your special someone, lab diamond rings are a perfect choice for engagement rings. We have the jewellery experts from Lily Arkwright here today to provide us with a comprehensive guide to lab grown diamonds.

LULU 1.00ct / 6.50mm lab diamond 18k yellow gold solitaire engagement ring

What are lab diamonds?

Lab diamonds are 100% real diamonds. They have the exact same chemical, visual and physical properties to mined diamonds, making them the closest alternative to mined diamonds. As the name suggests, lab diamond engagement rings are created in a science lab through recreating the extreme temperatures and high pressures which occur in the Earth’s crust where natural diamonds form. Lab diamond engagement rings display the same fire, sparkle and brilliance as natural diamonds, making it impossible to differentiate between the two to the naked eye.

The benefits of lab grown diamonds

The primary benefit of a lab grown diamond is that it is indistinguishable from a natural diamond to the naked eye, only specialist equipment can determine that it originated in a lab. You receive the exact same sparkle and brilliance of a natural diamond for a fraction of the price, lab diamonds equate to roughly 30% less than their mined diamond counterparts. These affordable lab diamonds can be considered more desirable than natural diamonds as they are free from flaws and impurities that are acquired in the formation and mining of natural diamonds. Therefore, you can have a beautiful gem for a fraction of the price.

Another brilliant advantage of opting for a lab diamond is that they are ethically sourced and environmentally sustainable. This is because the process of growing diamonds in a lab eliminates any mining process and ensures you receive the highest quality diamond for your engagement ring, with peace of mind knowing no community has been harmed and a lower carbon footprint. Lab diamonds have also been endorsed by celebrities such as environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio who came out as an investor in the diamond foundry, a zero-carbon footprint producer in lab grown diamonds.

All diamonds sold by Lily Arkwright meet exceptional standards as Lily Arkwright works with a range of world-class laboratories with innovative technology to produce the best quality lab grown diamonds. Every lab-diamond sold by Lily Arkwright is fully certified and accompanied by the industry standard IGA, GCAL and GIA grading report which outlines the 4 c’s of diamond specifications: cut, clarity, colour and carat weight. You can always be confident that your diamond has been expertly crafted and have complete peace of mind that your lab diamond meets your specific requirements.

Choosing the right ring for you

There is no right or wrong answer when it comes to choosing what style, size and setting is right for you.

Now we’ve covered the basics, what gemstone shape to choose? This is a complete personal decision, the traditional brilliant round cut shape tends to be the most popular choice when it comes to engagement rings. Symmetrically cut and faceted to maximise the incoming light which is then dispensed throughout the stones perfect proportions. The facets reflect against each other to maximise sparkle.

Oval cuts are also a common choice amongst newlyweds, similar to a round cut diamond but with a timeless elongated finish. Cushion cuts are a sought after choice amongst celebrities and have a rounded square shape which displays the stones complete brilliance and sparkle. Emerald cuts are another hugely popular choice, a rectangular shape which carries over a larger surface area; this cut really displays a stone’s clarity. And if you are after something modern and sleek a pear cut or princess cut diamond can really get some heads turning!

These are just some of the most popular stone cuts without getting into too much depth or complexity of fancy cuts but feel free to chat to one of Lily Arkwright’s expert jewellery consultants about all the diamond cuts your heart desires!

Considering a lab diamond engagement ring?

One thing we can conclude is that trends can come and go but lab diamonds are here to stay in the world of engagement rings. If the above information about lab diamonds has piqued your interest, then taking a look at Lily Arkwright’s lab diamond collections is a great place to start on your search for an ethical dream ring. You can find out more information about Lily Arkwright and their lab grown collections by calling them on: 0161 537 6773, or alternatively you can email their jewellery consultancy team at: hello@lilyarkwright.com or book an in-person consultation.

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