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Best Lab Created Diamond Engagement Rings

Who wouldn’t want to propose with lab-created diamond engagement ring? They’re real diamonds, they’re more affordable, and they are 100% socially responsible. Would your loved one approve of that?

Lab grown diamond engagement rings cost about 15-30% less than a ring with a naturally mined center stone. You could get get a lab-grown stone, and spend the rest on the honeymoon vacation. Read on to find out where to get them!

Buying Online Lab-Grown Diamonds - Pros & Cons

Online Benefits:Online Drawbacks:
Benefit #1: You can pick the specific gemstone you want based on the ideal proportions for the most brilliance, contrast & scintillation. Drawback #1: You don't get to see the diamond up close to examine the inclusions.
Benefit #2: You can skip the middleman & avoid paying extra for a commissioned sales personDrawback #2: You can't see exactly what you are getting and how it fits on your loved one's finger.
Benefit #3: You can quickly compare different websites online for price and inventory selection.Drawback #3: You don't get that extra value of having someone walk you through the in-person "showing" of your jewelry while answering your questions.

Best Place To Buy Lab Grown Diamonds

While there are great places to buy man-made diamonds both online and at local chain jewelers, the problem is that not every jeweler sells them. Here are the best places to get a lab-grown diamond – both online and at your local shop.

Online Jewelry Stores

goodgem-table-__imageJames Allen
  • Selection: Natural & Lab-Grown
  • Discounts: See Website
  • Year Established: 1999
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goodgem-table-__imageClean Origin
  • Selection: Lab-Grown Diamonds
  • Discounts: Unavailable
  • Year Established: 2017
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  • Selection: Natural & Lab-Grown
  • Discounts: Available
  • Year Established: 1919
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Brick & Mortar Jewelry Stores

  1. Helzberg DiamondsClick Here to visit.
  2. More coming soon.
Can you tell the difference between lab created diamonds and real diamonds?

No, not from initial appearance. Lab created diamonds ARE real diamonds, and they have the same chemical, physical and optical properties as real diamonds. However, at a microscopic level, there are ways to identify them. One of the top gem labs in the world, the GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has $100,000+ equipment to help them identify lab-created stones. They identify the stone as laboratory-grown underneath the report number on the left hand side.

Do Lab created diamonds hold their value?

Not really, but they hold their value as much as a real diamond would. Diamonds are notoriously bad at holding resale value (unlike gold or platinum) – but, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a market for them.

Who should buy a lab-created diamond engagement ring?

You should buy a lab-created diamond engagement ring if you want a cheaper, ethically sourced ring with no negative impact on the environment.