Lab grown diamonds are superior to mined diamonds. After all, they don’t break the bank, they’re physically and chemically identical to mined diamonds, and they don’t harm the environment. One common complaint we hear a lot is that lab created engagement rings aren’t very unique. Well we’re here to show you how wrong you are. In this shopping guide, we’ll show you 6 unique lab created engagement rings that’ll make you and your soon-to-be-fiancée’s jaw drop!
|The Most Unique Lab Created Engagement Rings
|• Amelie Ring
• Devon Ring
• The Rosalie
• The Mozzafiato
• Soprano Ring
• The Adeline
This Toi et Moi ring (French for “You and Me”) represents the love and connection between two people.
We love how these two lab diamonds intertwine and bypass each other as two cohesive, yet unique stones.Check Current Price
This unique lab grown diamond ring features a modern hidden halo and a split-shank band, which makes it very rare and gives it a one-of-a-kind appeal.Check Current Price
Similar to the Toi et Moi ring, this ring features two lab diamonds side-by-side, where they meet each other in the middle gracefully.Check Current Price
For couples looking for something more bold, this lab grown diamond engagement ring will make that statement for you.
This ring features 3 stone cathedral shoulders with channel-set stones that culminate in chevron detail around the band.Check Current Price
On this lab grown diamond engagement ring, your center stone floats between two shimmering arms of beauty featuring 26 hand-set lab created diamonds.Check Current Price
This lab grown diamond ring is so unique yet timeless and simple.
The bezel around the diamond brings light and attention to the center stone, accompanied by 20 other lab diamonds on the side to maximize the beauty of the center.Check Current Price
How Are Lab Diamonds Different Than Mined Diamonds?
When it comes to diamond engagement rings, there’s a few things that make the center stone look beautiful…
The carat weight, cut, clarity, color, and of course whether it’s a natural diamond or a lab grown diamond.
Lab diamonds have recently exploded in popularity, thanks to their striking resemblances to natural diamonds, their reduced impact on the environment, and the huge costs savings.
Lab diamonds are physically and chemically identical to mined diamonds. The effect on the environment and how much money you can save is what draws a lot of people to lab diamond engagement rings.
There’s also a few other key differences to keep in mind.
For one, lab diamonds are made in a matter of weeks, while natural diamonds are formed over millions of years deep within the earth’s crust.
So if you’re looking for a unique one-of-a-kind diamond, your best bet is to have it lab made if you really want it custom (assuming you don’t want to wait millions of years to get a diamond).
And since lab grown diamonds don’t require the intense mining process that natural diamonds do, lab diamonds are often less expensive as a result.
Benefits of Lab Created Diamond Rings
Lab created diamond rings have become increasingly popular for couples looking for a more ethical choice of jewelry and engagement rings.
One huge benefit about lab grown diamonds is their affordability while still maintaining their strong quality and beauty, with the help of modern technology.
Another great thing about a lab grown diamond engagement ring is you don’t need to wait millions of years for a diamond to form like a natural one would.
Instead, you can have a perfect lab grown diamond engagement ring made out to your preferences in a matter of weeks.
And the final major advantages of lab created diamonds is the environmental impact behind them.
Lab created diamonds do not contribute to the exploitation of workers in diamond mining, and the need to harm the surrounding ecosystem to create a mine in the first place doesn’t exist with your shining lab grown center diamond.
Lab Grown Diamonds vs Moissanite
When shopping for lab grown diamond rings, the term Moissanite might pop up here and there as an alternative to natural diamonds (and sometime lab grown diamonds too).
The diamond industry is always evolving and finding new options for engagement ring center stones.
Moissanite has it’s pros and cons, and if you’re looking to learn more about it, check out our detailed post here:
For many couples, a lab grown diamond is more favorable over moissanite for a few reasons.
First off, Moissanite diamonds only offer 2 color choices: Premium (slightly yellow) and Super Premium (colorless).
This makes it a lot harder for couples to fine-tune their diamond to make it fit their needs.
At a chemical level, Moissanite is made from synthetic silicon carbide, whereas lab diamonds and natural diamonds are made from carbon.
And finally, everyone knows diamonds are basically indestructible.
A lab grown diamond and a natural diamond both sit at 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, which makes it the hardest mineral known to humans.
On the other hand, Moissanite sits at 9.25 which takes away from one of a diamond’s key characteristics.
While Moissanite and lab grown diamonds have their own benefits, it really comes down to personal preference and your specific needs.