In the last few years, more and more people are exploring the idea of using lab grown diamonds instead of genuine diamonds when creating their diamond engagement ring. Despite lab grown diamonds becoming more normalized, one of the most common things asked is what the difference is between a Lab Grown and Genuine Diamond and which one should they choose?
Are Lab Grown Diamonds and Genuine Diamonds Really The Same?
Technically, lab grown diamonds are identical to genuine diamonds except for the fact that they are grown in a lab versus mined from the earth. Besides that, lab grown diamonds are significantly less expensive than a natural diamond with no visible difference to the average consumer. While the characteristics of a lab grown appear to be quite similar to those of a genuine diamond, people still remain skeptical of which one to go with.
What is a Lab Created Diamond?
Lab grown diamonds are just as real as natural diamonds in all their characteristics such as shape, size, colour and clarity. They even come with a diamond certification, the same way a genuine diamond would. While it is true they are extremely similar to genuine diamonds, there are some slight differences that cannot be seen to the average person.
Lab created diamonds:
- Have no inherit resale value
- Lack any nitrogen in its composition (which a genuine diamond has)
- Man-made in a lab
- Produced in multiples, meaning others may have the identical stone to you
So What's The Big Debate?
If lab created diamonds are a fraction of the price, why would anyone buy a genuine diamond? At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference and what your inherit values are when it comes to buying a diamond.
- Completely unique to you - not one other person will have the same diamond as you
- Will always maintain rarity
- Will always have a resale value
- Finite supply
Besides these points, what makes a genuine diamond so special is that no one else will ever have the exact same one. Your relationship and marriage is unique, so why shouldn’t your diamond ring be?
Choosing your Diamond Ring
At the end of the day, there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to your diamond engagement ring. All that matters is that you're with the one you love and everytime you look down at the ring it makes you smile.
When deciding on your dream diamond ring, it’s always important to understand your budget, expectations and your partner’s preferences when choosing a diamond. Regardless, our team will be there with you every step of the way to decide on your dream diamond ring. Learn more about our custom design process.
Create Your Dream Ring With Dainty Diamond
Dainty Diamond's family has been creating and customizing diamond engagement rings for over 30 years. We work with some of the most reputable and ethical diamond suppliers to provide you with high-quality beautiful diamonds. We would love to help you get started in crafting your dream engagement ring.
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