(Closed) Lab Created Diamonds

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

My BIL owns a company that does man made diamonds.  They are brilliant and eco friendly and conflict free by nature.  I’m all for them, but Darling Husband got me a real one because he is very traditional 🙂

Post # 4
369 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

There are three kinds of mined diamond alternatives out there:

1- Cubic Zirconium (Asha, Briolet, and Carat)

2- Moissanite (moissanite.com) and

3- lab created diamonds (made by companies like Gemesis ) 


I am going with Moissanite for my e-ring and I think it actually looks BETTER than diamonds. I have done TONS of research on moissanite and I encourage you to look into it!

Post # 5
2208 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Jumping off of ToasterCat, that is good info. If you really want a white diamong, a moissanite is a good choice. If you are interested in a colored diamond, a lab created one can be a good choice. White diamonds are very expensive if lab created, but colored, expecially yellow, are less expensive lab created. They are just as much diamonds, though.

Post # 6
611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Physically and chemically speaking, lab diamonds are real diamonds. One may also say that they have less impurity/inclusions than natural diamonds. I looked into those >2 yrs ago. Then, there was still a technological hurdle in producing colorless lab diamonds that are bigger than .6 or .7 carat. Most available ones are .5 or less. Bigger lab diamonds are more available in colored variants. I personally loved the pink ones. FYI, lab diamonds are not cheaper than natural diamonds.

In the end due to size, color, and $ issues, we went with a natural diamond mined in Canada.

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