Anyone has a lab-grown diamond engagement ring? care to share?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

There was a poster a couple few years ago who got a lab grown three stone blue diamond ring and she posted all about her experience. Her ring was gorgeous! I hope you get some responses from people who can speak to their own experience but if you haven’t already, check out that post. It was pretty thorough. And there were lots of pics.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I have a lab grown diamond on my engagement ring! My fiancé got it from brilliant earth. Their rings are customizable and I recommend at least checking out their website. My diamond sparkles and looks just as beautiful as a mined diamond. I like that it’s more ecologically friendly and knowing the origin. My ring is a size 4, .80 carats in platinum and I love it! My ring was a little under $2,500 so also a lot less than many people seem to spend so I feel like we got a bit of a deal. I’ve had my ring since July and have had no problems. Brilliant earth offers insurance for only $50 a year which I think is reasonable. Please let me know if you have any specific questions!  

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Don’t have pics, but I saw a bunch in-person and they look 100% identical to natural diamonds. They’re chemically the same.

The only difference is that there is no resale market for lab diamonds, so if you ever wanted to sell or upgrade, you wouldn’t be able to. If that’s not a concern, go for it!

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Don’t have a pic yet but I’m getting one. Chemically and structurally they are absolutely identical. Other than the serial number lasered onto a lab grown you would never know the doffeeence.

 

the reason we are going lab grown is partly because of the ecological benefits that come with lab grown vs mined, but also ethical reasons. Unfortunately unless you’re buying a Canadian diamond, there is actually no way to guarantee a diamond is conflict free/mined with good human rights in place. The Kimberley process is unfortunately not enough. 

If anyone is interested in reading more about this, this article is great http://time.com/blood-diamonds/

until more countries adopt policies like Canada to make diamonds 100% traceable, and there’s some sort of fair trade diamond introduced (like there is for gold), i won’t ever buy a mined diamond

Post # 6
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Busy bee

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yama7 :  My diamond is Lab Made! I love it!! It’s the sparkliest thing ever.

Like PP said most companies won’t have an upgrade/exchange policy on Lab Diamonds, but the company I bought from does have a policy which was why I went with them (D.Nea Diamonds). 

PS: Excuse the large pictures idk how to resize!

Post # 7
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Newbee

Here is my brand-new lab-grown diamond from Mia Donna! I’ve only been engaged for 8 days but I love it! The company is fantastic. I don’t know how much my fiancé spent but I do know he had a great experience and would  recommend working with them!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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jerzygal :  sooo pretty looove ovals! Is it real lab diamond or the hibred cz diamond they sell to?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Yes, lab grown one carat pear from brilliant earth. I love the idea behind a conflict free diamond, and it’s properites are exactly like an earth grown diamond. I really recommend brilliant earth. 

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