Post # 16
No regrets going with lab! I feel like I was able to get a much larger, better quality stone with lab vs natural. I wouldn’t voluntarily tell people it’s a lab diamond unless they ask, but they are chemically and physically the same as a natural diamond and not fake by any means.
Post # 17
0.86 carat, AGS Ideal cut, 5.5 ring size. I LOVE my lab diamond so much and would be proud to tell anyone who asked that it’s lab grown, and my husband was able to save a bit by going this route (not that anyone has ever and would probably ever ask me if my diamond is lab grown or mined).
Post # 18
In my first marraige, I started with a .25ct J VS mined diamond and upgraded to just under 1 carat mined H VS.
I recently got engaged and after much research, specifically requested a lab diamond. Ethically it can be much better, and value wise as well.
I wanted an emerald cut and inclusions are a big no no for step cuts. Lab allowed us to get a big, beautiful stone with much better specs than he’d have gotten for a mined stone.
It’s cut beautifully and there is no difference between mined and grown that anyone can tell without reading the serial number etched onto the girdle under a microscope.
I brought it to two jewelers to be resized. Neither knew it was grown until they read the number.
Post # 19
Here is my 2.59ct Lab created diamond. We decided to take this route because it made most sense for us and I dont regret it all. I love my ring!
I did alot of research on Lab created diamonds before we bought it and they are essentially real diamonds that have the same chemical make up of earth grown diamonds. We got the size and quality diamond I wanted for ALOT less than an earth grown diamond.
I don’t ever feel the need to mention my diamond is lab created because 1. no one has ever asked and 2. it is a real diamond.
Post # 20
I wouldn’t suggest looking for a HPHT lab grown diamond. The CVD process is not only newer but diamonds created this way are pure carbon and are not exposed to nitrogen like those created by HPHT (which causes most of these diamonds to have a yellowish hue, which is then heat treated to be made more colorless). HPHT lab diamonds are also more likely to have darker, metallic inclusions (also making them magnetic) which natural diamonds do not have. Overall, CVD made diamonds are considered a more pure form of carbon and the technological advances in the CVD method have surpassed that of the HPHT method in terms of quality of diamond produced.
Post # 21
I’ve had my lab diamond for about 2 months now, and absolutely have zero regrets. In fact, the longer I’ve had it, the more happy I am with my decision. When it came down to it, spending approx. $3k vs $10k on a ring that looks identical and made of the same properties was just a no brainer. I got the exact style that I wanted, and didn’t have to spend a fortune on it.
No one has ever asked me if it’s a ‘real diamond’ or not, and to my eyes it is!
Post # 22
I love my lab diamond, not one regret choosing lab over earth. When talking about my ring to people, I don’t offer up the info that it is lab created, but if someone were to ask me, I wouldn’t be ashamed of it. Spend the money you save on a lab diamond on something else you want hehe.
Post # 23
oh my goodness that is gorgeous! Please share all the specs and where you got it from! 😍