(Closed) Diamond ring + Brilliant Earth adviceposted 3 years ago in Rings
- 3 years ago
- Wedding: June 2016
smarti51 : I’m from Canada – but I think you’re similar to us. Here anything over 0.5 is pretty decent. Anything 0.75 and over is considered ‘big’ (I inherited a 0.77 ct ring from a relative and people around here were pretty excited at the size).
You had asked about Lab Grown diamonds – all Pure Grown Diamonds (the type I bought) are engraved on the girdle with a number and the words “lab grown’ so there is never any confusion that it’s a mined diamond. It comes certified – so your local jeweler should have no problem setting it. Honestly, I’m not sure why everyone doesn’t go with Lab grown or moissanite – Google the diamond mines in the NorthWest Territories here in Canada and see how huge these things are. Yes, there in the middle of nowhere – but the ecological damage they’ve done mining such a gigantic hole in the ground can’t be good. They say you need to mine something insane like 18 tons of rock to get 1 ct of diamond. At least with Lab grown diamonds you know you’re not contributing to all this.
I’m also a huge advocate of reclaimed metal – as mining gold involves the use of cyanide – which then is contained in pools – but often the cyanide isn’t properly contained – leading to poisoning of people, animals and wildlife. Amazing how horrible we are to the environment to create a beautiful ring!
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