(Closed) Lab Created Stones: Thoughts?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3227 posts
Sugar bee

I do. I have a lab created ruby. I chose it because I fell in love as soon as I saw it. It’s a heart shaped ruby in a vintage style halo pendant in sterling silver. I like the color of lab created rubies.. It’s a nice pinky reddish color.

Post # 5
43 posts
  • Wedding: April 2014

Hi LadyInGreen, my partner and I are having our ring made. We chose a natural aquamarine as a centre stone with very small natural diamonds on either side. We chose the aqua when we were offered a selection at the jewellers. I love the way natural stones have way more variationbetween them than lab created stones. I also like the fact that it is something nature created. I feel that the lab created stones or simulations seem too perfect, but that’s just me! I embrace differences! Il try to post a pic when I finally get my ring!!

Post # 7
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I have a lab created moissanite. I love it and although each is lab created they are all different and have different personalities. It’s the best of both worlds. I can’t post a picture as I am on my phone πŸ™

Post # 8
11272 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i have worn lab-created stones before.  usually a gemstone necklace or ring.  i have a beautiful lab-created pink diamond like the j-lo ring.  it looks expensive but wasn’t.

Post # 9
1360 posts
Bumble bee

I have a lab-created stone (Moissanite) and honestly, I didn’t care if it was lab created or natural. My second (close second) choice was a padparadscha sapphire (natural) but ultimately I chose the moissanite because Fiance wanted a clear stone for me.


Post # 10
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I got this cushion cut lab created sapphire on ebay for $10! It’s gorgeous in real life! I chose lab created because if you can’t tell the difference and you’ll save a ton of money, then why not? 

Post # 11
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Lab stone all the way. Availability, price, less imperfections and ethical reasons. The industry of gemstone mining is really not one I care to support. As a social work major with a future in child advocacy I don’t like the idea of wearing a stone that may have been extracted at the hands of a child slave miner.

Also, theres the fact that when I was shopping for my alexandrite I didn’t have thousands of dollars for an earth mined stone, as alexandrites are so rare. 

Both my Engagement Ring and favorite RHR are lab stones and they’re perfect for me πŸ™‚

Post # 12
827 posts
Busy bee

I consider lab-created stones to be “fake” so I refuse to buy them.  It would just bug me to no end if a stone in my jewelry wasn’t natural.  My engagement ring is a real diamond (we didn’t buy it though, it was my great-grandmothers ring), and my fiance has been instructed to only buy items containing natural stones when he buys me jewelry.  

Post # 13
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m with thingsthatshine.  I’m not a fan of lab-created stones especially for my e-ring. I feel that a lot of people pick them so they can have a bigger rock with a lower price.  To me the size of the rock doesn’t matter so much so I rather have something real like the love it represents.  But that’s my preference.  I see pics on here of others’ pieces and I still think they are beautiful for them.  Personally I think I’m just more traditional when it comes to the stone.

Post # 14
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I feel the opposite to the above 2 posters, my ring is Asha and I specifically requested NOT to have a mined diamond, as the money is better spent on our overseas travels  (like the 4 week European honeymoon we are currently on and the Thailand holiday on which he proposed). A mined stone is not at all important  to me when the lab created alternatives sparkle my pants off πŸ˜‰


Post # 15
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I have a moissanite, I didn’t give a hoot if moissanite came from the ground or a lab, whatever sparkles that much I want it!!! The price was just a bonus πŸ™‚

People like to knock lab stones but I think moissy is the rock of the future. Anyone who would call someone’s engagement ring “fake” is just making themselves sound silly.


Post # 16
851 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012


My wedding ring and E ring are both Ashas πŸ™‚ They are very pretty!

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