Ok, I have never heard of Lab grown diamonds before so I just assumed you were talking about CZ diamonds.
If the original concern was about something genuine or something created by man then my comment may still be valuable.
When I got engaged my husband and I looked at rings and I told him that I didn’t want a real diamond because of the conflicts I had heard in getting some diamonds.
He ignored my wishes and bought a ring with three diamonds.
I was grateful to have the style I wanted and that I had a beautiful ring and I just shrugged off the idea that they could be blood diamonds.
Well, 5 years later, I lost my ring. I felt so bad that I lost something worth so much. I search for a few days before even telling my husband.
For a couple more years I have worn nothing because I couldn’t afford to get a real replacement. Isn’t that horrible that I didn’t have anything to alert the guys at the gym that I’m taken or just let the world know I’m committed to my husband for life?
Finally, I stopped by Kohl’s and bought a CZ and placed it next to a band and I love it! I love how glamorous it looks and what it says about my commitment to my husband. I love that I know guys at the gym can see it better than my last ring too!
The other day, I was at a Fashion Jewelry party and enjoyed looking at all the shiny jewelry. When I tried on a gorgeous ring with a huge CZ my mother-in-law said, "It looks real." I don’t care if it looks real, I just want to look glamorous. I’m not trying to say I can afford a huge diamond, I just want to look pretty.
If you are trying to decide what to do, I’d ask what are your intentions. If you want something to signify your love and commitment then any ring that you love can do. If you want a pretty ring on your finger, again, any ring you love, will work. If you are trying to impress someone with a huge stone to make them think it’s a diamond, then you might worry about the CZ looking to beautiful and I’d recommend not buying it because you don’t need to live life feeling inferior or putting on a mask.