Regular diamond vs lab created?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 46
91 posts
Worker bee

I wear a 3.43ct GCAL I VS2 lab emerald cut and love it so much – no regrets!  I actually think it’s cooler that my diamond was grown in a high tech Silicon Valley lab (mine is from Diamond Foundry) than it growing in the ground – especially since I know for a fact that my stone had no negative environmental or humanitarian impact (DF even operates in a certified carbon neutral facility).  My diamond came from science and has every bit as much meaning and super cool history as a mined stone.  Different strokes and all that – but I LOVE my diamond, and I especially love the extra $20k I have in the bank as a result lol. 

Post # 48
162 posts
Blushing bee

I was a bit hesitant to go lab grown at first especially without seeing any in person but my mind changed completely when I received my ring! Not to mention the cost savings were huge. My lab diamond is G, VS2, Triple Ex. Depending on the lighting, it behaves differently. Here are some pics.. I was able to get a pretty good shot of the arrows too! Hope you love what you end up getting and post pics if you can!



Post # 49
2046 posts
Buzzing bee

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EricainOlalla :  Your ring…your entire set is GORGEOUS!!! I love everything about it especially the tiny double prongs!

Post # 50
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2002

I purchased a lab diamond out of curiosity and it is beautiful, looking at it you can’t tell the diference from the ones that grow in the earth. I got a .61 carat, F color, VS1 clarity, triple excellent lab diamond from Brilliant Earth and it was a huge savings compared to a mined diamond. For a mined diamond it would have cost me more then double the price. I do love that mined diamonds have a history, so it really boils down to your own personal preference and what you want to spend. You can get more bang for your buck with a lab diamond.

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