Post # 1
First time posting on here 🙂 So my boyfriend and I have been talking about engagement rings and have went into a couple of stores to try them on. I’m really interested in a lab diamonds as it’s ethical and cost efficient. The only thing is, I haven’t really seen them in person so I’m not sure what it exactly looks like! I’ve been looking at James Allen’s lab diamonds, but haven’t seen many reviews so we’re a little hesitant. Does anyone have a lab e-ring and does it sparkle just like a mined one? I’d love to see pictures and/or vids! 🙂
Post # 2
they’re literally identical to mined diamonds. there’s no difference whatsoever, both chemically and optically. I have one and I love it. I’m so happy I went with a lab diamond and feel really good about my ethical/sustainable choice 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2020 - Austin, TX
I have a lab diamond from Brilliant Earth and it is spectacular! So happy we went the lab diamond route.
Post # 4
I have a 1.5 carat lab diamond from brilliant earth that was 60% cheaper than an earth mined diamond! I think its gorgeous.
Post # 5
Lab diamonds are the same as mined diamonds. If you want a really sparkly diamond, make sure to prioritize the CUT. That’s what will really make your diamond sparkle!
Post # 6
I have one that my husband bought from a brick and mortar store, and I love it! It still sparkles just the same and I love the ethical side of it. I have zero regrets with it.
Post # 7
1.52 oval lab diamond from James Allen. Couldn’t be happier.
A diamond is a diamond is a diamond. 🙂
Post # 8
I just read several articles about Lab Diamonds about 5 minutes ago, because I saw them featured in a magazine I received in the mail from Helzburg (mall jewelry store). I too had heard they are identical to natural diamonds only much cheaper. All I can say is do your research and Google the differences between Lab diamonds and Earth Diamonds. From what I discovered there are several differences, that I had no idea about. Just do your research just like you would on any big purchase 🙂 . Regardless, they are gorgeous. If you go this route I would definitely try and find one that you will love and cherish forever. Also, I think there is a misconception regarding the “eco friendly” aspect of Lab Diamonds apparently they are more damaging to the environment then I was led to believe… IDK. I am by no means an expert and I could be very wrong about some of the things I read because I did do a quick basic search because, I too, was very curious about them and their inviting price tag. But what I found was interesting. Neither good or bad per say, just not what I had originally thought and heard about them that’s all. I hope you share with us what you end up getting. Best of luck on this wonderful journey. <3
Post # 9
- Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI
When I saw them side by side outside I thought the lab one sparkled a little more! If I had gone with a diamond I definitely would have purchased a lab one.
Post # 10
If you’re concerned about environmental impact and ethical impact, also consider looking online for a second hand ring that you could reset. But overall, lab diamonds are gorgeous. They’re environmental impact, I’m not certain.
Post # 11
Sparkle is going to depend on the 4cs, just like with a mined diamond. One is not sparklier than the other by a rule. An excellent cut mined diamond is most likely going to sparkle more than a very good cut lab, and vice versa. If you’ve seen mined diamonds in person then you’ve pretty much seen what lab diamonds look like
Post # 12
Recently bought a lab created diamond from JA and couldnt be happier – I’d definately recommend. For the money we were spending we were able to get a lovely diamond with much better specs than what we would have got for the same price but mined. It sparkles like crazy and you can’t tell the difference between a mined or lab created, they are both diamonds. Knowing JA had a good return policy made me feel better too – if you dont like it, just return within the 30 days
Post # 13
I have a lab created diamond from Brilliant Earth. I absolutely obsessed over the pavilion angles, crown angles, table percentage, depth percentage, and corresponding HCA scores in order to find a diamond in the size I wanted with the absolute best cut and sparkle. So worth it! If I bought a mined diamond with the exact same specs as my lab diamond, I would have paid between 6-8k for it. Instead, I paid around 3k (and prices have dropped since). I got the durability and light performance of a diamond (because it is one) while paying exactly what I could afford for it.
Post # 15
hypersaurusrex : every time I see your ring I just love it!!!