Post # 1
So, I’ve been doing some research along with my boyfriend about diamond rings and have been told about this man made diamond rings called cultured diamonds.
It’s a lab grown diamonds and has apparently almost everything similar to a real diamond with 30% cheaper price.
Now, I live in Malaysia and a 1ct ring VS1 E grade would cost RM20,000 here which is really a lot. I know the saying that an engagement ring should be around 3 months’ salary but we don’t really conform to that rule.
I’ve been searching a lot on this “cultured diamond” and it seems like the price seems alright. Of course, it’s not a real diamond but I do somehow hope to have that extra money from the engagement ring for our lives together…
Here’s where I would like to know your opinion… Would you be alright with it?
Post # 2
Technically, it’s still a diamond, the chemical structure is still the same. I see nothing wrong with it, and when my boyfriend and I have gone looking at rings, I flat out told him I have no issues with man made stones and would actually prefer it.
But, it should come down to what you prefer. If it doesn’t bother you that a couple steps were changes while it was being made, and the process sped up by a millennia, then go for it.
Post # 3
One of the reasons that cultured diamonds and other synthetic gems exist is due to the ethical conditions upon which mined diamonds are based.
Look into “blood diamonds.” It is despicable what occurs in the diamond mining industry.
Diamonds don’t matter. Money doesn’t matter. People’s lives–CHILDREN’S lives, free from back-breaking labor and torture–matter.
Diamonds–synthetic or otherwise–do not make a marriage. Get something synthetic, and look into alternatives that are even cheaper. Moissanite, for instance, is beautiful AND has a higher BRI than even diamonds, which means it sparkles more. My moissanite ring is gorgeous and indistinguishable from a diamond–AND it sparkles more. Sorry, ladies with diamonds, but Nature dictates that. Not me.
Yes, get a lab-grown diamond at the very LEAST. And look into moissanite. You will NOT be sorry.
Post # 4
Of course I’d be fine with it. It is a real diamond – I mean it’s the exact same material it was just made in a lab instead of in the ground. I don’t have a particular requirement that what I wear on my finger be dug up from the ground. It sounds like a great option.
Post # 5
I have a lab diamond and love it!! And YES it is a real diamond. It’s definitely less costly and now you won’t have to feel bad about where it came from. It’s a win-win in my book!
Post # 6
get a ring you can afford.
the 3 months salary is dated and propagandized by the diamond industry. again, get what you can afford and are comfortable with.
Post # 7
carbon is carbon is carbon..yes.
Post # 8
- Wedding: February 2017 - historical mansion
I specfically chose a stone that was made in a lab for ethical reasons. In my case, I chose a lab-created sapphire because I prefer the blue color, but if I wanted a diamond, I would definitely get a lab diamond. I don’t want people suffering in mines for my ring.
Post # 9
This is a lab diamond I had set into a micro pave setting, its beautiful and the only thing I would say against it is they do need constant cleaning to keep them sparkling. I just purchased an ultra sonic water cleaner and it works great on my rings. I am ok with this ring but I did wish it had been a real diamond but that’s my own preference because I like the idea of a unique flawed stone instead of an artificial perfect one. I have since received a family heirloom that I LOVE and I use this one for going out of town.
No one will know the difference either way and I agree with the statement above, get what you can afford. You have a wedding and a future to plan for so don’t waste too much on a ring. Spend that money elsewhere like saving for a house or baby!
Post # 10
I would say yes because I have one…and I actually picked it out myself. A cultured diamond is a real diamond. It has the same chemical composition as a natural diamond.
Post # 11
Not all cultured diamonds are flawless/perfect. They can have inclusions just like natural ones. My cultured diamond has an SI1 clarity so it’s definitely far from perfect! I’m also pretty sure that they don’t attract more dirt. My natural diamonds get just as dirty just as quickly as my man made one.
Post # 12
I actually find this quite intriguing. Looking up a 2 ct round on Brilliant Earth and you can get one around 6,000 which is obviously a steal.
I used to be really diamond obsessed. But the price just keeps going up and with all the connotations of a mined diamond i’ve been looking into sapphires, aquamarines and moissanites. I also LOVE salt and pepper diamonds. So gorgeous.
Post # 13
my experience with a lab diamond obviously varies from yours. I found that my ring appears dirtier quicker than my diamond, not sure why but it does. Part of the reason why I purchased the type of cleaner I got.
Post # 14
I have a lab created diamond. If anyone was smart, they’d figure it out. It’s blue.
Hilariously enough, I did once have a girl (aquaintence of an aquaintence at work) who was convinced that blue diamonds aren’t real and therefore why get married because obvs Hubs is lying to me.
Mine stays sparkly even if I don’t clean it.
Post # 15
A lab diamond is a real diamond. It’s just made in a lab not mined from the earth.
And three months salary “rule” is crap and made up. Spend whatever you/him can afford.
So in summary, if that’s what you can afford and that’s what you like, then great. Go with that.