5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Ring

Couples who are getting engaged would traditionally choose to have a naturally mined diamond engagement ring. When it comes to environmentally-friendly alternatives, lab grown engagement rings are a great option as they are created in a lab and not mined through heavy machinery.

Some questions you may ask if you are looking to buy a lab grown engagement ring include ‘Should I buy a lab grown diamond engagement ring?’ or ‘Is a lab grown engagement ring right for me?’ For any couple, buying an engagement ring is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make so choosing the right ring is crucial to your partner saying yes.

This article explores the things you need to consider when choosing a lab grown diamond engagement ring.

Are Lab Grown Diamonds Good for Engagement Rings?

Yes. Lab grown diamonds are virtually identical compared to their naturally mined counterparts, sharing the same hardness and quality, as well as being assessed in the same way (Cut, Clarity, Colour and Carat). 

The biggest difference between the two is the price. You can get more value for money out of getting a high-quality lab-created diamond compared to a natural diamond. Lab grown diamonds are also a more environmentally friendly and ethical choice for couples who want a ring that doesn’t damage the earth.

Research If Your Lab Grown Diamond is Genuine

One of the first things you should do when you buy your engagement ring is research if your lab grown diamond is genuine. 

You should make sure that the jeweller you are buying the lab created engagement ring has a good reputation and is not selling a diamond simulant. Reading our previous reviews on Trustpilot will give you an idea of what customers have said about our engagement rings. 

Having the lab created diamond graded by a reputable laboratory such as the IGI, EGL or GIA means that you get what you’re paying for with your piece of lab grown diamond jewellery.

Learn More About the Different Engagement Ring Styles Available

Understanding the different engagement ring styles that are available can make purchasing a lab-created engagement ring much easier. 

Researching the different styles and shapes that come with lab grown engagement rings will help you find a shape and style that best reflects your partner’s personality and jewellery tastes. We recommend asking your partner’s family, friends, as well as scoping out their jewellery box to find out what they like and dislike.

Having that insight is valuable when it comes to finding a lab created engagement ring to propose with.

Find Out About the 4Cs

Knowing about the 4C’s is essential so that you know the quality of the lab created diamond, as well as how much it will cost.

It’s worth using the grading certificate report as a guide as it will highlight the grade of the diamond. However, the grading for lab-grown diamonds is different as each stone will have its own unique features. The number of inclusions can determine the clarity of the lab diamond that comes within your engagement ring.

Work Within Your Budget

When buying any piece of diamond jewellery, such as an engagement ring, you need to make sure that you have set a budget for how much you are willing to spend. 

Since lab created diamonds cost less than naturally mined diamonds, it means that you can get a high-quality ring at an affordable price to complement the proposal you’ve been planning. If money is no object or you have a set budget for your lab created diamond, we’ll make sure you have an engagement ring that shows your eternal love for your partner.

Propose with a Lab Grown Engagement Ring from Aspire Diamonds

Lab grown diamond engagement rings are an environmentally-friendly alternative to naturally mined diamond engagement rings. With our showroom located in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter, we have a wide variety of lab grown rings to help you create a proposal that you and your partner will remember for the rest of your lives.

Struggling to find the right lab grown diamond engagement ring to propose to that special someone in your life? Let our experts help you find a ring that guarantees a successful proposal. Contact our team today and we’ll make your engagement dreams come true.