If you’re on the hunt for that perfect engagement ring, you’ve likely stumbled across “lab created diamonds” and wondered what they were all about. Millennials, in particular, are supporting the rising movement of this affordable and eco-friendly alternative as the idea of spending less for a better tomorrow is becoming more appealing. As the interest in lab-grown diamonds continues to grow, we understand that there may also be uncertainties regarding the diamond-making process and which jeweler to tun to. To help you better understand this topic, we are honored to invite the professionals from Clean Origin to share their knowledge and practical advice for finding your dream engagement ring.
Sustainably Sourced Alternative
We’re excited to share more about this sustainably sourced alternative to mined diamonds and why they’re such a hit with millennials!
In this day and age, liking a specific brand because of their style or what they offer isn’t all that consumers are looking at anymore. Individuals are creating their purchasing patterns around companies that they believe have quality morals and ethics as a brand, not just a great product or service. This is one of the main reasons couples are now looking at lab-grown diamonds as an alternative to mined diamonds for their engagement rings.
They’re The Same As Mined Diamonds
Lab-grown diamonds, sometimes referred to as man-made or synthetic, have taken the diamond industry by storm. Not only are these stones defined as diamonds by the Federal Trade Commission, but they’re the only way for consumers to be certain they went with the 100% ethically sourced option.
With the same optical, physical and chemical makeup as mined diamonds, these gorgeous gems are graded in the exact same way as those that are mined from the earth or ocean. Since their growing process is just a sped up version of how the earth grows diamonds, you pick out a lab-grown diamond the same way you would pick out a mined diamond – using the 4 c’s.
Cut, color, clarity and carat are the four main elements to look at when buying any diamond. These parameters are defined by how well the diamond has been cut down from its raw form, how flawless and clear it is, and its size. It’s important to do your own research on the 4c’s to know what you want in a diamond. If you’re still unsure where to put your money and where you could cut back, talk with a diamond expert (like the ones at Clean Origin) to figure out how to get the most bang for your buck.
It’s All About The Benjamins
Speaking of money, lab-grown diamonds are also less expensive than mined diamonds! But don’t get ahead of yourself. Less expensive does not mean cheap. It’s simply a matter of logistics. Similar to Warby Parker, lab created diamonds have less ‘cooks in the kitchen’ if you will. A shorter supply chain means the ability to charge less. So you end up with a gorgeous, ethical diamond and you can either save some cash or upgrade that bling!
Shop Anytime, Anywhere
If you’re reading this on a computer, it’s likely you have a few tabs open from last nights online shopping spree. No judgement here. In fact, imagine not having to go into a crowded mall to look at engagement rings at all, but instead shopping online in the same way you would if you were looking for a new blouse. You just had a sigh of relief, didn’t you?
With companies like Clean Origin, you can sit at home with a cup of tea and browse engagement rings from the comfort of your own home. Hesitant about buying a diamond ring online? With 360 degree videos of each ring, free shipping and a 100-day return policy, it’s easy to get the exact ring you want!
Break The Mold…Or At Least Change It
There are so many new relationship, engagement and wedding trends, it’s almost hard to keep up. But these new ideas are allowing newer generations to break away from or modernize the traditional customs that their parents hold near and dear. Lab-grown diamonds do the exact same thing. With a ring that represents modern technology, sustainability and human rights, your engagement ring will be more than just a gorgeous stone to ohhh and ahhhh over. It will become a talking point that will educate friends, family and that random girl in the coffee shop who stops to ask you about your stunning diamond.
Now don’t worry. If you’ve always envisioned your grandmother’s vintage ring on your finger, but you still want to bring it into this decade, Clean Origin offers stand-alone diamonds! This gives you the best of both worlds – the beautiful history of a family ring with a modern twist of a lab-grown diamond!
There are plenty of reasons to buy a lab-grown diamond, but to the CEO of Clean Origin, the choice is simple. “We want to be on the right side of history. There’s no longer a need to hurt our earth to have diamonds. Science has given us a better solution…with the same beautiful result!” said CEO, Alexander Weindling.
A lab-grown diamond is a rational and practical choice for eco-conscious couples looking for the quality and beauty at a more affordable price. Whether you choose a lab-grown or mined diamond really comes down to your beliefs and personal preferences. We hope that the above sharing from Clean Origin have clarified some of the uncertainties you may have, and inspired you to find the perfect engagement ring that really shows who you are. Be sure to check out their website for stylish designs or build your own ring!