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Customers now-a-days have the option of going with a lab grown diamond as the choice of the primary diamond in an engagement ring. This has not always been an option as they have just become available over the last several years. Before 2020 we had never even sold a lab grown diamond at Diamond Exchange Houston. Lab grown engagement rings are a brand new product that has started gaining a tremendous amount of popularity. There are many benefits and very few drawbacks to having lab grown engagement rings. In this blog post, we will give you as much information as possible to help you determine if a lab grown diamond engagement ring is right for you!

What is a lab grown diamond engagement ring?

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The first thing we need to understand when trying to determine if a lab grown diamond engagement ring is right for you is exactly what is a lab grown diamond. A lab grown diamond is a synthetic diamond that was actually grown in a lab. These diamonds are physically grown in a laboratory as opposed to forming naturally in the earth millions of years ago. Lab grown diamonds are first grown as rough diamonds then they can be cut into any diamond shape. The cutting of the lab grown diamonds is the exact same process as earth mined diamonds.

Can You Tell The Difference Between A Lab-Grown Diamond Engagement Ring and A Natural One?

This is one of the main questions that we get at Diamond Exchange Houston with lab grown diamonds. People want to know if other people are going to be able to tell. Lab grown diamonds and earth mined (natural) diamonds look exactly the same. Even a diamond cutter who has been cutting diamonds his/her entire life cannot tell the difference between a lab grown and a natural diamond from just looking at it. The good news is if you are wearing a lab grown engagement ring nobody can take a quick glance at your ring and be able to tell if it is a natural diamond or not.

There are 3 main ways that we can tell whether or not a diamond is lab grown. The first way is that in the majority of the cases of larger lab grown diamonds (.5 carats or larger) they are certified and laser inscribed. Diamond Laboratories such as GIA and IGI will grade a diamond and then laser inscribe the certificate number on the girdle of the diamond. The second way that we can tell a lab-grown diamond is through a very expensive diamond tester that we use that differentiates natural and lab-grown diamonds. The third and most official way to tell if a diamond is lab-created is to send it to a diamond grading institution such as GIA (Gemological Institute of America).

Shop and Compare Lab Grown Engagement Rings in Houston

If you want to really see if lab grown engagement rings are right for you then you need to check them out in person. At Diamond Exchange Houston you will get the opportunity to compare lab grown diamonds right next to natural loose diamonds. If you have a set budget in mind and you want to get the biggest diamond possible then you might want to consider going with a synthetic diamond. Once people see the lab diamonds in person they are able to see that there is no difference visually.
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Types Of Lab Grown Engagement Rings We Offer:

At Diamond Exchange Houston we have a large selection of natural and lab grown engagement rings. The good news is that any ring can be made using lab grown diamonds. We have the ability to create any type of ring that you can imagine using synthetic diamonds. The main types of engagement rings that we offer are:

  • Solitaire Engagement Rings
  • Halo Engagement Rings
  • 3 Stone Engagement Rings
  • Custom Engagement Rings
  • Pave Engagement Rings
  • GIA Certified Engagement Rings
  • ……and much more!!!

The Pros and Cons of Lab Grown Engagement Rings:

Whether or not a lab grown engagement ring is right for you is your own personal opinion. Some customers are completely for them and some are against them. There are too many pros and cons to list them all but we will give you our take on this subject briefly.

The pros are that you can get a more affordable lab grown engagement ring for the price. If you are on a budget then going with a lab grown diamond engagement ring might be an excellent choice. For the price, you can definitely get a larger and higher quality diamond for the price. A lab grown diamond can also be seen as a more economically friendly idea and you do not have to wonder if the diamond was sourced unethically.

The cons of a lab grown diamond are that it is known to not have as strong of a resale value as a natural diamond. Other cons of a lab grown engagement ring vary from person to person.

Contact Diamond Exchange Houston Today:

If you are in the market for lab grown diamond jewelry then contact Diamond Exchange Houston today. We carry a large selection of lab grown jewelry including lab grown engagement rings, lab grown wedding bands, loose lab grown diamonds, lab grown earrings, and more. Diamond Exchange Houston is a wholesale diamond dealers and we work best by appointment. Schedule your appointment today by filling out our contact form or by calling us at 281-623-1105. We look forward to helping your get the diamonds of your dreams!!!

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