Here at Diamond Exchange Houston we have sold a lot of lab grown diamonds as well as a far greater amount of natural diamonds in our time. However, as of this year, our lab grown diamond sales have outweighed the sales of its natural counterpart.

In this post, we will give you our thoughts on this subject so hopefully it can make your decision a little easier. At Diamond Exchange Houston our main product is engagement rings. When we work with our customers to help them find the perfect engagement ring for their loved ones our goal is always to get them the biggest and nicest diamond for their budget. With that said, you can get a much larger and higher quality lab grown diamond for the price.

Communication Is Key!

fiance giving lab grown diamond
We definitely think that communication with your loved one on their preference is a conversation that should be had. Before you decide to pop the question we think that couples need to have a conversation about lab grown diamonds to see how they feel about the matter. Some ladies are wanting a lab grown diamond. Some ladies insist that the diamond that they get is a natural diamond. Everyone is different on this subject so talk to your partner about it before you go invest big money to make sure you are getting them what they want.

Your Budget Versus The Size Of The Diamond

Lab Grown Diamond Price Versus Natural Diamond
For a lot of people that we work with choosing a lab-grown diamond is a very simple decision because you can get a lot more for your money. If you had the choice to get a 1-carat engagement ring for $5k or a 2-carat engagement ring for $5k which would you choose? There are of course a lot of other factors to consider but it seems as if most people have been going with the larger lab created diamond for the less expensive price. At Diamond Exchange Houston we carry both types of diamonds and our customers get the opportunity to compare the two side-by-side.

If money is not a factor then by all means go with a natural GIA Certified diamond. At The Diamond Exchange, we have both options readily available and you will be able to talk with us to get our suggestions. As of recently, most people are choosing the larger, higher quality lab grown option.

Can You Tell The Difference Between Lab Grown Diamonds VS. Natural Diamonds By Looking At Them?

Lab Grown Vs Natural Diamond Appearance
No diamond expert in the world can tell the difference, even with a loupe, between a lab and a natural diamond. The lab created looks exactly like the natural diamond and is often nicer because of the cut and the quality. The only way to truly tell the difference is by testing the diamond with expensive tools created just for this purpose. In a normal diamond tester, a lab grown diamond will test as a regular diamond. They now make testers specifically to differentiate between the two. All in all, nobody will be able to directly look at the diamond and tell which type it is.

Resale Value?

Lab Grown Diamond Resale Value
People that we work with are always asking about the resale value of lab-grown diamonds. They will not have as good a resale value compared to the resale value of a natural diamond. However, initially, the lab diamond might only cost you a 1/4th of the price of a comparable quality natural stone. At Diamond Exchange Houston we do buy lab grown diamonds and we also have a jewelry consignment option where customers can consign certain lab grown jewelry items.

Best To Decide Between A Lab Grown and Natural Diamond:

choosing diamonds
The best way to decide whether or not a lab-grown diamond is right for you is to schedule an appointment to come in and compare diamonds. The first step is to establish your budget. From there you can visit Diamond Exchange Houston to see what types of diamonds you are eligible to buy. It is very important that you discuss with your loved one to determine what kind of diamond they prefer. At The Diamond Exchange, we have diamonds of all shapes and all sizes to look at and compare.

Schedule Your Appointment Today:

Hopefully, this article has given you insight that will help you choose between a lab grown diamond vs. a natural diamond. The best way to come to a conclusion is to establish a budget and to come in and compare the diamonds side-by-side. Schedule your appointment at Diamond Exchange Houston to view the diamonds in person by calling us today at 281-623-1105 or by filling out our contact form which is located on every page.

Happy Customers

Marcus [2X] P
Marcus [2X] P
2024-05-08
Great store if you want to purchase or buy gold. Very honest store who is willing to educate the consumer and inform them to make a quality purchase. The jewelry game is very intricate and this is a place to learn and buy from. Overall 5/5. Will be back!
A. M.
A. M.
2024-05-03
Gili, Mariana and their team are really wonderful. My husband said they were very helpful and patient in helping him pick the perfect diamond necklace for my birthday. The necklace is simply perfect and dainty - just my style.
Hillary McMillan
Hillary McMillan
2024-05-03
I had the pleasure of working with Gili to replace my lost engagement ring. He was very helpful and transparent throughout the entire process. In just a 2 week turnaround I had a new beautiful ring! I get so many compliments and most importantly I’m one happy wife. Thank you Diamond Exchange Houston for making the best of an unfortunate situation. I highly recommend their expertise for quality diamonds!
Gabrielle Hali
Gabrielle Hali
2024-04-30
I enjoyed my process of selling my ring to the Diamond Exchange. They made the process very easy to sell my ring . Definitely the place to go!
Michael Nwogu
Michael Nwogu
2024-04-29
I had a wonderful experience at Diamond Exchange Houston. It’s not your typical jewelry shop. It has more of an intimate feel than what you normally get at most jewelry places. Gili had an array of knowledge on engagement rings. He took his time to educate me on engagement rings while helping me find what I was looking for. Definitely recommend this place if you’re in need of a ring.
Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson
2024-04-27
Thank you guys for helping me share one of the most important experiences of my life… the jewelry exchange gave me there professional opinion, and my fiancée was so happy!! I’m forever grateful
S Hill
S Hill
2024-04-27
My husband and I went to just look at upgrading my wedding set for our 30th anniversary. We ended purchasing. I do not have enough words to express how happy I am. Gili and his staff are so professional and welcoming. Gili listened to what we wanted, explained different cuts and colors and let us compare many stones. He was patient and understanding with any changes we wanted to make. It was an awesome experience and HIGHLY recommend him. He designed a perfect ring for me, I LOVE it!!
Brandon Whitlock
Brandon Whitlock
2024-04-25
Great costumer service!
Sim The God
Sim The God
2024-04-17
I sold a diamond ring here, and let me just say the customer service and hospitality is undeniable! Nick is awesome! This is a great place to bring your jewelry. The best, if you ask me!

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