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.

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