With the multitude of optionsavailable in today’s times, it is very natural to get confusedabout whether to select a natural diamond or opt for a lab-growndiamond. Well, the decision is entirely on what appeals to you themost – whether you find the rarity of the diamond attractive or thefact that it has been created by the forces of nature over billionsof years, or if you would rather go in for a diamond that looks justthe same as a natural but is much lower-priced and that you knowexactly from where has it originated.
Lab-Createdor Lab Grown Engagement Rings have been around for more than a decadenow but have seen a soar in popularity only recently. There are manyfactors that have led to the growth in sales of lab-grown rings,which is what we will explore in this blog.
1. Budget Friendly
As per the historic data,Lab-grown diamond engagement rings come at almost a 40% lower pricethan natural diamonds. Natural diamonds are mined from deep withinthe earth, and this process is time-consuming as well as expensive.Owing to the resources required to invest in the process and theeffort required for the mining process, natural diamonds command apremium price. Lab-Grown Diamonds are made ina controlled environment with minimal use of resources and are mademuch quicker. This makes them more accessible and reasonably priced.
2. Lab-Grown Diamonds look the same as Natural DiamondsOne of the biggest plus pointsof lab-grown diamonds is that they look exactly the same as naturaldiamonds. The reason is that their chemical composition is the sameand also possess the same physical properties as natural diamonds.Once cut and polished into a finished diamond, they have the samerefractive index that gives the sparkle. Lab-Grown diamonds also havea hardness of 10 on the Mohs scale, which is the same as naturaldiamonds.
3. They are a more sustainable option
When one purchases a lab-growndiamond, one can be sure to know its origin. As all the processes ofcreating a lab-grown diamond are done in a laboratory, it eliminatesthe extraction process necessary to mine a natural diamond. Lab-Growndiamonds have minimal environmental impacts, and some growers alsouse solar energy partially in processing lab-grown diamonds.