Posted on June 13 2022
Shopping for an engagement ring or diamond jewelry in 2022 can feel…overwhelming, to say the least.
With so many options, styles, materials, and gemstones available on the market, it can be hard for anybody to navigate the shopping experience. And while trends always have an impact on shopping habits, most consumers are hesitant to make large purchases based on what might be a fad or temporary trend. But when it comes to lab grown diamonds, the fad just might be here to stay, and for good reason!
If you’ve been curious about what lab grown diamonds are, why they’re so popular, the benefits of choosing one for your engagement ring purchase, and whether or not they’re worth the hype, we’ll break it down for you:
What is a lab grown diamond?
Lab grown diamonds are, well, exactly that - whereas traditional diamonds are mined from the earth, where they’ve formed naturally over billions of years, lab grown diamonds are created in a lab - and in much less time - thanks to modern science. Using extreme pressure and heat, scientists replicate the natural process that creates diamonds within the earth, but faster. This has made diamonds more accessible and affordable in recent years.
What are the benefits of lab grown diamonds?
Because they’ve been carefully created by teams of scientists, lab grown diamonds have a few surprising benefits over their naturally-occurring counterparts. One of the most significant is that they are created ethically, whereas most natural stones - including diamonds - are often mined by underpaid or underage residents in regions of conflict. Additionally:
Better Quality & Clarity
Scientists are able to carefully curate diamonds that are free of common imperfections. When shopping for a good clarity and color, lab grown diamonds outshine the rest - literally. Because they’re synthetic, they are much more pure than the stones dug out of the earth. This means they sparkle and shine even more than traditional diamonds.
Thanks to modern science, we can create high quality and dazzling diamonds locally and in larger quantities. This means that their price point is much more affordable than traditional diamonds. Though, the value of lab grown diamonds is on the rise, so prices may not differ so greatly forever. For now, though, shopping lab grown can help shave thousands off your investment without compromising on quality, cut, clarity, or color.
Not only are diamond mining processes typically harsh and harmful to the local labor, they’re also incredibly disruptive to our earth. Because mining requires incredible amounts of fossil fuel, the lab grown process is much more eco-friendly and considerate to our environment.
As one of Philadelphia’s favorite jewelers, we pride ourselves on offering popular and premium options for our customers, including a wide selection of lab grown diamonds at varying price points. Stop in and see us or browse our collections online!