Looking to take that next step with your partner? We're here to shed a little light on the real differences between earth-mined and lab-grown diamonds, helping you make an informed decision when purchasing the all-important engagement ring. From how they're grown, to their selection and grading process, to their environmental and ethical effects, we break it down for you in our infographic.
The most important part is over. You found someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. Now for the engagement – our specialty! For those who want to keep the proposal a surprise, how to find out the ring size of your partner is a question we get all the time.
Addressing questions that some consumers may have GQ explains,
"Lab-grown diamonds are exactly what they sound like: diamonds that were manufactured in a lab, rather than mined from the earth. These aren't knockoffs; they're not cubic zirconia; they're not Swarovski crystals. They're bona fide diamonds—chemically identical to their earthen counterparts,so declared by the FTC this summer, except they cost about 30% less than mined diamonds."