Diamonds are some of the rarest and most beautiful things we have found on this planet. Reproducing their incredible strength and dazzling beauty in a lab has been a goal of scientists for decades, and now, that dream is becoming a reality.
In truth, man-made diamonds, also called lab grown diamonds or synthetic diamonds, have been around for quite some time. But, they have primarily been used in industrial applications (think about that diamond tipped saw blade in your garage). Only recently have the techniques and methods of producing diamonds matured to where gem quality stones can be produced in large sizes.
Lab grown diamond engagement rings
Today, we are excited to introduce our brand new line of lab grown diamond engagement rings: Balance.
These rings are designed and produced right here in Sacramento, CA. They are cast in 100% recycled gold and all of the diamonds are lab grown. The design is a celebration of symmetry from the perfect circle of the ring shank to the dazzling round, bezel set diamonds. If you’re interested, you can learn more about them or shop online now.
Want a lab grown diamond, but the Balance ring design isn’t your style? No problem. We have a huge selection of engagement rings in every style, and we can supply and set a lab grown diamond in any of them for you. Just come by the shop or drop us a line to talk about what you’re looking for.
So, would you buy a lab grown diamond for your engagement ring? Let’s consider some of the reasons why you might want to:
- Lab grown diamonds have much less environmental impact than diamond mining
- They cost around 30-35% less than comparable natural diamonds
- You can be on the cutting edge of a new and exciting trend in the jewelry industry
Read more in our in-depth article on the pros and cons of lab grown diamonds. You will get a balanced perspective on why you might want to choose a lab grown diamond and why you might not want to.
Learn about lab grown diamonds
Want to dive deep into lab grown diamonds? Our gemologists have put together a series of in-depth articles on what they are, how they’re made, and much more. So, cozy up and get to know these amazing new creations.
What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?
In the simplest terms, lab grown diamonds are diamonds that have been made by people instead of mined out of the earth. If it’s so simple, you might wonder why there’s an entire article below this sentence. The complexity arises from the fact that lots of different terms have been used to...
How Are Lab Grown Diamonds Made?
The dream of making a beautiful and valuable diamond from simple carbon has long captivated the imagination of scientists and visionaries alike. Just like the alchemists of old who sought to turn lead into gold, many have tried to achieve this impressive feat. We have only recently been able to...
How to Tell If a Diamond Is Natural or Lab Grown
How can I know if my diamond is real? This is a question we get all the time, and it’s not as simple as you might think. First, you have to decide what “real” means. If you are not familiar with lab grown diamonds, you might want to check out our introduction to lab grown and synthetic...
Should I be worried about lab grown diamonds?
When some people hear about lab grown diamonds, they start to get nervous that their diamond may be an undisclosed lab grown diamond or that they may unknowingly buy one in the future. We have written a whole article about how to tell if a diamond in natural or lab grown that you can read to learn more on this subject.
The most important thing to remember is that the vast majority of lab grown diamonds are responsibly disclosed. We only buy lab grown diamonds from vendors with excellent reputations who always clearly disclose their products. Further, when you buy from Arden Jewelers you can have peace of mind knowing that we are one of the few jewelers with on-site, GIA trained gemologists and a full gem lab. Our lab includes a state-of-the-art lab grown diamond tester that aids in identifying lab grown diamonds. Jewelers without this experience and these tools could much more easily miss an undisclosed lab grown diamond.
So, whether you’re buying a natural diamond or a lab grown diamond, you can trust Arden Jewelers to clearly explain what you’re buying and continue to deliver the excellent value we are known for.