Why you should propose with laboratory-grown diamond engagement rings

There are few moments filled with as much thought and romance as your proposal. An event to cherish forever, this wonderful display of love and commitment is entirely unique to every partnership, with every small detail to be completely considered.

Though it’s easy to be swept away by the excitement, deciding the details of your proposal can be challenging, from the date, time and location to how you plan to get down on one knee. However, finding the perfect engagement ring doesn’t have to be, with laboratory-grown diamond engagement rings offering breathtakingly beautiful designs to suit every bride and romance.

With over 100 years of experience, Miltons Diamonds are proud to have helped thousands of couples celebrate their love story – and now, we’re here to help you with yours. Here, we delve into why laboratory-grown diamond engagement rings are perfect for proposals, including how to choose an engagement ring that ensures your moment is as special as your romance.

A close up of a man's hand holding his fiance's hand, showing off a beautiful laboratoy-grown diamond ring. In the background she is smiling.

Table of contents

  1. What is a laboratory-grown diamond?
  2. Is it okay to propose with a laboratory-grown diamond?
  3. Will my wife know her diamond is laboratory-grown?
  4. Are laboratory-grown diamonds good for engagement rings?
  5. Do laboratory-grown diamonds hold their value?
  6. How much are laboratory-grown engagement rings?
  7. Top laboratory-grown diamond shapes for engagement rings
  8. Shop luxury laboratory-grown diamond engagement rings at Miltons Diamonds

Firstly, what is a laboratory-grown diamond?

A laboratory-grown diamond is a valuable gemstone, almost identical to a diamond. However, unlike natural diamonds mined from the earth, laboratory-grown diamonds are created in controlled laboratories that recreate the conditions in which natural diamonds are formed.

Our recent blog provides insight into how laboratory-grown diamonds are created, including how they compare to naturally formed diamonds and the benefits of choosing lab-created engagement rings.

Miltons Diamonds laboratory-grown  0.71ct White Gold Certified Diamond Halo Engagement Ring

Is it okay to propose with a laboratory-grown diamond engagement ring?

Every love story is unique, and at Miltons Diamonds, we know how important finding an engagement ring as special as your romance is.

Though naturally mined diamonds were once the gemstones of choice for jewellery, laboratory-grown alternatives are becoming increasingly popular, with celebrities like Penelope Cruz, Meghan Markle, Emma Watson, and Leonardo Dicaprio all seen sporting laboratory-grown alternatives.

Moreover, laboratory-grown diamonds are almost identical to those naturally mined, from the cut and colour to the clarity and carat, ensuring a true symbol of romance that lasts. With this in mind, laboratory-grown diamond engagement rings are perfect for proposals, offering couples magnificent jewellery styles that are more affordable, beautiful, long-lasting and unique. 

Laboratory-grown 3.01ct Platinum Certified Oval Diamond Engagement Ring

Will my wife know her diamond is laboratory-grown?

One of the biggest advantages of laboratory-grown diamonds is that they are almost identical to natural alternatives. They have the same hardness and quality as natural diamonds and are assessed in the same way, using cut, colour, clarity and carat to determine their worth.

The only staggering difference between laboratory-grown and natural diamonds is origin and price. You can often get a much better quality stone for your budget when choosing laboratory-grown alternatives.

Professional diamond inspectors struggle to differentiate between these two diamond types without the correct equipment, so your wife will not know her diamond is not natural upon inspection. However, it’s better to be honest with your significant other about her diamond, and she may actually prefer it over a natural-mined diamond due to its traceable origin and shimmer!

Beautiful lab-grown yellow gold diamond engagement ring

Miltons Diamonds Lab Grown 0.78ct Yellow Gold Certified Diamond Engagement Ring

Are laboratory-grown diamonds good for engagement rings?

Whether laboratory-grown or mined, diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Here, we delve into three reasons laboratory-grown diamonds are great for engagement rings.

They are durable and long-lasting

Like real diamonds, laboratory-grown diamonds have a Mohs hardness of 10, meaning laboratory-grown diamond engagement rings are just as resilient and hard-wearing as the real deal. This makes laboratory-grown diamonds a fantastic option for engagement rings and why top diamond jewellers worldwide offer laboratory-grown alternatives alongside their natural collections.

You can get a bigger diamond for your money

laboratory-grown diamonds are almost exactly the same as natural diamonds. However, you can get a much larger and higher quality diamond within your budget due to the way they are sourced. 

Design choices

Like natural diamonds, laboratory-grown diamonds come in a wide range of shapes, styles, and settings, making finding the perfect engagement ring for your significant other easy. Choose from contemporary ring options like marquise, heart and radiant cut engagement rings, or indulge in traditional styles like laboratory-grown cushion cut diamond engagement rings and emerald cut shapes.

Do laboratory-grown diamonds hold their value?

Laboratory-grown diamonds are valuable gemstones, almost identical to natural diamonds in every way other than how they are formed. However, due to the difference in how they are formed, laboratory-grown diamond engagement rings are much cheaper than those with natural earth-mined diamonds, and this is reflected in how well they hold their value. Since laboratory-grown diamonds are fairly new to the market we cannot predict how well they will hold their value in the future.

A laboratory-grown diamond is a genuine diamond, so it will always hold some value depending on its quality, cut, carat and clarity. However, it’s important to note that, like natural earth-mined diamonds, their resale value depends on various factors, from the quality of the diamond to the fluctuating retail market.

Yellow Gold engagement ring with a beautiful laboratory-grown diamond, and smaller diamonds encrusting the ring.

laboratory-grown  2.20ct 18ct Yellow Gold Certified Diamond Engagement Ring G/SI2

How much are laboratory-grown engagement rings?

Due to the supply process, laboratory-grown diamonds are between forty and sixty per cent cheaper than natural earth-mined diamonds, making laboratory-grown diamond engagement rings significantly more affordable. Our collection offers a luxurious selection of laboratory-grown engagement rings for various budgets, so we’re confident you’ll find a beautiful design to suit your needs. 

Top laboratory-grown diamond shapes for engagement rings

laboratory-grown diamonds come in various shapes, styles, and settings, so whether you’re searching for a traditional ring imbued with sentimental value or a contemporary design that sparkles glamorously, we’re confident our laboratory-grown diamond engagement ring collection has a style to suit your needs.

Below, we share some of our most popular diamond shapes for laboratory-grown engagement rings. 

  1. Laboratory-grown cushion-cut diamond engagement rings. Boasting a beautiful vintage style, cushion-cut diamonds feature a stylish square shape with cut corners and a faceted diamond pattern. They are perfect for ladies who love traditional engagement rings with elegant and romantic shapes.
  1. Laboratory-grown emerald cut diamond engagement ring. Emerald cut diamonds feature an elongated, rectangular shape with cut-off corners. They boast bold, linear facets which reflect light dramatically, unlike round or brilliant cut diamonds, which offer more of a sparkling effect.
  1. Laboratory-grown oval engagement rings. With their glamorous, elongated oval shapes that are cut in a brilliant style, laboratory-grown oval engagement rings make an impact in any setting. The elongated style of laboratory-grown oval diamonds creates a more dramatic look than other diamonds with the same carat weight, perfect for brides who love glamour.
  1. Marquise engagement ring laboratory-grown. Marquise diamonds have an elongated elliptical shape with pointed ends, creating an illusion of more size. They glimmer beautifully in the light, offering a classic diamond shape perfect for engagement rings.
  1. Radiant cut engagement rings laboratory-grown. Perhaps one of the most popular diamond styles, radiant cut diamonds are similar to emerald cut diamonds but are cut more in style with round diamonds. The result is a stunning diamond with a dramatic sparkle that captures the eye of any viewer.

Lab Grown 0.64ct Platinum Certified Diamond Engagement Ring – D/VS2

Shop luxurious laboratory-grown diamond engagement rings at Miltons Diamonds

With their scintillating sparkle and long-lasting lustre, laboratory diamond engagement rings are the perfect choice for proposals, offering affordable and dreamy diamond designs that can be cherished forever.

At Miltons Diamonds, we offer a fantastic selection of laboratory-grown engagement rings, so you can enjoy all the sparkle and beauty of naturally mined diamonds responsibly and at a fraction of the price. Whether searching for a princess, round brilliant, or marquise-cut laboratory-grown diamond, we’re confident you’ll find the ring you’ve been dreaming of in our collection.

Shop our laboratory-grown diamond engagement rings and find the perfect ring to symbolise your romance at Miltons Diamonds. Or, for more stunning styles, shop our complete laboratory-grown diamond jewellery range, including laboratory-grown diamond earrings and necklaces!

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