When it comes to choosing a ring that’s supposed to commemorate your engagement and last a lifetime, it might seem a little overwhelming at first because of all the options out there. But don’t worry, BELLORING has helped plenty of couples select the best ring for their special moment.

Here we wanted to highlight some of the reasons why these days, so many prefer to choose a lab-grown diamond engagement ring over other alternatives, so read on!

1. Lab-grown diamonds are less expensive

When it comes to lab-grown diamonds compared to organic ones, the supply chain is much shorter. Most lab-grown diamonds are created locally nearby where they’re sold, instead of being shipped halfway across the world. This results in a diamond that’s high-quality but up to 30-40% less than an organic diamond mined somewhere like Africa or South America.

2. Lab-grown diamonds are guaranteed conflict-free

Even with all of the restrictions and ordinances in place to ensure organically-mined diamonds don’t have a negative impact upon native communities in the environment, this isn’t always the case. Unfortunately, organic diamonds are often hard to trace, meaning it’s nearly impossible to tell if they’ve been sourced ethically. However, lab-grown diamonds can be traced from start to finish and don’t damage native communities or the surrounding land where traditional diamonds are mined.

3. Lab-grown diamonds are exactly the same as organic ones

One of the best things about choosing a lab-grown diamond for your engagement ring is that they’re both physically and chemically identical to organic ones, without all of the negative baggage. Every diamond graded in a lab is assessed on its cut, clarity, colour, and carat, just like organic ones are. They’ll also come with a detailed report on their quality so you know what you’re getting.

4. Much less environmental impact than organic diamonds

As mentioned above, lab-grown diamonds cause a fraction of the environmental impact compared to organically-mined diamonds. Not only is there reduced energy consumption because there’s no need to mine them, but they also produce less pollution and emissions.