Lab Diamond Engagement Rings: The Buyer’s Guide for 2022

Created: March 24th, 2022

Lab Diamond Engagement Rings: The Buyer’s Guide for 2022

Love has found you, whether it was in school, college, or in social media—now it's time for making it last. But, as we're sure you well know, planning a proposal is no small feat. You'll need to do more like buying a ring and memorizing a speech if you want a memorable marriage proposal.

When purchasing a lab-grown engagement ring, you should have a general notion of what to look for, such as the style, cut, carat weight, etc.

Here's an exhaustive guide in choosing the appropriate lab-grown engagement rings for your proposal, as well as everything you need to understand about the lab diamonds and why you should purchase one before cracking the question.

According to most researchers, natural or mined diamonds developed in billions of years. The process occurred under the Earth's crust when carbon dioxide was exposed to tremendous heat and then subjected to extreme pressure. Pure carbon was compressed into diamonds and then moved upwards through underground volcanic eruptions.

On the other hand, the lab-grown diamond undergoes two procedures called High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD). It is a laboratory method that duplicates the natural diamond growth process using cutting-edge technology. As a result, manufactured diamonds are chemically, physically, and visually identical to those found beneath the Earth's surface.

Lab-grown diamonds are not fake, and they are not cubic zirconia at all. They possess all of the physical and chemical characteristics of a mined diamond.

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Every day, the world changes, which is why we should be making more sensible purchasing decisions. The purity, quality, and design of lab-grown diamond engagement rings will surely make your money worth it and well-spent.

Here are three additional reasons why you should get one:

Mined diamonds may be beautiful, but they harm the ecosystem. For starters, they need massive machinery and explosives that dig deep into the soil, disrupt ecosystems, and generate vast amounts of mineral waste.

When it comes to cost, lab-grown diamonds are an easy choice. They are generally 20-40% less expensive than mined diamonds. Meanwhile, you get the same level of clarity, diversity, consistency, and quality.

Diamond mining is fraught with controversy and conflict, from child labour violations to human rights abuses to peripheral violence to work-related fatalities to health hazards.

In contrast, lab-created diamond engagement rings cause no casualties, no disasters, and labour exploitation.

When it comes to selecting the ideal engagement ring, familiarizing yourself with a few essential factors of this significant purchase can assist you in making the best decision. An engagement ring is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, and like any other investment, you want to be well-informed so that you can make a sensible selection.

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Choosing your ring setting is a fantastic idea to start your search. Your ring's setting defines how your central diamond is positioned and gives it character. Your setting should represent your unique taste, ranging from classic to alternative, and the possibilities are endless.

If you don't know the kind of ring you want for a surprise proposal, choose a diamond with a basic solitaire setting. Diamond Solitaires come in a wide range of shapes and are customized to fit any budget. After that, you may go shopping together for something that conveys the narrative of your love.

When a proposal occurs, the lab-grown diamond rings should be easy to put on yet with little resistance to not slip off while being worn. Finding the proper ring size is easy when the couple goes shopping together, but it may be more difficult when the engagement is unexpected. Finding the appropriate ring size is concise if you utilize a ring size chart. Measure your finger (or your prospective spouse's finger) and compare the measurement to the appropriate ring size chart.

While it's one thing to measure your ring size for oneself, it's quite another if you want to make a surprise. Here are some ideas for finding out your prospective spouse's ring size without letting them know about your plans:

Enlist the assistance of your partner's friends and relatives. If you question a close friend or family member who knows your spouse well, you could be surprised to learn that they already have an answer to your concern. If they don't, ask them to weave the question into the conversation in a subtle way.

While they're sleeping, take measurements. If they're a light sleeper, this one can be tough, but if you're feeling sneaky, wrap a piece of thread around their finger as they sleep and use the ring size chart to determine their size.

The metal of lab-grown diamond engagement rings not only contributes to the design's uniqueness but may also improve the appearance of the stones it supports. Here are some of the most famous engagement ring options:


It is the most complex metal for jewellery and is 30 times rarer than Gold, making it more costly. It is pure to the tune of 90% to 95% and does not induce allergic responses.

18k Gold

Gold is one of the world's most valuable metals. 18k Gold is preferable for engagement rings since pure 24k Gold becomes too soft for regular wear. It is made up of 75% Gold and 25% other compounds that give it its hue. This valuable metal, which is naturally golden, is softer than platinum but less expensive.

14k Gold

14k Gold contains 58.3% Gold and 41.7% genuine metals, giving your ring the most robust and balanced colour and value.

The Four C's — cut, colour, clarity, and carat value — are essential to consider when shopping for an engagement ring.


We frequently identify a diamond's cut with its form, such as round, heart-shaped, oval, and so on. Determining the diamond's ability to refract natural light is its manufactured contribution. The diamond's ultimate dimensions, polish, and shape determine how much shine and brilliance it has.


For diamonds and most other stones, carat is the unit of measurement. One carat equates to 0.20 grams and is subdivided into 100 points. A 0.50-carat diamond has 50 points (ct).


It describes how free a diamond is of slight natural inner inclusions and surface imperfections. An exceptionally qualified diamond grader determines a diamond's clarity grade under 10-power magnification.

Purchasing Lab diamond engagement rings does not have to be a challenging experience. By following the advice above, you'll be able to search for an engagement ring with confidence. Knowing what you want will help in avoiding the most typical problems.

Do you need assistance selecting the ideal engagement ring that fits your budget? For free advice, contact one of our diamond specialists.

Lily Arkwright is a high-end online jeweller established in the United Kingdom that ships worldwide. We specialize in lab-grown moissanite, diamonds, coloured gemstones, engagement rings, wedding bands, and bridal jewellery of the highest quality. 18K white, yellow, rose, and precious platinum metals are available. On all orders, we provide free global shipping.

Why Lily Arkwright?

We pride ourselves on our ability to produce stunning ethical and sustainable fine jewellery at an amazing price point, supported by unrivalled customer service. We offer the highest quality moissanite, lab grown diamonds and gemstones.

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