After 10 hours of research evaluating 240 products, we picked Classic Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Ring with Diamond Accents in 14k Gold as our top choice.
Here's the deal:
After decades of research and development, scientists can now replicate the earth's natural diamond growing process.
Sound silly? It's not:
Carbon can be crystallized into brilliant lab-grown diamonds that are chemically, optically, and physically identical to earth-mined diamonds.
Lab created diamonds leave a net zero carbon footprint. They are conflict-free with no human or environmental exploitation. Lab grown diamonds are always perfect or nearly perfect because their growing environment is completely controlled. And here's the kicker: they cost up to 40 percent less (per the FTC.)
Among consumers—specifically millennials—mined-diamonds have a bad rap for the high human cost and environmental damage that comes with natural mining. This generation obsesses (in a good way) over responsible sourcing and production of merchandise. Lab grown diamond rings meet that demand while mined diamonds fall short.
Want to know the best part?
With a man-made diamond, you get more for less. Right now, I'm looking at a 1.00 Carat H VS1 Mined diamond for $5500. Right next to it, just as dazzlingly beautiful and chemically identical is a 1.77 Carat H VS1 Lab-Grown diamond for the same price.
Ready to shop? Check out our picks for the best lab grown diamond rings below!