Always coveting for an extravagant bling but wondering for a diamond or a bigger option of moissanite or lab grown diamonds?!To shed light on the subject, we provide you with some practical information.
You may be an environmental activist or an individual who cares a lot for our planet earth; then you may be interested in moissanite or lab created diamonds due to their environmental sustainability. On the other hand, you may be a planet saver with a tendency toward a romantic and artistic instinct who cannot break away from the seduction of the one-of-a-kind nature’s art, diamonds!
Surfing all over the web, you can find tons of pros and cons for diamonds versus lab created diamonds and moissanites. You can find a summary of what is going on in the market nowadays:
|Moissanite & lab grown diamonds are famous for their environmental sustainability||people may not know the value of the stone & consider it fake|
|Know the origin of your diamond for the conflict or blood diamond||As lab grown helps support more advanced economies, it takes job away from developing economies|
|Save 10- 30%, the saving go up if looking for a colored lab created diamond, but you can save more on an moissanite||not considered as one-of-a-kind and nature’s art|
|Something new & exciting therefore it’s trendy||No history & tradition behind it, the romantic notion is lost|
|Looks like real diamonds||some in the industry refer to lab grown diamonds as fakes (completely false)|
|the colored ones are better options especially for work, they are not as durable as the real diamonds though||Natural diamonds retain average 50% of its value, whereas for lab created there’s no resale value|
|Lab created diamonds are more trusted when comes in GIA or IGI, and for moissanite you can go with Charles & Clovard Co. who have greater brand name recognition.||The biggest con associated with lab grown diamonds is the high price tag of the colorless synthetic diamonds|
|Most fancy color synthetic diamonds are only available in sizes up to 2 carats, & 1 carat is usually the largest size of synthetic colorless diamonds|
Either being an environment savvy or not, your engagement ring should reflect your true love as it will carry the sentimental value forever, so listen to your heart! If you like the history and tradition behind a diamond and believe in the romantic notion, then definitely go for the most unique nature’s art, diamonds. In case you have your heart set on something new, exciting and trendy, then you can be in the market for a moissanite or a lab created diamond.
Just to bear in mind that natural diamonds retain an average value of 50%, whereas for lab grown diamonds there would be no resale value.
-Behtab Behfar (Sales Associate- Blogger, North Vancouver)