CHOOSING AN AFFORDABLE ENGAGEMENT RING
Are you looking for an engagement ring that won't break the bank?
If so, you might be wondering whether to choose a lab-grown or clarity-enhanced diamond. Both options can offer considerable cost savings compared to 100% natural diamonds, but they have their own unique pros and cons. In this post, we'll explore the differences between these two diamond types and help you make an informed decision.
Lab Grown Diamonds: Affordable, Ethical, and Environmentally Friendly
Lab grown diamonds are created in a lab using advanced technology that replicates the natural diamond formation process. They have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as natural diamonds, but they cost up to 40-50% less. Lab grown diamonds are also ethically and environmentally friendly, as they don't require any mining.
More affordable than natural diamonds.
Environmentally friendly and ethical.
The same quality and beauty as natural diamonds.
Not as rare as natural diamonds.
Some people might prefer the natural origin of a diamond.
Clarity Enhanced Diamonds: Affordable, Beautiful, and Natural
Clarity enhanced diamonds are natural diamonds that have been treated to improve their clarity. This process involves filling the diamond's internal fractures with a substance that has the same refractive index as diamond. Clarity enhanced diamonds can cost up to 30-50% less than untreated natural diamonds, and they look just as beautiful.
- More affordable than untreated natural diamonds.
- Same natural origin.
- Looks as beautiful.
- Some people might prefer a completely natural diamond.
- The enhancement treatment may cause concerns about durability or future maintenance.
Which One Should You Choose?
Choosing between lab grown and clarity enhanced diamonds ultimately comes down to personal preference. If you value ethics, the environment, and want a more affordable option, a lab grown diamond might be right for you. On the other hand, if you want a natural diamond with a lower price tag, a clarity enhanced diamond could be the way to go.
Whatever option you choose, make sure to buy from a reputable jeweler like Shiree Odiz, who is experienced in both lab grown and clarity enhanced diamonds. At Shiree Odiz, all of our diamonds are sourced ethically and are independently certified for quality, ensuring that you're getting the best value for your budget.
In conclusion, both lab grown and clarity enhanced diamonds can be a great choice for an affordable engagement ring. Consider the pros and cons of each option, and choose the one that aligns with your values and budget. At Shiree Odiz, we're here to help you find the perfect ring to symbolize your love without breaking the bank.