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With decades of combined experience, the Novita Diamonds team is ready to guide and assist you in choosing the perfect lab grown diamond ring for yourself or your loved one. To make this process easy and enjoyable, let us take care of the hard work by selecting the six most popular designs and presenting them to you on a silver platter
It’s important to note that these designs showcase the overall style and aesthetic of the ring, and not necessarily the lab diamond shapes or the type of metal used for the ring. We will cover those details in a later part of this guide.
Currently, the price difference between a natural and a lab diamond engagement ring is significant. It’s difficult to provide an exact percentage due to the varying cost of the ring setting, but let’s examine the cost of the lab grown diamond in UK itself. For example, a round 1.00CT D VS1 lab grown diamond can cost as little as £600, which is a staggering 75% less than its natural diamond equivalent.It’s no surprise that an increasing number of consumers are choosing lab grown diamonds over natural diamonds.Additionally, a round 2.00CT E VS1 lab grown diamond can be acquired for just £1,644. If you’re looking for a wide selection of diamonds, with hundreds available right here in the UK, feel free to explore our "select a diamond page"page.
Just like any important purchase, it’s essential to go with a specialist in the field. In this case, it’s essential, as a customer, to choose a company that specializes solely in lab diamond rings. Many companies in the market today deal with a variety of products, and their focus can become diluted. At Novita Diamonds, our specialty has always been creating lab diamond engagement rings. Our team of experts has helped thousands of customers find their perfect ring and continue to do so. In the following sections,we will cover all the essential topics that will make you anexpert on the subject by the time you finish reading this guide.
For the purposes of this guide, we will put personal taste on the colour of the metal aside and focus on the best option, which is always platinum. When comparing platinum vs white gold, there are some notable differences. White gold is not actually white and requires a coating of rhodium, which is a silver-like metal, to achieve a nice white finish. In contrast, platinum doesn’t require constant re-plating and is a superior choice for an engagement ring setting. However, if you or your partner prefer yellow or rose gold for your lab grown diamond ring, they are also good options, but ultimately come down to personal preference. For a more detailed exploration of all the different metals, please read our blog post titled: Platinum, Yellow, Rose or White gold what should I do?
The round cut has been, and always will be, the most popular and timeless shape for lab diamond rings due to its exceptional sparkle. However, other shapes offer unique advantages that round diamonds do not. For example,oval, pear, and marquise shapes appear larger than other shapes. Emerald cuts typically require one clarity grade higher than other shapes, cushion cuts are great for halo lab grown engagement rings, but not as ideal for solitaire lab diamond engagement rings. To learn more about the pros and cons of different diamond shapes, we recommend reading our blog post “Different Diamond Shapes: Pros and Cons - The Complete Guide,” where we cover the remaining shapes, including princess, radiant, and Asscher cuts.
To keep your lab grown diamond engagement ring a secret, it’s important to avoid common mistakes. Here are a few examples:
1.Don’t tell her best friend or sister.
2.Clear your browser cookies and browsing history.
3.Avoid changes in your daily routine.
Although these may seem like simple steps, they are often overlooked and can lead to your surprise being ruined. With our experience in creating thousands of lab created diamond rings, we’ve compiled an excellent guide called “How to keep your proposal a secret?” that offers more detailed advice on this topic.
We take privacy seriously and always use discreet packaging. If you have any special requests, please let us know, as we would be delighted to help and be a part of such a wonderful surprise.
Yes, they are! Lab diamonds are the only truly ethical choice when it comes to purchasing diamonds. Despite the mining industry’s attempts to present natural diamonds as ethical, it is all just a facade. For unbiased information on the subject, we recommend two insightful articles written by industry experts with no hidden agendas: “Is the Diamond Kimberley Process reliable or a flop?” and “blood diamonds” that will provide undeniable factual truth that no other diamond company wants to talk about.
Other companies that claim to be ethical often sell mined diamonds as well, which is why they avoid discussing these topics. By choosing Novita Diamonds, you are supporting a company that deals exclusively in lab grown diamond rings and is committed to providing truly ethical products.
Yes, lab grown diamond rings come with a laboratory certificate. In approximately 90-95% of cases, the preferred laboratory for man made diamond rings is IGI, which has become the largest and most renowned lab in the industry for certifying lab grown diamonds. While GIA is also a great gemstone laboratory, it was very late to enter the race when it came to lab diamonds due to internal and external politics, meaning the influence of the mining industry. As a result, the demand for GIA-certified lab diamonds is so low that most producers do not certify their stones using GIA, resulting in very few GIA-certified diamonds in the market. To learn more about these labs, we recommend reading GIA vs IGI.
The best way to buy lab grown diamond rings in UK is to first choose a lab grown diamond that you like. Once you’ve made your selection, we can help you match it to one of our 120+ premium lab diamond rings in our exclusive design collection. All of our rings are made by top master jewellers in London and designed by the best jewellery designers from around the world. With such a large collection to choose from, you’re sure to find a design you love. Alternatively, you can use our expert team to create the perfect bespoke engagement ring based on your ideas or designs. To learn more in depth check our full lab grown diamonds guide.
We also offer a 20% deposit for all customers purchasing a lab diamond in UK. For more details, please watch our “20% Deposit Video,” available on our main page for lab grown diamond engagement rings UK.
The best way to clean lab diamond engagement rings is to use our sparkling brush. Over time, rings can get dirty due to daily wear, mainly from grease and similar substances. Some of this grease is found in creams like hand moisturisers, face creams, and sunscreen. This buildup of grease can take away the sparkle of your diamond by building up under and around it. To restore the sparkle, our special cleaning brush has a dish of liquid, but most importantly, a special brush that is very fine and soft, allowing you to get underneath the diamond without scratching the metal of the ring.
Currently, with all purchases of lab grown diamond rings in UK, you will receive our own sparkling brush. For more information on how to get your lab grown diamond engagement ring in UK, please visit our main page.
It’s best to purchase Lab grown diamonds rings from a company that specializes solely in them. At Novita Diamonds, we guide you through the hassle-free process.
Lab grown diamonds are identical to mined diamonds but without the hefty price tag. On average, not only can you save up to 75%, but you also have the chance to do good as lab diamonds are eco-friendly and conflict-free. You should only deal with a company that specialises solely in lab created diamonds, not one that sells both type
Yes, they are real diamonds. They are created using the same chemical and physical processes that happen naturally inside the Earth but are grown in a controlled laboratory environment where a starter seed of diamond crystal gradually becomes bigger as more and more carbon atoms are deposited on it. Lab made diamonds are chemically, physically, and optically identical to natural diamonds and are scientifically proven to be real diamonds. IGI and GIA, two of the world's foremost authorities on diamonds, coloured stones, and pearls, grade man made diamonds the same way they grade mined diamonds using the same scale.
The price is significantly lower than the price of mined diamonds. The exact price difference will depend on various factors such as the size, quality, and specific type of diamond, but on average, lab grown diamonds in UK are around 75% cheaper than natural diamonds. This is because the cost of producing rough is much lower than the cost of mining and extracting rough natural diamonds from the Earth. However, the rest of the process that a rough diamond, whether from a mine or a lab, goes through to be retail ready, like cutting, polishing, certification, shipping, and insurance are all exactly the same.
To give you an idea of how much you can save, if a mined diamond costs £10,000, an equivalent lab diamond in UK will cost £2,500.
Yes, they do. When using a diamond tester, all lab created diamonds will test as diamonds. Chemically, physically, and optically there is no difference to a natural diamonds, so they will exhibit the same properties and characteristics when tested. This includes hardness, refractive index, thermal conductivity, and other properties that are unique to diamonds, both mined and man made.
Yes, most lab diamonds have inclusions, just like natural diamonds. Inclusions are natural imperfections that are found within diamonds, and they can occur in both natural and lab made. Inclusions can take many different forms, such as tiny bubbles or carbon deposits that were trapped inside the diamond as it was forming. Just like natural diamonds, most diamonds created in labs have flaws, and only very few become flawless. Check our 4Cs guide to learn more about colour, clarity, cut and carat of diamonds.
Yes, all lab diamond in uk and lab diamond ring can be insured. All lab created diamonds are considered to be real diamonds, so they can be insured just like mined diamonds. You can purchase insurance from any company that accepts jewellery insurance. Insurance policies vary but usually they cover the cost of replacing or repairing your item if it is lost, stolen, or damaged. It is important to read the terms of your insurance policy carefully to understand what is covered and what is not.
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