Think of the most romantic proposal you can imagine. It has a diamond ring, doesn’t it? Diamonds have symbolized everlasting love for decades, and you cannot deny the romance behind a sparkly engagement ring. Besides, who will say no to a proposal while looking down at a stunning, shiny, (and expensive) ring?
Who can forget Kim Kardashian’s 15-carat diamond ring from Kanye West? Or Jennifer Lopez’s 16 carat one from Alex Rodriguez? And even though Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson ended up calling off their engagement, people were already in love with their pear-shaped 3 carat engagement ring. And there was not a single dry eye when Meghan Markle showed off her engagement ring from Prince Harry, which was made with diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection. The internet’s favourite couple, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively also have a beautiful 12 carat one to solidify their love. And of course, Queen Bey’s 18 carat from Jay Z.
Yes, not all of us live in the world of celebrities, where you can spike out millions for a diamond ring. But that doesn’t mean your love isn’t as grand and spectacular as them. Getting a diamond ring for your beloved doesn’t really have to be the expensive affair it has always been.
As usual, technology has your back. Lab-grown diamonds are the new ‘it’ thing in the diamond world. can be found at almost 1/3rd of the price of real diamonds. As the technology advances, prices are expected to reduce even more. They’re more sustainable, ethically sourced, and the same product for all practical reasons. As we move towards a more conscious and aware society, these are the stones that you need to make your jewellery even more special.
Diamond purists may say that these aren’t the real deal, and that they don’t have as much of a history going down into them. But these are made with a delicate and cautious process in a lab, which takes a lot of time, effort, and care. And unless you have fancy lab equipment, you really can’t tell the difference.
If you’re thinking of popping the question to your sweetheart, and you both care deeply about having an ethical gem, you may want to consider lab grown diamond engagement rings. It will make your engagement even more special. As you embark on the beautiful journey to start a family, it will mean a lot to start on a sustainable note, doing your bit to leave the world a better place for your children.
And if you’re already married, or enjoying the happy single life, who said diamonds are exclusive to engagements? You could get yourself a pair of gorgeous studs. Maybe even a delicately designed necklace. Or a dazzling ring for your fingers. With more and more ethically sourced jewellery coming up in the market, there’s no dearth of options for what kind of LGD you could get. And you know what the best part is? Knowing that this diamond was created without harming anyone or anything.