By Mike Igi | January 21, 2022
For over a century, engagement rings have remained an important cultural tradition throughout the world. They symbolize hope, promise, and commitment. The importance of the upcoming union can only truly be expressed through a physical symbol, and the diamond on an engagement ring continues to fulfill that like nothing else can.
Even with the pandemic’s negative impact on the jewelry industry, purchases of engagement rings have continued to soar. So, there’s really no excuse when it comes to exhibiting the love of an upcoming matrimony through the timeless piece of an engagement ring.
Selecting the Perfect Ring
When making the life-changing commitment to propose to your significant other, a lot of thought goes into what is an important and decisive step. Along with it, naturally, should come a tremendous amount of attention to selecting the perfect engagement ring. After all, it is a symbol of your love and commitment, so you want to make sure that it exemplifies that love fully. Halo engagement rings, which have a center diamond surrounded by smaller diamonds, epitomize this spirit perfectly, and any fiancé would be ecstatic to have one.
However, before rushing right in, a bit more information is needed to make the best decision. There are so many options out there when deciding what engagement ring to purchase, and therefore some important factors should be considered carefully. These include your future spouse’s style, taste, ring size, and diamond preference. In terms of the diamond, even the options for the type of cut and shape can seem overwhelming, whether one chooses a solitaire, side-stone, three stone, etc. So know your partner’s preferences well before purchasing.
Lab-Grown Diamonds Make the Most Sense
An aspect that often gets overlooked when selecting an engagement ring is where the diamond itself comes from. This can have a huge impact on the cost of popping the question. Even more important are ethical considerations about the diamond creation process. Mined diamonds contribute to violence, child labor, and exploitation of workers’ rights. Additionally, mined diamonds pose environmental risks and are relatively more expensive because of the costs associated with the mining process.
Lab-grown diamonds, on the other hand, are far more ethical than mined diamonds. In terms of both cost and ethics, the decision is clear. Lab-grown diamonds are infinitely more ethical, reasonably priced, and environmentally friendly.
Superior Quality and Selection
You don’t have to give up quality when making the decision to purchase a lab-grown diamond. Synthetic, lab-grown diamonds share the same crystal structure and chemical composition as mined diamonds. In fact, lab-grown diamonds enable the designers to have far more control and precision than conventional diamond extraction. And they are also visually identical to their problematic conventional counterparts, making them an excellent choice.
Show your love, compassion, and foresight by purchasing a lab-grown diamond.