Natural Diamonds vs. Lab-Grown Diamonds: Which Option is Right for You?

lab-grown diamonds vs. natural diamonds

When it comes to choosing the perfect diamond, we understand that it’s a personal decision that involves weighing several different factors. In this blog, we’ll break down the differences between natural diamonds vs. lab-grown diamonds to determine which option is right for you.

Where they come from.

Contrary to popular belief, natural diamonds and lab-grown diamonds both have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties. The main difference between the two exist within their origin story. Where did they come from?

As you’ve probably already guessed, natural diamonds are mined from Earth after billions of years. They are one-of-a-kind and prized for their rarity and individual beauty. On the other hand, lab-grown diamonds are literally grown in a lab over the course of several months. They look the same as natural diamonds but with a less expensive sticker price.

What’s right for you.

When comparing the two options, the fact that lab-grown diamonds cost less may be appealing. Their price-to-carat ratio is hard to beat if you have a set budget and want to get the most bling for your buck.

While lab-grown diamonds’ affordability is undeniable, let’s consider the benefits of natural diamonds. While they are more expensive, they offer resale value and are considered an investment that may build value over time, especially if you buy GIA-certified loose diamonds from a credible luxury jewelry source such as Diamond Castle Jewelers. If you’re looking for a legacy piece that builds value generationally, a diamond’s value transcends economic classifications.

Our advice to you.

Before making any decisions, we always recommend visiting your local luxury diamond jeweler to learn more. Often times it takes actually trying pieces on, seeing how they feel on your skin, watching how they catch the light, to really understand what the best option is for you.

Here at Diamond Castle Jewelers, we have been creating long-lasting relationships with to-be-wed couples since 1902. When it comes to diamonds, we’ve seen it all and that sort of experience gives us the gift of being able to provide you with sound advice if you need it. We offer the area’s most comprehensive selection of loose GIA Certified diamonds and lab-grown diamonds, all ethically sourced no matter the origin. Come visit us at our Novi, MI showroom or our downtown Plymouth, MI showroom for a complimentary diamond consultation.

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