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Decoding the Difference between Lab-Grown and Natural Diamonds

When it comes to choosing the perfect diamond for that special someone in your life, whether it’s an engagement ring or any other piece of sentimental jewelry, there are two main options: lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds.

Each of these two types of beautiful diamonds feature unique qualities that make them stand out in any display case but there are pros and cons which can make the choice deceptively complex.

Selecting a ring shouldn’t be overwhelming, so we’re here to break down the key differences and help Calgarians make an informed choice on a dream ring for any occasion.


Top 3 Pros of Lab-Grown Diamonds

  1. Ethically Sourced: Created in a totally controlled environment, eliminating the chances of unethical mining practices, and are made from the exact same properties as their counterparts.

  2. Cost-Effective: Typically they cost upwards of 40% less than the alternative, which allows you to get a larger, more dazzling stone without breaking the bank.

  3. Purity & Customization: Tailored to your exact specifications with stunning clarity, and fewer inclusions or blemishes. Select your size, shape and colour for a one-of-a-kind diamond.


Top 3 Cons of Lab-Grown Diamonds

  1. Perceived Value: There’s a perception out there that these diamonds are less valuable and not as authentic.

  2. Limited Rarity: Many prefer things the old-fashioned way and want their diamond to be rare with a unique geological history.

  3. Value Depreciation: While some jewelry holds its value over the long term, these pieces tend to dip over time.

The time-tested tradition of natural diamonds is something we cherish but when’s the last time you really thought about them? Let’s take a closer look.


Top 3 Pros of Natural Diamonds

  1. Timeless Rarity & Durability: It’s hard to argue against something from the earth spanning millions of years with exceptional quality that can be passed down from generation to generation.

  2. Investment Value: The market is difficult to navigate for even top experts, thankfully this is an investment that tends to hold its value or increase over time.

  3. Emotional Significance: Mother Nature isn’t perfect, but these imperfections can offer character and create lasting sentimental attachments.


Top 3 Cons of Natural Diamonds

  1. Cost: Natural has a price and the more budget-conscious consumer could be presented with a limited selection of options.

  2. Ethical Concerns: In some areas, mining has been associated with unethical practices and unfortunate regional conflicts, however, rest assured that our team only sources ethical diamonds so this is something you will never have to worry about!

  3. Environmental Impact: Even with the utmost care, digging in the earth comes with its own set of consequences, including habitat disruption and carbon emissions.

At Executive Diamonds, our preference is to make you happy and provide the perfect ring for your needs, values, and budget. Both lab-grown diamonds and natural diamonds have their charms but what truly matters is the love and commitment your ring symbolizes. Our knowledgeable team in Calgary is excited to guide you through this very important decision, so come see us today and find out what’s best for you!




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