It’s 2021, chicks. 2021! Whoa!! And as much as weddings have transformed and truly grown over the last 30, 40, 50 years, there’s one area that we’d just love to see keep growing: appreciation for and excitement over lab grown diamonds. We’ve been talking and writing about them for years, but it wasn’t until we sat down to research this post that it hit us square in the face: lab grown diamonds deserve all the “yays” and praise as their mined counterparts, plus they come with extra feel-good vibes that the owner of the ring and the one who proposed with it can enjoy together. LovBe made it all crystal clear that these grown gems are special, so if you’re ready to take that next step, you’ll want to keep reading.
LovBe diamonds are lab grown, not mined, yet they offer the same physical and optical characteristics as the mined kind. It’s also imperative that we dispel any myths that lab grown essentially equates to ‘fake.’ Not in any way, shape, or form are these rocks knockoff. They are not Cubic Zirconia. They’re not Swarovski crystals. They're bona fide diamonds—chemically identical to mined diamonds.
To be completely honest, diamonds haven’t been the gold standard for engagement rings for as long as you think. It wasn’t until the late 1940s that diamonds became a symbol of ‘forever love,’ and there was no iconic tipping point either - just a catchy, enduring ad campaign launched by De Beers that deemed diamonds as the only true and acceptable match for love and happily ever after. Lab grown diamonds were attempted less than 10 years later, but by then, ‘natural’ and ‘from the Earth’ diamonds had already gleaned attention from sparkle enthusiasts and it was hard to come back from.
There are SO many things that have gotten shaded because they’re not ‘natural,’ but when you take that differential out of the picture (like when the Federal Trade Commission removed the word “natural” from the basic definition of diamond in 2018), you’re just left with a brilliant, stunningly-sophisticated stone that ends up on your finger by one of two ways: it being mined or it being designed.
LovBe lab grown diamonds are identical in chemical, physical, and optical properties to an Earth-mined diamond. So, their look is equally rocking.
LovBe lab grown diamonds allow you to choose significant savings with the flexibility of picking a larger diamond - bigger in size and carat - without any compromises in quality.
LovBe lab grown diamonds are created without ethical or environmental sticking points (i.e. conflict diamonds, unfair wages and unsafe conditions for miners, pollution, habitat destruction, animal endangerment) - it’s just science and precision! And isn’t 2021 a great year to embrace that?!
Oh! And we’ll actually amend that 1st point, because LovBe lab grown diamonds (colorless Type IIA diamonds) are not just equal to mined diamonds, they’re actually even more precious: the purest diamonds you can buy, with the least amount of impurities. These types of diamonds have really only been reserved for the most esteemed social classes - royals and celebrities - but LovBe makes maximum brilliance and luster accessible to ALL of us. It’s not without legitimacy, either. Each lab grown diamond is certified by independent grading laboratories where gemologists inspect and grade them. The certificate (that you’ll receive along with your diamond) verifies that your stone meets the rigorous standards set by the industry. You don’t need proof of the perfection, but you have it anyway!
From customized designs, to unparalleled customer service, your LovBe experience will be as rare and refined as your chosen diamond. Let LovBe your guide to the perfect engagement ring - and don’t forget to have fun with this process. You can view and compare every single LovBe lab grown diamond in detailed HD to assess its shine and beauty. If you don’t like what you see, just move onto the next dazzling option! And we’re not kidding, these diamonds (we’re dropping the ‘lab grown’ this last time, because we no longer need that qualifier) dazzle.
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