Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It is the time to celebrate your love and commitment to each other, and start your life together as husband and wife. As you begin to plan this momentous occasion, there are many decisions to be made, including the kind of ring to choose and buy.
With so many shapes, sizes, and settings to choose from, shopping for a lab grown diamond ring can be an overwhelming experience and it’s easy to get lost in the vast sea of options.
Check out SK Jewellery’s guide below when choosing your lab grown diamond ring and you will be sure to find a beautiful, high-quality, and unique wedding band that will last a lifetime.
GETTING YOUR BUDGET RIGHT
Before you begin wedding ring hunting, it’s important to set a realistic budget. It is easy to get caught up in the heat of the moment and spend more than you intended. By setting a firm limit upfront, you can avoid this pitfall and make sure you spend within your means. For example, a wedding ring bundle set can give couples the option to have complementing rings at the price of one.
Diamonds can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousands of dollars and lab grown diamonds are no exception. Fortunately, they are still typically cheaper than naturally mined diamonds despite being optically, physically, and chemically identical, so you can get more for less.
LOOK OUT FOR THE 4CS
Once you’ve decided on the budget, you can start shopping around for the perfect wedding band that lasts for eternity. Take into account the quality of the lab grown diamond which is still affected by the “four Cs”—cut, colour, carat, and clarity.
- Cut: The cut of a lab grown diamond refers to its shape and proportions. Some cuts are more popular than others, such as the round brilliant cut. It is also the most versatile as it can be used in a variety of settings and styles. The round brilliant cut is distinguished by its 58 facets, which create a dazzling display of light and sparkle.
- Carat: The carat indicates the weight of the lab grown diamond. It is important to note that a higher carat weight does not necessarily mean a bigger diamond. Two diamonds with the same carat weight can differ in size if one is cut deeper than the other. A diamond may also have a higher carat weight without appearing larger. The carat of the diamond alone doesn’t determine its value, so we recommend choosing one that is appropriate for your finger.
- Colour: Lab grown diamonds are available in a wide range of colours from D – Z, with D diamonds displaying no hue and having the greatest brilliance. Those that come in green, blue, yellow, pink, and red are known as fancy-coloured diamonds. The colour of the diamond grows more important as carat weight increases as it becomes easier to detect in a larger diamond. When choosing a colour for your lab grown diamond ring, take into consideration both your personal preference and the overall style of your wedding.
- Clarity: The clarity of the diamond refers to the number of blemishes or inclusions on the surface of the stone, so you’ll want to choose a stone that is as clear as possible.
CHOOSE THE SETTING OF THE RING
Lastly, after selecting your diamond wedding band, consider the setting of your ring. There are many different types of settings to choose from, but the most important thing is to find one that complements the shape of your diamond.
For example, if you have an oval-shaped diamond, a prong, commonly known as solitaire, setting would be a good choice. This type of setting features a simple band with four to six prongs holding the stone in place. The result is a classic look that never goes out of style, just like The Infinito Allstar Diamond Ring or The Helix Allstar Diamond Ring.
If you prefer something more unique and bold, you might want to consider a half eternity setting that features a continuous line of diamonds set around half of the circumference of the ring. This creates a stunning, eye-catching piece, such as our popular Starlett Elegant Eternity Diamond Ring.
Don’t neglect your lifestyle either. For individuals constantly on the go, we recommend finding a ring with a flush setting that fits into your life like the True Love Shine Duo Tone Wedding Band. The diamond is set into the band itself, creating a smooth and uninterrupted surface that is comfortable to wear. Flush settings are very secure, making them suitable for active people who don’t want to worry about their ring being knocked loose. This setting is also a popular choice for men’s wedding bands.
The type of metal you choose will affect both the look and feel of your band. Platinum, for example, is a very strong metal that is also hypoallergenic. It has a bright white colour that does not fade over time. Gold is another popular choice for wedding rings. It is available in a variety of colours, including yellow, rose, and white. Gold is softer than platinum and may require more care to keep it looking its best. Meanwhile, silver is the least expensive option out of all three but also the most prone to tarnishing.
GET A LAB GROWN DIAMOND FROM SK JEWELLERY THAT SPARKLES AND SHINES
Your wedding day is one of the most significant days of your life and your diamond ring should reflect that. When it comes to choosing the perfect band to symbolise your marriage, don’t rush into a decision. Take your time and find one that you will love wearing for the rest of your life because some things are simply worth the wait.
At SK Jewellery, we are always here to help you find the perfect diamond ring of your dreams. Under our wedding band collection, we have two main types of lab grown diamond rings: the AllStar Diamond and Star Carat Diamond.
Our AllStar Diamond collection features premium 101-facet diamonds compared to the traditional 58-facet diamonds, allowing brides to unforgettably shine a cut above the rest. Masterpieces of stellar beauty and striking brilliance, the classic Signature Allstar Diamond Ring or Signature II Allstar Diamond Ring are your perfect go-to wedding ring choices.
Meanwhile, our Star Carat diamonds are certified by the International Gemological Institution (IGI) and recognised internationally, with each diamond achieving a grade of Excellence in proportion, polish, and symmetry. Nothing reflects this more than the Star Carat Classic Heart Diamond Ring. Alternatively, add a pop of colour to your wedding wardrobe with the Star Carat Constellation Blue Diamond Ring