FAQ – lab diamonds, moissanites and engagement rings

We have combined most of the questions and answers on one page so that our customers can find answers to the most frequently asked questions in the jewelry industry. On this page, we will cover the main questions about engagement rings, moissanites, and lab grown diamonds.

Our goal is to help you choose the right jewelry like ring, lab diamond, earrings and other jewelry from our store. With these tips, you will be able to accurately determine your choice and know exactly what you want to buy in a jewelry store.

Lab Diamonds FAQs

What are lab grown diamonds?

These are diamonds that have been grown under laboratory conditions at a certain temperature and under certain conditions. These lab-grown diamonds are in no way inferior to real diamonds.

How are diamonds made in a lab?

Laboratories use two different methods to grow diamonds: high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) and chemical vapor deposition (CVD). With the HPHT method, a small diamond seed is placed in a piece of carbon.

How are lab diamonds made?

Lab-grown diamonds are created using extreme pressure and heat inside the machine, not in the bowels of the earth. The technology behind lab-grown diamonds has advanced significantly in recent years, allowing companies to grow higher quality diamonds faster and cheaper.

How much are lab grown diamonds?

The average price for laboratory diamonds can range from $500 to $800 per carat. This price is much lower than for a real diamond.

What does lab created diamonds mean?

This means that such a diamond was not mined in a mine and further processed by a jeweler to a specific shape for sale later. It is a laboratory-created diamond under certain conditions that has the same characteristics as a real diamond, but only grown under laboratory conditions.

How much cheaper are lab grown diamonds?

The price of lab-grown diamonds is on average 35-50% lower than that of natural diamonds. This is because lab-grown diamonds require fewer resources and less time and human effort to create a real diamond.

Why lab-grown diamonds are better?

Lab-created diamonds have better brilliance than natural diamonds. Buying a lab-made diamond will also save you up to 50% more money than buying a real diamond. Lab diamonds are eco-friendly because of the conditions under which they are made in a laboratory and not mined in the earth.

Who sells lab grown diamonds?

Jewelry stores that focus exclusively on selling lab diamonds and real diamonds sell lab-grown diamonds. You can buy these diamonds either from a national retailer or from a local jewelry store in your city.

How to identify lab grown diamonds?

Only a jeweler can identify lab-grown diamonds. As with natural diamonds, as with lab-grown diamonds, only an experienced jeweler can determine which one is which.

What is the resale value of lab grown diamonds?

The resale value of a lab diamond will be about 30-40% less than what you paid when you bought it.

Engagement Rings FAQs

How much are engagement rings?

The cost of an engagement ring depends on the type of ring, the metal from which the ring is made and the setting of the ring. The average price for an engagement ring varies $6,000.

Which order do you wear engagement wedding and eternity rings?

Tradition has it that you wear wedding ring first, then your engagement ring, and then, your eternity ring – all of which sit on the ring finger of your left hand.

Where to get engagement rings?

You can buy an engagement ring at specialized jewelry stores that also sell diamonds and lab diamonds.

Engagement rings go on which hand?

In many countries, the tradition is to wear an engagement ring on the fourth ring finger of the left hand.

How much are engagement rings supposed to cost?

Engagement rings can cost anywhere from $1,000 and higher. It all depends on the metal and the diamante you want in the center of the ring. For example, a 1/2 carat engagement ring in a double setting with emerald-cut diamonds in 14k white gold can cost $1,650.

Why don't guys wear engagement rings?

These days, it’s a personal choice to wear an engagement ring to a man or not. As a rule, engagement rings are worn by women after a proposal from a man.

Who buys engagement rings?

If you resell an engagement ring, you can lose up to 40% of its original value. Usually such rings are purchased by jewelry stores when the ring is appraised.

What to look for in engagement rings?

The most important characteristics you should consider when buying engagement rings are diamond cut, color, weight and clarity.

Where to buy unique engagement rings?

Unique engagement rings can only be found in jewelry stores that have such rings in stock. Generally, you should go to a jewelry store individually to select a unique engagement ring.

What is the most popular engagement ring shape?

Year after year, the round diamond shape undoubtedly remains the most popular diamond shape for engagement rings.

Moissanite FAQs

What is moissanite diamond?

Moissanite is an artificial diamond made of silicon carbide. A simulated diamond is a stone that looks like a diamond, but is not a real diamond. It is very difficult to distinguish a diamond from a moissanite, which makes moissanite a common alternative to a diamond.

What is moissanite rings?

Moissanite engagement rings are the same rings only the center stone will not be a diamond but a moissanite.

How to clean moissanite ring?

Simply soak the ring in warm water and mild soap and gently scrub with a soft toothbrush or cloth, taking special care to clean hard-to-reach areas. After cleaning, rinse off any soap residue and dry with a cloth to make the moissanite ring sparkle.

Where to buy moissanite in person?

Personally, you can buy moissanite at a jewelry store, as you can choose an engagement ring for it. Only jewelry stores specializing in the sale of moissanites can sell them to you.

What is moissanite fire?

This means that the fire resistance of moissanite (0.104) is more than twice that of diamond (0.044). Accordingly, moissanite emits more fire or flashes of iridescent light than diamond.

Why is moissanite so cheap?

Moissanite is produced and distributed freely, without interference from industry or artificial price increases. Moissanite prices are low compared to diamonds because of open trade.

Can jeweler tell moissanite?

The most effective way to tell a moissanite from a diamond is to use a magnifying glass to look through the top or crown of the gem at an angle. You will see two slightly blurred lines that indicate double refraction, an inherent quality of a moissanite.

Is moissanite worth buying?

If you ask a jeweler if you should buy a moissanite as an alternative to a diamond, he can tell you yes. Expertly crafted in the laboratory, moissanite is an incredibly durable stone, designed to last a lifetime and guaranteed to withstand everyday wear. The personalization possibilities combined with a very attractive price make a moissanite an extremely attractive alternative to a traditional diamond.

Is moissanite as good as a diamond?

On the Mohs hardness scale, moissanite is rated as 9.5 out of 10, which is higher than any gemstone used in jewelry except the diamond itself. Diamonds are the hardest known mineral to score 10.

Will moissanite get cloudy?

Very scratch-resistant and sparkling, the moissanite stones never fade or cloud over – and any jeweler can guarantee that with a lifetime guarantee!