I am excited to offer eco-friendly, conflict-free, lab-created diamonds to my engagement ring and wedding ring customers. Cultured diamonds are available in white, blue, and yellow. Lab diamonds are real diamonds, hence look and sparkle like natural diamonds without fueling conflict overseas.
Please Note: Do not confuse cultured diamonds with diamond simulants, which are often advertised as lab-created diamonds. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is. The cost of a lab-created diamond is not far off from the price of white natural diamonds.
While a vast majority of natural diamonds are white, scientists were first able to create gemstone quality yellow, then blue and pink diamonds in a lab. In 2004, these man-made diamonds became available to the general public. In 2014, white cultured diamonds over 1 carat became more commonly available and less expensive. White lab-created diamonds generally cost about 20% less than equivalent natural diamonds.
That was long. Here’s a (slightly dirty surface) yellow before I explain your options:
I offer two options for engagement rings:
1) I can make one for you. All engagement rings I fabricate are hand made to order, from 100% recycled precious metals. If you are on a budget, I can sell a pre-fabricated ring mounting and set a cultured diamond for you.
2) I can teach you how to make the engagement ring with your own hands in my shop in Manhattan. Workshops typically last one day (10-12 hours) for solitaires and 2 days for custom designed rings. The following photos are of cultured diamond engagement rings created by customers: