I was beyond excited this morning when I checked out the James Allen recently created engagement ring page to see numerous rings set with lab-created diamonds in the mix. I have been waiting for this for a while, so maybe you have too? If you’ve been on the fence about lab-diamonds, this post is a must-read.
If you’re like me and you love getting the voyeuristic details of every engagement ring – how big was the diamond, what color, cut and clarity, and most important, How Much did they pay – you know there’s been a big hole when it comes to lab diamonds. But now, James Allen is putting it all out there and showing us the deets on all their engagement rings, including those set with lab-created diamonds.
Need a refresher on when and why to buy a lab-created diamond? Check out my lab diamond guide.
With their full 360-degree rotation shots, you can really see how these gems sparkle and why they are a great choice for anyone looking to recreate a high-end engagement ring replica like the ones found at Tiffany & Co., Cartier and other exclusive jewelers.
Here are some of my favorites. Make sure to click through and see them in all their glory!
Marquise Halo with Lab Diamond
A 1+ carat lab diamond sparkles in this white gold marquise halo setting by James Allen. This vintage-feel cluster ring features 8 marquise shaped diamonds surrounding your center stone. This shopper chose a 1.04 carat (E, VVS, excellent) lab diamond to complete this ring, saving them at least $3K over an earth-mined diamond for a visually identical ring.
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See this setting in yellow and rose gold.
LAb-Created 6-Prong Solitaire
For the purist, an ideal, colorless 1.21 carat lab diamond in a classic 6-prong setting (like the one made famous by Tiffany & Co.) says it all. This build-your-own ring pairs the classic setting in timeless platinum with a substantial round lab-created diamond that sparkles like crazy.
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Lab Diamond in Rose Gold Halo Setting
Another traditional look with a modern, lab-created diamond. This Oval halo features 26 round diamonds in a graduated halo setting. A 1+ carat diamond with excellent stats – E, VVS2, ideal cut, was selected as the center stone resulting in a complete build-your-own ring that came in at under $5000.
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See this setting in other metals.