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Why couples buy artificial diamonds and save thousands on engagement rings

In the landscape of engagements and proposals, a notable transformation has taken root: a growing inclination among couples towards artificial diamonds. This shift represents more than a fleeting trend; it signifies a deliberate choice aligning with contemporary ideals, economic sensibilities and ethical awareness.

Over the years, traditional diamonds have symbolized enduring love and commitment. However, the burgeoning popularity of artificial diamonds — also known as lab-grown or synthetic diamonds — has reshaped the narrative surrounding engagement rings and wedding bands. This evolution stands as a testament to changing perspectives and a conscious move towards jewelry that embodies not just emotional significance but also aligns with ethical values and financial prudence.

This transformative shift prompts a reevaluation of what constitutes meaningful and valuable symbolism in the realm of engagements, reflecting a deeper understanding of personal values and a desire for authenticity in the choices made when celebrating love and commitment.

Traditionally, diamonds have been hailed as symbols of everlasting love and commitment. However, the allure of artificial diamonds has been steadily growing, prompting couples to reconsider their choices for engagement rings and wedding bands.

The Evolution of Artificial Diamonds

Artificial diamonds, also known as lab-grown or synthetic diamonds, are produced in controlled environments that replicate the natural processes that form diamonds deep within the Earth’s crust. While the natural formation of diamonds takes billions of years, technological advancements have enabled scientists to create identical diamonds in laboratories within a matter of weeks.

Unveiling the Appeal

1. Cost-Efficiency
One of the primary reasons behind the surge in popularity of artificial diamonds is their affordability. Compared to their natural counterparts, lab-grown diamonds are typically priced significantly lower, allowing couples to allocate their budget more sensibly, perhaps towards other aspects of their future together.

2. Ethical Considerations
Concerns regarding the ethics of

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What to do if a diamond falls out of your engagement ring

A diamond fell out of my engagement ring! Why that sometimes happens and what to do about it, according to jewellery experts

It’s every bride’s worst nightmare: one moment you’re living your best married and/or engaged life, the next, you look at the sparkler on your left hand and see that a diamond, or worse, the centre diamond, has vanished from your ring. 

Of course, feelings of panic are bound to ensue as you scramble around looking for the lost stone, and once the initial shock of discovering you’re missing a diamond has abated, you need to take a series of decisive steps in fairly rapid succession.

But before we offer suggestions on how best to resolve this unfortunate situation, examining its causality can help you avoid such an undesirable position in the first place. 

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diamond fell out of my ring

There are a number of reasons a stone might have fallen out of your engagement ring but the general consensus amongst jewellers is that it’s usually due to wear and tear and improper maintenance.  

“Diamonds, gemstones and jewellery are expensive purchases. However, they are not indestructible,” says James Allen gemologist Lorraine Branter. “Damage can happen during an accident or from wear and tear over time.” 

This means no matter how careful you are, your ring is still susceptible to damage due to being worn on a daily basis and a plan to service your ring at least once annually is in order. 

Ritani gemologist Ryan Kelsie suggests a bi-annual check-up would be preferable. “It would be best if you had your ring examined by a jeweller every six months to ensure your prongs are secure to avoid losing any stones,” he says. Of course, there is the possibility that the diamond fell out due to a

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