Lusting After a Designer Engagement Ring But Don’t Have a Spare $80,000?
In this post, we discuss how scientists found ways to save you thousands of dollars on the engagement ring of your dreams with a lab-grown diamond – all the quality and sparkle but around a quarter of the price
Lab-grown diamonds are also seven times less damaging to the environment
A new range of lab-grown diamond engagement rings, from exclusive jeweler Ben Garelick, might be the answer to your prayers, with a price tag that’s around a quarter of an equivalent traditionally mined diamond ring.
The environmental impact of a lab-grown diamond is reported to be seven times less damaging than a mined diamond. It is impossible to tell a high-quality lab-grown from a mined high-quality diamond with the naked eye. They possess the same chemical composition, hardness, brilliance, and fire (dispersion). They are grown under extreme pressure, simulating the natural conditions in which diamonds form within the earth. Read more about the reasons to choose lab-grown diamonds.
The new range of Ben Garelick rings are individually handcrafted and designed to accommodate any size or shape center diamond 3cts or larger, along with up to 2.5-carat total weight individual lab-grown diamonds on side settings. Each piece is customizable and the ring and lab-grown diamond setting can also be used to reset an existing gem.
From humble beginnings in 1952 as a family-owned jewelry wholesaler in downtown Buffalo, Ben Garelick is now a premier online retailer with an expansive showroom in the heart of Williamsville.
Peter Manka Jr., co-owner of Ben Garelick, said: “This new range of rings really is a game-changer, because the savings are huge but quality and style are not compromised at all. We use only the best quality, high color, high clarity cut diamonds throughout the setting of the ring and they’re fully customizable for a truly unique piece. We’re finding some people want to reset their center diamond or color gemstone from an older ring into these contemporary rings, which is where these rings are a perfect option. The architecture of each ring is really important and is something we have taken our time over – the stones need to complement each other; we need to maximize the sparkle and it also needs to be comfortable for everyday wear. Hopefully, this is something you’re wearing for the rest of your life!”
For example, the BGLG Hampton ring in white gold with a 4ct center lab-grown diamond costs $18,750. However, if you were to get this ring with purely mined diamonds it would cost $85,000.
All the rings are available in either 14K or 18K rose gold, white gold, yellow gold, or platinum. The rings can be ordered online or at the Ben Garelick store in Buffalo, NY. The brand offers exquisite jewelry from some of the world’s most exclusive designers. Specializing in engagement ring and wedding band collections, Ben Garelick can also custom-design unique pieces of jewelry.