Understanding lab grown Diamonds

The allure of diamonds has captivated hearts for centuries, and in today’s ethical climate, lab grown diamond engagement rings have emerged as a beacon of sustainability. Born from advanced technological processes, these diamonds mimic the characteristics of their mined counterparts but with a reduced environmental footprint. Sourcing these sparkling stones comes with the reassurance that they are created without the often controversial aspects of traditional mining.

lab grown diamonds are not simulants; they are bona fide diamonds with the same carbon structure, capable of dazzling with their brilliance and fire. Each stone undergoes rigorous inspection, ensuring that every lab grown diamond engagement ring we offer at NYC Lab Diamonds is a symbol of both beauty and responsibility.

It’s crucial for our customers to recognize that opting for lab grown doesn’t mean compromising on the dream. These diamonds are real, certified, and offer the same range of cuts, carats, and clarity as mined diamonds.

The Art of Selecting Your Diamond

Choosing the perfect lab grown diamond engagement ring can be an intimate journey. At NYC Lab Diamonds, we encourage clients to consider what speaks to them beyond the 4Cs (Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat weight). It’s about finding a gem that reflects your values and your narrative.

Our curated collection spans from traditional cuts to more avant-garde designs, each crafted to showcase the diamond’s innate splendor. We understand the nuances of how lighting and setting can influence the stone’s appearance, guiding you towards a choice that will shine for a lifetime.

Our experts are on hand to demystify qualities such as the diamond’s fluorescence, symmetry, and polish, which all play a part in the ring’s overall allure. We also consider your lifestyle and preferences to recommend settings that not only protect but enhance your diamond.

The Value Proposition

lab grown diamonds offer remarkable value, a fact we at NYC Lab Diamonds are proud to emphasize. These stones allow for a larger, more impressive diamond at a fraction of the cost of a mined equivalent. It’s our privilege to pass these savings on to you, ensuring your investment is both wise and heartfelt.

Moreover, the affordability of lab diamonds opens a door to creativity. You may choose to allocate funds saved on the stone towards a more intricate band or additional accent diamonds. Thus, a lab grown diamond engagement ring becomes a canvas for personal expression.

The long-term benefits are equally compelling. With their durability and timeless appeal, lab grown diamonds are poised to become family heirlooms, carrying forward the legacy of your love for generations.

Additionally, our transparent pricing structure is designed to foster trust. No hidden fees or unexpected costs, just clear, upfront information to empower your decision-making.

Ethical Considerations

At the heart of our brand lies a deep commitment to ethical practices. Our lab grown diamonds circumvent the often contentious issues associated with diamond mining, such as environmental damage and ethical dilemmas. We’re here to make sure that your joy is never tarnished by the shadow of doubt.

Choosing a lab grown diamond engagement ring from NYC Lab Diamonds signifies a stand for eco-friendly elegance. It’s a conscious choice that aligns with a vision of a better tomorrow, all while embracing the splendor of today.

Custom Design Experience

For those who seek uniqueness, our bespoke service offers the opportunity to create a lab grown diamond engagement ring that is distinctly yours. From concept to creation, our craftsmen work with you to bring your vision to life.

We start with a consultation to explore your ideas, inspirations, and preferences. Whether you’re drawn to a vintage aesthetic or modern minimalism, we’ll ensure your personality shines through in every facet of the design.

Our 3D rendering technology allows you to preview and adjust your custom ring before it’s made, guaranteeing satisfaction and removing any guesswork from the equation. Our dedication to your dream is meticulous, ensuring every detail is perfect.

Aftercare and Service

Our relationship with you extends far beyond the initial purchase. We are passionate about maintaining the beauty and integrity of your lab grown diamond engagement ring, offering comprehensive aftercare services.

From complimentary cleaning to prong tightening and re-sizing, we make it our mission to ensure your ring remains as flawless as the day it was purchased. Our warranty and repair services stand testimony to our commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction.

Whether you require routine maintenance or accidental damage repair, our doors on West 47th Street are always open. We treat every piece of jewelry with the reverence it deserves, because to us, it’s not just a ring–it’s a symbol of love.

Experience the NYC Lab Diamonds Difference

Embark on your journey to find the ideal lab grown diamond engagement ring with NYC Lab Diamonds. Our heritage in the Diamond District, combined with a forward-thinking ethos, positions us uniquely to provide a diamond buying experience like no other.

From our welcoming showroom to our expansive online gallery, the variety and quality of our offerings are unmatched. We invite you to discover why countless New Yorkers and global enthusiasts have trusted us with their most significant moments.

Our knowledgeable representatives await your visit, ready to illuminate the path towards selecting an impeccable lab grown diamond engagement ring. Join the ranks of satisfied customers who’ve found not only a piece of jewelry but a treasure that echoes their deepest sentiments and aspirations.

Your perfect ring is more than a mere ornament; it’s a testament to a choice made with both the heart and a conscience. In the city that never sleeps, let your love shine with an enduring spark from NYC Lab Diamonds.

Is it OK to get a lab diamond engagement ring?

Absolutely, it’s more than OK to choose a lab diamond for an engagement ring. At NYC Lab Diamonds, we understand that an engagement ring is a symbol of love and commitment, and opting for a lab grown diamond is a choice that aligns with modern values of sustainability and ethics. Our clients take pride in knowing their beautiful rings do not come at an environmental or humanitarian cost. Plus, the quality and appearance of lab grown diamonds are indistinguishable from mined ones, making them a perfect emblem of your union.

Is it worth buying lab grown diamonds?

lab grown diamonds are definitely worth buying, and we’ve seen a significant rise in their popularity. They offer exceptional value; you often get a larger stone for the same price as a smaller mined diamond. Our customers appreciate that they’re making an environmentally-friendly choice without compromising the luxury and prestige that diamonds represent. Moreover, lab grown diamonds are identical in structure and beauty to their natural counterparts, ensuring that your investment is both ethical and enduring.

Can you propose with a lab grown diamond?

Proposing with a lab grown diamond is not just possible; it’s a thoughtful and contemporary choice. Many of our clients have shared their stories of how their proposals were enriched by the knowledge that their ring’s diamond was responsibly sourced. A proposal is a momentous occasion, and presenting a ring that embodies your values can make it even more special. Remember, the sentiment behind the proposal is what truly matters, and lab grown diamonds capture that sentiment beautifully.

Can a jeweler spot a lab grown diamond?

While lab grown diamonds are virtually identical to mined diamonds in look and feel, trained jewelers can distinguish between the two by using specialized equipment. At NYC Lab Diamonds, we are upfront about the origin of our diamonds. Each lab grown diamond comes with certification clearly stating its lab origin. We believe in transparency and the informed choices of our customers, ensuring that they are part of a purchase they can be proud of.

Are lab grown diamonds graded for clarity and color the same way as mined diamonds?

Yes, lab grown diamonds are subject to the same grading standards as mined diamonds. They are evaluated based on the 4Cs: Cut, Color, Clarity, and Carat weight. Our clients at NYC Lab Diamonds benefit from this as it allows them to select from a range of options that meet their precise standards and preferences. Just like mined diamonds, each lab grown diamond is unique, and its individual characteristics are a testament to its quality and desirability.

How does choosing a lab grown diamond impact its resale value compared to mined diamonds?

The resale value of lab grown diamonds has been a topic of interest for many of our clients. It’s important to understand that like most luxury goods, diamonds typically depreciate after purchase. However, lab grown diamonds often hold their value better compared to mined diamonds, especially given their lower initial cost. While the resale market for lab grown diamonds is still developing, choosing a lab grown diamond is a sound investment in a piece that symbolizes a moment in time rather than a monetary investment.

Can a lab grown diamond engagement ring be customized to my preferences?

Our bespoke service at NYC Lab Diamonds is a testament to how customizable lab grown diamond engagement rings can be. We delight in handcrafting rings that reflect our clients’ personalities and tastes, whether for the diamond itself or the setting it’s placed within. Our advanced 3D rendering technology ensures that you can visualize and tweak your ring to perfection before it’s crafted. The advantage of lab grown diamonds is that they lend themselves beautifully to customization, enabling a truly personal piece of jewelry.

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I know right!? Ok, so cloth menstrual pads are a washable, reusable alternative to disposable pads. Pretty sweet, right?

  • The regular absorbency pads are good for light to moderate flows. They are 100% cotton, with a layer of terry cloth (towel material) inside for absorbency. Cotton is a moisture wicking and breathable fabric, which allows menstrual fluid to dry rapidly, keeping you comfy and dry. This also means that these cloth pads can absorb a surprising amount of fluid!
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  • The overnight cloth pads are great for heavy flows, and for overnight use. Overnight pads are longer than heavy pads, and flare out at each end. These pads are made of cotton flannel, cotton terry cloth, and PUL lining. In the overnights, the PUL lining extends throughout the entire base of the pad, so even the wings are leakproof!

Cloth liners are lovely for really light days, and as a backup for a tampon or menstrual cup. They are made of five layers of cotton. They are soft, barely noticeable, and peace of mind for that bit of protection.

Moody V regular absorbency pads and cloth liners are made with 100% cotton, which makes your down-there oh-so happy. Cotton is a breathable, moisture wicking fabric that creates a difficult environment for yucky bacteria like yeast to grow. 

Disposable pads are mostly synthetic, which is fully not nice to your body. They’re made out of bleached wood pulp (what the?) and non-biodegradable materials.

Moody V’s heavy cloth pads and overnight cloth pads are also primarily cotton. They have a polyurethane lining inside, which keeps moisture from leaking through. This lining is non-biodegradable (I know, it sucks). But remember, you’re not just gonna throw it away, you’ll probably use it like, 100 times.

The regular absorbency pads are made with cotton flannel and cotton terry cloth (like a towel material). Liners are just cotton flannel. Ugh! So simple! Love that!

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Look at the “Wh-. . . What? Who? Where? What?” question at the top of this FAQ page to learn out each variety of pads work!

Method 1: Rinse with cold water ASAP to reduce staining. Machine wash cold, then air dry thoroughly to maintain a nice shape.

Method 2: Machine wash cold, tumble dry.*

*Method 2 gets your pad clean and ready to use again real quick, but may result in light staining and scrunching-up in the dryer. (Stains fade over time and you can stretch the pad gently with your hands to un-scrunch it.)

Some folks like to keep a container of cool water in their bathroom so they can soak their pads until they’re ready to wash them. This helps remove stains without using chemicals or potentially fabric-damaging products.

It’s recommended to avoid using fabric softener, as it makes fabric less absorbent.

Another good rule of thumb is not to use anything on your pads you wouldn’t wash your underwear with. Your pads are gonna be up close and personal with a sensitive area, so avoid harsh or irritating chemicals when washing them.

Cloth pads contain several layers of fabric, which means it might need extra time drying. Make sure they’re super dry out of the dryer or dry them in the sun to prevent mildew. Do be aware that sun-drying can result in fabric discoloration.

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