The clear benefits that come with choosing lab grown diamonds
There is more than one difference between mined diamonds and lab-grown diamonds.
It’s these differences you need to weigh up before you buy a diamond and choose a truly gorgeous diamond engagement ring.
The differences in a mined and lab grown diamonds
Many people make the mistake of thinking that a diamond that is lab grown will not stand up against one that has been mined.
There are a few facts that can make all the difference in choosing which type of diamond works best for you.
- A lab grown diamond duplicates the natural process almost exactly. This means that it is impossible to tell the difference with the naked eye.
- Both lab grown and mined diamonds are certified and graded to the same standards
- Both diamonds are made of carbon
- Lab grown diamonds are up to 30% cheaper than mined diamonds.
It’s important to remember that no one can tell the difference between the two types of diamonds without specialised equipment.
The only way to tell is to see the actual grading reports. You can choose which diamond you like knowing that the same standard grading of the 4C’s (being Cut, Carat, Colour & Clarity) is being used.
There is no such thing as a perfect diamond.
All will have their own faults, flaws and inclusions. The thing to remember is that you can often get a better standard of diamond for the same cost as you would for a lower graded mined diamond.
That can be a huge calling card for choosing a lab grown version.
The myths about a lab grown diamond
Just because a diamond is lab grown, doesn’t mean that it is any less valuable.
You can still insure a lab grown diamond ring if you need or want to. It is the same as insuring any other piece of jewellery. The insurer will need to know that the diamond is lab grown only for issues such as replacing the diamond with something as close to identical as possible.
Is a lab grown diamond prone to breaking? Is it more like a Cubic Zirconia?
No is the answer to both questions.
A lab grown diamond (like all other diamonds) is made of carbon. A Cubic Zirconia has no carbon at all which means it is much weaker than a diamond and it captures light differently and shines less than a diamond will.
The lab grown diamond advantages
Before you make the important choice of choosing a diamond and outlaying the considerable expense, it is a good idea to weigh up the pros and cons of your choices.
The advantages of a lab grown diamond over a mined diamond are;
- Price – you can expect to pay anything from 10% to 30% less on a man-made diamond than a mined diamond.
- Source – there are often serious ethical issues related to the source and origin of a mined diamond including child labour, violence and human rights breaches. There are none of these when you choose a lab grown or so-called ‘man-made’ diamond.
- Environment – it takes less energy and resources to create a lab-made diamond than to extract a diamond through the mining process.
There is no clear right and wrong about choosing one diamond over another. It really does come back to your very own personal preference.
Finding the Best Place for the Best Diamond Rings
The full range of both mined and lab grown diamonds and designs will cater to almost anyone’s taste and style.
You have the opportunity to choose any size diamond in the quality and colour you would like, and partnered in white, yellow, rose gold and platinum. All our lab grown diamonds come with an IGI Certificate and photo with Franco Jewellers Valuation.
The ultimate in diamond and engagement rings in Melbourne is right here and waiting for you at Franco Jewellers.
See the expert team who can guide you through to finding the perfect diamond for you.
There is nothing like the special ‘face to face consultation. From the design and set to work within your budget, you are in the best of hands.
For more on the best diamond engagement rings Melbourne has on offer, contact the Franco team today.
There is nothing more precious than having something custom-made. This is truly beautiful and exquisite jewellery that is more than bespoke, it tells a story of who you are.
Here is the chance at the custom jewellery Melbourne has been waiting for.
This is the unique opportunity to have something specially made for you and your own style.
When you are looking for bespoke jewellery that is of quality and craftsmanship above anything else, there are a few things to keep in mind.
Why choose bespoke jewellery in the first place?
There are a few reasons why people can be put off by the idea of bespoke jewellery. Some of them are myths that deserve to be busted and the benefits made clear.
- Made-to-order jewellery is too expensive
This is a common misunderstanding that people believe. The cost of any piece of jewellery depends on what you are after. Whilst you are often paying for the design and special touches that make the piece a ‘one off’, it can be a similar price to something found in the most upmarket jewellery shop.
2. Not all jewellery can be custom made
Forget the idea that bespoke jewellery is only for wedding and engagements. Nearly all types of jewellery can be customised. That includes everything from the most formal piece to a casual or special gift item.
3. You’ll only know what you get when it is finished
One of the keys to made to order jewellery is going through an in-depth brief of what it is you want and how it can be designed – especially for you. The detail will all be in the jewellery design before a finger is lifted in the making of it. There should be different approval stages along the way to crafting the finished product.
4. All custom-made jewellery is complex and a trick to upsell
The whole process of creating a made-to-order piece of jewellery should be as open and easy to understand as possible. You should feel free to ask any questions you might have at any point in the process. No true quality jeweller will try to upsell you to a more expensive option. The whole idea is to help you stay within your budget.
As an example, it’s a common myth to think that having a personalized ring designed for you will be way beyond your means. In fact, any engagement ring is a substantial investment and it is the diamonds themselves that play the biggest part in the overall cost.
You need to weigh up each factor and remember the advantages of having your very own piece to cherish for a lifetime.
The benefits of bespoke jewellery
There are distinct advantages in having such jewellery.
- You will be able to enjoy wearing something that is made to your desires. You should be able to get exactly what you want and that is a precious thing.
- You will always know that you have your very own unique piece of jewellery that you may even have contributed to designing.
- Custom-made jewellery is the ultimate gift. It is the most unique way to show how much someone means to you.
- A quality custom-made piece can become a truly special heirloom to live on through the generations.
It can also be a huge time-saving factor when you consider how long and frustrating a process it can be to try and find what you are looking for.
It’s no wonder that choosing the best custom jewellery Melbourne has to offer.
Who can you trust to create exquisite customized jewellery?
The very best in jewellery is just a click of the finger away.
See the experienced and trusted team at Franco Jewellers for the ultimate in something that is especially custom-made for you.
The expert team will be happy to take you through the entire process of working out what you want, how it can be designed, the various touchpoints along the way and delivering you a piece that goes above and beyond your expectations. No item is too big or too small.
Our consultants offer a special ‘face to face’ consultation where you will enjoy the same personal service right throughout the project. It’s all about working with you and to your budget.
The quality of jewellery from Franco Jewellers is second to none.
For more details and to organise a one-on-one appointment, contact the friendly Franco team today.
Why oval diamond rings are a winning design
Get an engagement ring that catches the eye and captures the heart, think oval diamond rings. It’s a way to show you are determined to walk into the sunset with a happy future ahead of you.
The oval shape is unusual enough to draw attention but not overpower or shock.
It’s no wonder that the appeal of an oval diamond has only grown over the years. You get the true brilliance of the round diamond yet it comes in a truly unique shape and style.
The smoothness and the symmetry give your engagement ring a special sophistication.
There are other benefits to choosing an oval cut diamond ring and you can see why this cut has magic all its own.
Going over the oval diamond advantages
Oval diamonds have a special advantage over other diamond shapes. They can appear to be larger in size than round or even some square diamonds because of their elongated shape. This means your oval diamond ring can look bigger than other diamonds of the same weight.
The extended ends of the oval and weight distribution of the stone mean you have a larger looking diamond for less cost.
The beauty of an oval diamond is the fact you are getting a more affordable diamond with a unique shaping and the bonus that the diamond appears larger than it is.
Will oval diamond rings go out of fashion?
There is always a concern that any special shape or cut of diamond might go off trend or completely out of fashion.
You don’t want an engagement ring that looks like it was following a wave but that whole style now looks out of date somehow.
Talking to a trusted jeweler is the key to having the perfect diamond engagement ring for you and no one else.
An experienced jeweler who is easy to talk to and not trying to push you in any direction can be hard to find, but they are worth their weight in gold.
The answer to the question ‘Will oval diamond rings go out of fashion?’ is No.
Remember, whatever diamond shape you choose, it is the setting that’s an all-important element especially in an engagement ring.
Adding some flair to your finger
There is something comforting in going for a traditional and even classic choice in your diamond engagement ring.
If you are ever unsure which way to go in choosing an engagement ring, then it is probably best to go with the safety of a solitaire diamond cut ring. If you have a bit more to your style and personality that you want to show, then the flair of an oval cut diamond ring can do it.
Here is your chance to have an engagement ring that gives you an individual look and can be set in a way that adds to the shape and size of the diamond.
Get set for the value of an oval diamond
Whilst it is true that the size of a diamond and the brilliance of the stone is integral to the overall look of your diamond ring, the setting is a crucial component to the end result.
The bonus of an oval cut diamond is that it appears larger and even lengthens the finger of the one lucky enough to wear it.
With the added value of having a heightened stylishness, the oval cut diamond is not a passing fad. Even though diamonds have been cut in many ways over the last few hundred years, it was the Russian-born diamond cutter, Lazare Kaplan who invented the modern-day oval cut in 1957.
The cut has grown in popularity ever since. It is the setting of an oval cut diamond that makes all the difference to its charm.
Make sure you have the skills of an expert to construct the perfect setting for the stone and for your style.
Imperfect settings can be devastating to the look and value of your diamond ring. A common mistake is having prongs that are too heavy or too wide. This distracts the eye and detracts from the beauty of the centre stone. The result is that you will have a cheap looking diamond ring on your hands.
Sizing up your options
Strange as it may seem, too many people choose a ring that is the wrong size for them.
Yes, it looks great but it could be too big or small. That is not something to put up with.
It’s crucial to have a quality jeweller resize your ring (preferably the one who designed your ring for you). Don’t skimp on the cost here either. You could have a gorgeous ring ruined by someone who resizes the ring and leaves a mark or makes it clear that the ring has been cut and reworked to fit.
Any changes should be undetectable. That’s where that trusted jeweller comes into the equation again.
The ultimate in engagement rings are found at Franco Jewellers
There are diamond rings and then there are the gorgeous diamond rings from Franco Jewellers. These include beautifully crafted oval cut diamond rings such as the 18ct White Gold Oval Halo Ring
You will always know that you have experienced experts looking after you with the team at Franco Jewellers. They have the ability to offer you exquisite jewellery along with friendly, expert advice. You can be sure all diamonds come with a GIA Certificate and photo with Franco Jewellers Valuation.
For the very best in diamond engagement and wedding rings, cocktail rings, necklaces, earrings or that ‘something special’ and custom-made, it’s all here waiting for you.
Take your chance to enjoy outstanding jewellery and a special one-on-one service.
Talk to Franco Jewellers today – because you’re worth it.