Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

Looking for a beautiful mined diamond substitute without the high cost? Lab-created engagement rings are the way forward. Today, we go into the world of Lily Arkwright to learn more about some of their stunning lab-grown diamond and moissanite engagement rings. Is it really possible to get your dream engagement ring for up to 90% less than at high street shops?

Luxury online jewellery retailer Lily Arkwright is situated in the UK and offers free international shipping. They sell bridal jewellery, lab-grown moissanite, diamonds, coloured gemstone engagement rings and wedding bands of the highest quality. Amazing evaluations are a tribute to their years of exceptional customer service, and they have attracted the eye of a celebrity following in recent years.

Why Lab Diamonds?

Holding identical chemical, optical and physical properties to mined diamonds, they are the closest alternatives to mined diamonds. Lab diamonds, as the name implies, are made in a laboratory by simulating the high temperatures and high pressures that exist in the Earth’s crust where diamonds develop. It is impossible to tell a lab-grown diamond from a natural one because they both exhibit the same fire, sparkle, and brightness. Just as displayed in the image below, Lily Arkwrights ‘Macy’ engagement ring, highlights the ways that lab diamonds can be showcased and made into your dream ring. Since they don’t include the faults and impurities that come from the development and mining of natural diamonds, ethical diamonds can actually be more desirable than natural ones. Lab Diamond engagement rings are ideal for those who want a real diamond without the high price or negative environmental effects associated with mined diamonds. They are 40% less expensive and have less of an impact on the environment while still being just as luxurious, dazzling, and long-lasting.

You can be sure that your diamond has been carefully made and that it satisfies your unique specifications because Lily Arkwright only sources and sets IGI and GIA certified lab diamonds.

Why Moissanite?

Moissanite is a rare gem with unusual chemical and visual characteristics that was first found in a meteorite crater. Extremely rare in nature (even rarer than diamonds), scientists developed an inventive thermal growing technique that occurs under carefully regulated lab settings, enabling its lab-grown development for use in engagement rings and other fine jewellery.

Moissanite engagement rings are an excellent diamond substitute with a stunning visual appearance, ideal for brides-to-be needing an eco-friendly solution and a unrivalled sheen and glitter. Moissanite engagement rings are only a tiny bit brighter and more reflective. With a Mohs hardness rating of 9.25 to 9.5, Moissanite ranks second among all gemstones in terms of durability, making it an excellent option for engagement rings intended to be worn frequently. Moissanite is also the second-most expensive gemstone.

Forever One by Charles & Colvard, the finest moissanite in the world, is offered by Lily Arkwright. Charles & Colvard Forever One clarity is graded “internally perfect” to “very minimally included,” and it is the original producer of moissanite stones. Forever One by Charles & Colvard, which uses a special proprietary procedure to grow each moissanite, has an unmatched cut and clarity, flawless colour, and is 10 times whiter than normal moissanite. This results in a gemstone with exceptional beauty and brilliance. As shown below, the Lily Arkwright 4.20ct Coco ring, displays the bright white their lab diamond moissanite can emit.

Each Charles & Colvard Forever One Moissanite engagement ring includes a limited lifetime warranty that ensures your moissanite stone will keep its fire and brilliance for as long as you live. This warranty symbolises the lifetime of love you and your partner have for one another and ensures your gemstone looks just as stunning as the day you bought it. Do not forget to look at Lily Arkwright’s collection of moissanite pendants and earrings, which would create a stunning bridal set.

A splash of colour

What are coloured gemstones? All three of these stones are regarded as precious gems: rubies, emeralds, and sapphires. As a result of their complexity and far-flung origins, precious gems are, on the whole, significantly more coveted than semi-precious gems.

Lily Arkwright’s collection of lab-grown coloured engagement rings, which previously only featured emeralds, sapphires, and rubies, has expanded to include magnificent padparadscha, alexandrite, as well as yellow, pink, champagne, and aquamarine sapphire. The world’s top producer of lab-grown coloured gemstones, Chatham, is responsible for all of the jewels in the new collection.

Colored Gemstone engagement rings have been incredibly trendy over the past several years. Lily Arkwright is pleased to be able to create items that are ethically and sustainably produced without any of the negative repercussions of mining.

Petite Lab Diamond Engagement Rings

The Lily Arkwright Petite Lab Diamond Line is ideal for you if you want sophisticated, modern, and minimalist designs. Petite rings all have a narrow band and come in a variety of precious metals, including 950 platinum, 18k white gold, 18k yellow gold, and 18k rose gold, in micro plain, pavé, and channel settings.

The exquisite tight band really makes it possible for the centre stone of your choice to steal the show and always maintain a crisp and tidy appearance. All small engagement rings can be combined with a lab-grown diamond, a coloured gemstone, a moissanite centre stone, a Charles and Colvard Forever One, or a Lily Arkwright moissanite in a wide range of breathtaking cuts and sizes.

Moissanite Hidden Halo Ring

On the hunt to seek the perfect engagement ring, the hidden halo collection has finally come out of hiding. Choose between the Paris, Lively and Coco engagement rings with your choice of plain solitaire, pavé shoulder set setting, or triple pavé with a sparkling secret concealed halo that can only be viewed from the side profile, providing more sparkle. Shown below is Paris in 1.50ct of yellow gold.

This engagement ring is adaptable and is offered in a vast selection of shapes and metals. Lily Arkwright’s own branded Moissanite, as is Charles & Colvard’s Forever One Range.

The Classic Lab Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring

The classics are unbeatable, and sometimes the simplest solitaire is the best! Lily Arkwright’s selection of traditional engagement rings is unrivalled in beauty and timelessness. Here are a few traditional solitaire wedding bands. You may easily schedule a virtual WhatsApp consultation or a visit to a physical showroom to see all of your favourite ring designs in person.

As pictured above, the Grace is regarded as the little black dress of engagement rings and is well-liked for a good reason. This specific one displayed is 1.92ct in yellow gold. This ring is the epitome of tradition, with a four-prong mount and a small basket firmly holding the single centre stone. This ring can be set with any brilliant round cut gemstone and is available in a variety of metals. Varying from 0.23ct to 3.5ct, the show stopping centre stone can be increased in size all the way up to 6ct. Whether mounted on a premium heart and arrows cut moissanite from Charles & Colvard or a cool blue sapphire. The Grace truly speaks for itself in terms of sheer elegance and refined luxury.

Taking this traditionally loved style, and placing a modern take on it, there is no surprise that the Giselle 4 prong pave shoulder set is such a popular ring. Featuring a brilliant round Forever One moissanite centre stone, paired with G/H SI conflict free diamonds elevating the ring’s shoulders, ensuring a breathtaking sparkle from every angle. Definitely a favourite among brides seeking that extravagant classic style.

Not to be forgotten, another popular solitaire is the lillie ring. With a knife edge band, this ring has a Tiffany style setting in which six prongs fasten the gem securely. Placing all its focus on that centre stone.

Why choose Lily Arkwright?

Lily Arkwright pride themselves on their ability to produce stunning ethical and sustainable fine jewellery all whilst keeping them at an amazing price point. Offering the highest quality moissanite, lab grown diamonds and gemstones all whilst accompanied by unrivalled customer service.

Lily Arkwright is a proud Assay assured jewellery retailer and committed member of the National Association of Jewellers based on integrity, honesty and professionalism. Each and every metal which is offered by Assay Assured jewellery retailers carries the legally- required i dependent hallmark verifying the precious metal content, an protection over and above legal requirement.

In addition to this, and perhaps most importantly, Lily Arkwright’s commitment to excellent customer reviews is displayed in their glowing customer reviews on TrustPilot. Also offering the ability to buy now, pay later with 0% interest rates with Klarna.

If the idea of lab grown engagement rings is of interest to you, or you would simply like to learn more about lab grown jewellery, simply call them on: 0161537 6773, or alternatively, you can email their jewellery consultancy team at: hello@lilyarkwright.com or book an in-person consultation.

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.