When you’re ready to purchase an engagement ring, one quick online search will provide more information than you’ll ever need. Whether you’re looking for how to purchase, where to find the ring, or what the perfect ring looks like, the information and options are endless. Your research can quickly get out of hand but you’ve come to the right place. Wedding and engagement planning are sort of our thing. So, take a deep breath and don’t get overwhelmed. We’re here to help you navigate all of the latest engagement ring trends—including vintage rings and lab-grown diamonds.
There’s a lot of buzz about vintage rings and lab-grown diamonds. That’s why our friends at Taylor & Hart teamed up with us to help set the record straight. Are these simply buzz words, or does your future spouse need one of these special options?
What Are Lab-Grown Diamonds?
Lab-grown diamonds are on the rise with many companies utilizing this strategy to create diamonds ethically and with immense care. Their special growing process means they cost slightly less than classically mined diamonds. Which means you can get a larger diamond for less.
Diamonds mined from the Earth are sometimes referred to as ‘natural diamonds’ but don’t let that name fool you. Lab-grown diamonds carry an identical crystal structure as mined diamonds and are both real, natural diamonds. These aren’t the synthetic gemstones or zirconia often found on department store jewelry shelves, these are gorgeous diamonds.
Vintage Rings Aren’t Just Grandma’s Jewelry
After hearing the phrase “vintage rings” you’re likely picturing a family heirloom steeped in history, passed down through generations. In reality, it’s much more than that—we promise. Just ask celebrities like Olivia Wilde and Jennifer Aniston.
Vintage rings can be aesthetically similar to antique rings but jewelers like Taylor & Hart allow you to create your own unique vintage look with your favorite aspects of design through history. On top of that, many vintage or antique rings weren’t built using modern quality techniques. The updates to ring making techniques make vintage rings crafted with real life activities in mind.
The most special aspect of vintage rings? They never go out of style! Vintage ring styles benefit from carrying a timeless look forever.
Why Taylor & Hart
Taylor & Hart is a radically transparent company. It’s important to know what you’re looking for in an engagement ring and many companies don’t make this information as readily available as our friends at Taylor and Hart do:
- Find honest companies. There is no structural difference between lab-grown diamonds and mined diamonds. Some companies take advantage of this by selling lab-grown diamonds for mined-diamond prices to make a higher profit.
- Earth-grown diamonds often get a bad rap for having negative impacts on their local ecosystem, but lab-grown diamonds aren’t all roses either. Growing a diamond in a lab takes a lot of energy—meaning their carbon footprints can be huge.
The other thing we love about Taylor & Hart? Their process to create your engagement ring is only five steps. Whether you start with a ring from their collection or design it from scratch, their simple process will create the perfect ring to ask the most important question of your life with.
Getting down on one knee is exhilarating—make sure you’re doing it with the right ring in your hand. Congratulations from Junebug Weddings and Taylor & Hart! Our team can’t wait to help you plan your dream wedding.