Dating and Relationships Lifestyle

Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings 

So, you’ve made the big decision, you’ve truly found the one, and now it’s time to put a ring on it! Planning the proposal and picking the perfect lab grown engagement ring can be quite daunting. Which style, band, metal… the list goes on. However, with the use of some tips and tricks from some of the leading UK jewellery experts, this should make your proposal just that little bit easier and hopefully provide you with the information you’ve been searching for. 

Lily Arkwright is a luxury online jewellery retailer based in the United Kingdom, providing insured shipping globally. Offering the very best quality lab grown moissanite, diamonds, coloured gemstone engagement rings, wedding bands and bridal jewellery. Their impressive reviews are testament to their excellent customer service shown over several years. With their stunning collection of jewellery, they have gained the eyes of a celeb following over recent years. So if it’s perfect for them, then it’s perfect for you. 

Why choose Lab Diamonds? 

Lab diamond engagement rings, as the name implies, are produced in a lab through the use of extremely high temperatures and pressure conditions that occur in the earth’s crust where natural diamonds form. But are Lab grown diamonds real diamonds? Possessing the same sparkle, brilliance, and fire, you receive the highest quality provided in a natural diamond. With no noticeable differences between natural and lab diamonds, it can be impossible to distinguish between the two. These ethical diamonds can be considered more desirable than natural diamonds as they are free from flaws and impurities that are acquired in the formation and mining of natural diamonds. Up to 40% more cost effective than mined diamonds, paired with a more ethical background – lab diamonds are just as luxurious, dazzling and durable. Opting for lab diamonds means that dreaming big can become a reality. As pictured below, Lily Arkwrights ‘Coco’ ring in the sizes of 1.75ct, 2.52ct and 3.55ct, the possibilities are endless!

Lily Arkwright only sources and sets IGI and GIA Certified lab diamonds so you can be rest assured that your diamond has been expertly crafted and meets your specific requirements. 

Why choose Moissanite? 

Extremely rare in nature and unique with original chemical and optical properties, moissanite was originally discovered in a meteorite crater. Its lab grown formation takes place under controlled laboratory conditions through innovative thermal growing processes, enabling its use for engagement rings and other fine jewellery. 

Moissanite engagement rings are an amazing diamond alternative. Ever so slightly brighter and more reflective, their stunning visual appearance is perfect for brides desiring an eco-friendly option. In terms of hardness, moissanite scores only slightly lower than a diamond at 9.25-9.5 on the Mohs scale, making it both a durable and perfect choice for everyday wear. 

Lily Arkwright specialises in moissanite gems. Their rings can be set in either Charles & Colvard Forever One Moissanite or with their own branded Lily Arkwright Moissanite. With decades of experience, Charles & Colvard are leading producers wHO develop gemstones with astonishing clarity, which are rated from ‘internally flawless’ to ‘very slightly included’ range. Using a unique patented process to grow each moissanite, Forever One by Charles & Colvard possesses impeccable colour-ten times whiter than standard moissanite-exceptional cut and clarity, creating a gemstone with exceptional beauty and sparkle. However, they also provide their own Lily Arkwright moissanite, which is a gorgeous option that won’t hurt your wallet! Just look how gorgeous the Lily Arkwright ‘Allure’ moissanite ring looks below.

When purchasing a Charles & Colvard Forever One Moissanite engagement ring, each one comes with a limited lifetime warranty that guarantees your moissanite stone will maintain its fire and brilliance for your lifetime. This holds a metaphorical image of the lifetime of love between you and your partner, guaranteeing your gemstone remains as beautiful as the day you bought it. Feel free to check out Lily Arkwright’s range of moissanite earrings and pendants, which make for a beautiful bridal set for your special day. 

Adding colour 

Over the last few years, the popularity of coloured gemstone engagement rings has increased dramatically. Lily Arkwright is proud to be able to produce vividly colouredl, ethical and sustainable pieces without any of the harmful effects of mining. Rubies, emeralds and sapphires are all regarded as precious gemstones, meaning that unlike semi-precious gems, precious gems are generally much more desirable due to the intricacies and remote origins of these gems. 

Lily Arkwright’s lab grown coloured engagement ring collection is grown by the world’s leading lab diamond coloured gemstone producer, Chatham. Including gorgeous alexandrites and yellow, pink, champagne and aquamarine sapphire. 

In the past few years, more and more people have opted for a coloured gemstone engagement ring. Steering away from tradition and towards sustainability. Just like the iconic Princess Diana inspired halo engagement ring. This regal setting features a dazzling Chatham medium blue sapphire oval cut centre stone, surrounded by a dazzling halo of lab diamond smaller stones. This stunning ring is a true showstopper. Lily Arkwright is proud to be able to produce vividly colouredl and ethical pieces without any of the harmful effects of mining. 

Let’s take a look at some of my favourite engagement rings? 

Petite Lab Diamond Engagement Rings

If it’s elegant, fresh, and minimalist designs you’re looking for, then the Lily Arkwright Petite lab diamond range is perfect for you. Featuring a narrow band that is available in a range of precious metals: 18k yellow gold, 18k white gold, 18k rose gold and 950 platinum, which are available in micro plain, pave and channel settings. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so why not display your chosen centre stone in the spotlight against a gorgeous narrow band. 

All petite engagement rings can be paired with either a Charles and Colvard Forever One or Lily Arkwright moissanite centre stone, a lab grown diamond, or a coloured gemstone in a wide selection of gorgeous cuts and sizes. 

Moissanite Hidden Halo Engagement Ring Collection 

Where have you been hiding! If you’re on the hunt to seek the perfect engagement ring, then check out the new hidden halo collection. Choosing between the Paris, lively and Coco engagement rings, featuring a glittering secret hidden halo that can only be seen from the side profile, adds a secret sparkle of your choice of plain solitaire, pae shoulder set setting and triple pave. 

In a huge variety of cuts and metals, this versatile engagement ring is available in either Charles & Colvard’s Forever One range or with lily arkwrights own branded moissanite. Lily Arkwright’s ‘Coco’ displayed above, presents the stone in such an exquisite way, with the hidden halo centre focusing the stone. 

Classic Lab Diamond Solitaire Engagement RIng

You can’t beat the classics! Lily Arkwright’s range of classic engagement rings are timeless and elegant, proving the ultimate classic. Here are a few classic solitaire engagement rings. If you would like to see these styles in person, you can simply book an in person showroom or a virtual Whatsapp consultation. 

The little black dress of engagement rings. Popular for a reason, Grace is the ultimate classic. This exquisite solitaire ring is set with your choice of stunning Charles & Colvard colourless D-F, Forever One Moissanite or our 

very own Lily Arkwright moissanite. Perfectly showcased by an impressive platinum mount, the 4 prong setting has been designed to allow maximum light to enter the moissanite centre stone, resulting in a ring with a breathtaking sparkle. 

Its knife edge profile is wed fit, this ring can be set with any brilliant round cut gemstone and comes in the full range of metal choices. The spotlighted centre stone can be increased in size all the way up to 6ct. Whether mounted with an icy blue sapphire or a premium Hearts and Arrows cut moissanite from Charles & Colvard, the Grace really speaks for itself in terms of elegance and refined luxury.

Taking a spin on the traditionally loved style, the Giselle 4 prong pave shoulder set is one of our most popular rings, as pictured above. Featuring a brilliant round Forever One moissanite centre stone, this is an utterly beautiful ring complimented by G/H SI conflict-free diamonds adorning the rings shoulders, ensuring a gorgeous sparkle from every angle. The Giselle is certainly a favourite for brides looking for that classic style. 

If you’re looking for that Tiffany style setting that fastens the gem securely, the Lillie ring is another popular solitaire placing all its focus on the centre stone. With a band width of 1.6mm, making for that perfect petite look. 

Why choose an engagement ring from Lily Arkwright? 

Lily Arkwright, the leading Uk lab grown specialist company, prides themselves on the ability to produce not only stunning ethical fine jewellery but also an amazing price point. Each and every single sale is supported by unrivalled customer service, offering the highest quality moissanite, lab grown diamonds and gemstones. 

Lily Arkwright is an Assay Assured jewellery retailer and committed member of the National Association of Jewellers based on honesty, integrity and professionalism. All assay assured jewellery retailers carry the legal requirement of an independent hallmark verifying the precious metal content, a protection over and above legal requirements. 

Most importantly, Lily Arkwright’s commitment to excellent customer service is evident through their radiant customer service reviews on TrustPilot. Also offering Klarna buy now, pay later from 0% interest rates, making each purchase accessible for everyone. 

Deciding on your forever ring can be daunting. If you’d like to find out any more information regarding lab grown engagement rings and why they might be the right choice for you, visit the Lily Arkwright website or get in contact with one of their expert jewellery consultants via email or phone 01615376773

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