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This afternoon we are talking diamonds! Whether you are looking at engagement rings, wedding bands or eternity rings, there is a strong chance you will be considering a diamond. BUT just how ethical are those diamonds you are looking at, where do they come from? If you are concerned about the ethical side of diamond mining, then I have just the thing for you. Lab grown diamonds are a thing of beauty, they have identical chemical, optical and physical properties to mined diamonds, making them the closest alternative to natural diamonds. However, because they are grown in a lab, you can wear them safe in the knowledge they are ethical and environmentally friendly. Also, lab grown diamonds are considerably cheaper than a natural diamond…what’s not to love!!
This afternoon I have invited Lily Arkwright, specialists in Moissanite and lab diamond jewellery to tell us more about these beautiful gems and tell us more abut what is on offer when you decide to shop ethically.
Lily Arkwright is a luxury online jewellery retailer based in the United Kingdom shipping globally. We offer the very best quality lab grown moissanite, diamonds, coloured gemstones engagement rings, wedding bands and bridal jewellery. In a variety of 18K white, yellow, rose golds and platinum precious metals. We are proud to offer free global delivery on all orders!
Here at Lily Arkwright we recognise the importance of environmental and ethical responsibility within the jewellery industry, which is why we offer lab created engagement rings that provide an amazing alternative to traditional mined diamonds. The lab growing process ensures the highest quality centre stone for your engagement ring at a significantly lower environmental, social and financial cost. At Lily Arkwright We offer two of the best white mined diamond alternatives in the form of moissanite engagement rings, and lab grown diamond engagement rings. Read on to learn more about these amazing alternatives to traditional mined diamonds!
A unique gem with original chemical and optical properties, Moissanite was originally discovered in a meteorite crater. Extremely rare in nature (even rarer than diamonds), scientists discovered an innovative thermal growing process which takes place under controlled laboratory conditions, enabling its lab grown formation for use for engagement rings and other fine jewellery.
Brighter and more reflective, Moissanite is an amazing diamond alternative with a stunning visual appearance, perfect for brides-to-be desiring an eco-friendly option and unprecedented shimmer and sparkle. Moissanite is second of all gemstones in terms of hardness, scoring only slightly lower than a diamond at 9.25-9.5 on the Mohs scale, making it incredibly durable and a brilliant choice for engagement rings designed to be worn everyday.
At Lily Arkwright we offer the worlds premium moissanite, Forever One by Charles & Colvard. The original moissanite stone creator, Charles & Colvard Forever One quality rates within the 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 – unrivalled cut and clarity, creating a gemstone with exceptional beauty and sparkle. Each Charles & Colvard Forever One Moissanite engagement ring comes with a limited lifetime warranty that guarantees your moissanite stone will maintain its fire and brilliance for your lifetime, representing the lifetime of love between you and your partner and guaranteeing your gemstone remains as beautiful as the day you bought it. We also have a range of moissanite earrings and pendants, which make for a gorgeous bridal set.
Lab diamonds hold identical chemical, optical and physical properties to mined diamonds, making them the closest alternative to natural diamonds. As the name suggests, lab diamonds are created in a laboratory through replicating the high temperatures and high pressure conditions which occur in the Earth’s crust where diamonds form. Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds, displaying the same fire,
sparkle and brilliance as natural diamonds, making it 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. More affordable than mined diamonds with lower environmental impacts yet just as luxurious, dazzling and durable, lab diamond engagement rings are perfect for those who want a real diamond without the financial and environmental cost associated with mined diamonds.
All our lab diamond engagement rings are IGI and GCAL certified and come with gem certification so you can be confident that your diamond has been expertly crafted and have the peace of mind that your lab diamond meets your specific requirements. For more information on lab diamonds see Our Guide to Lab Grown Diamonds.
If you are on the hunt for the perfect engagement ring then check out our gorgeous brand new hidden halo collection! Choose between the Paris, Lively and Coco engagement rings, featuring a glittering secret hidden halo that can only be seen from the side profile, adding extra sparkle to your choice of plain solitaire, pavé shoulder set setting and triple pavé. Available in a huge variety of both cuts and metals, this is a versatile engagement ring. Choose between either Charles & Colvard’s Forever One Range or with our own branded Lily Arkwright Moissanite.
We’re proud to Introduce our Coco ring design as one of our most ornate and lavish engagement rings, featuring not only a hidden halo but also a triple pavé shoulder setting. This collection is also available in a wide variety of precious metals and cuts, the photo above features a gorgeous emerald cut moissanite with a Platinum band, this band is also available in 18k White Gold, Yellow Gold and Rose Gold.
Coco Round Cut Ring
We pride ourselves on our ability to produce stunning ethical and sustainable fine jewellery at an amazing price point, supported by unrivalled customer service. We offer the highest quality moissanite, lab grown diamonds and gemstones.
Lily Arkwright are proud Assay Assured jewellery retailers and committed members of the National Association of Jewellers based on honesty, integrity and professionalism.
All precious metal jewellery offered by Assay Assured jewellery retailers carries the legally-required independent hallmark verifying the precious metal content, a protection over and above legal requirements. Read our glowing customer reviews on Trust Pilot.
If you are interested in booking a consultation or simply would like to find out more information about ourselves or our collections, please call us on 0161 537 6773, alternatively you can email our jewellery consultancy team at [email protected].
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