Bridal Style: Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings 

Lab created engagement rings are a brilliant mined diamond alternative without the hefty price tag. Today I delve into the world of Lily Arkwright and find out more about some of their gorgeous moissanite and lab grown diamond engagement rings. Is it really possible to purchase the ring of your dreams upto 90% cheaper than high street retailers?

Lily Arkwright is a luxury online jewellery retailer based in the United Kingdom shipping globally. They offer the very best quality lab grown moissanite, diamonds, coloured gemstone engagement rings, wedding bands and bridal jewellery. Stunning reviews are testament to excellent customer service over several years and they’ve reportedly gained quite the celeb following in recent years.

Bridal Style: Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

Lab Diamonds, an ethical and cheaper alternative to mined diamonds? 

Lab diamonds hold identical chemical, optical and physical properties to mined diamonds, making them the closest alternative to mined 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. 40% cheaper 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.
With that said, lab-diamonds aren’t truly mining-free because many lab-created diamonds require methane, a material that has to be mined. We recommend researching the company you want to buy from to make absolutely sure your diamonds are ethical and sustainable.

Lily Arkwright only sources and sets IGI and GIA certified lab diamonds 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.

Bridal Style: Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

Moissanite – A great value diamond alternative? 

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.

Ever so slightly brighter and more reflective, Moissanite engagement rings are 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.

Lily Arkwright offers the worlds premium moissanite, Forever One by Charles & Colvard. The original moissanite stone creator, Charles & Colvard Forever One clarity is rated “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. Don’t forget to check out Lily Arkwright’s range of moissanite earrings and pendants, which make for a gorgeous bridal set.

Bridal Style: Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

Add a Splash of Colour – Lab Grown Coloured Gemstone Engagement Rings 

What are Coloured Gemstones? Rubies, Emeralds and Sapphires are all regarded as precious gemstones. This means that unlike semi-precious gems, precious gems are generally much more desirable due to the intricacies and remote origins of these gems.

Having previously set emeralds, sapphires and rubies, Lily Arkwright’s lab grown coloured engagement ring collection has grown to include stunning padparadscha, alexandrites; and yellow, pink, champagne and aquamarine sapphire. All of the gemstones featured in the new collection are grown by the world’s leading lab diamond coloured gemstone producer Chatham.

Over the last few years, the popularity of coloured gemstone engagement rings has increased dramatically. Lily Arkwright are proud to be able to produce vividly colourful, ethical and sustainable pieces without any of the harmful effects of mining.

Bridal Style: Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

Let’s take a look at some of my favourite engagement ring pieces 


Moissanite Hidden Halo Engagement Ring Collection

If you are on the hunt for the perfect engagement ring then check out the 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 Lily Arkwright’s own branded Moissanite.

Bridal Style: Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

Petite Lab Diamond Engagement Rings 

If elegant, fresh and minimalist designs are your thing then the Lily Arkwright Petite lab diamond range is perfect for you. Petite rings all feature a narrow band that is available in a range of precious metals such as 18k White Gold, 18k Yellow Gold, 18k Rose Gold and 950 Platinum that come in micro plain, pavé and channel settings.

The gorgeous narrow band really allows your chosen centre stone to take the spotlight and always create a fresh and clean look. 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 variety of stunning cuts and sizes.

Bridal Style: Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

The Classic Lab Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring 

You can’t beat the classics, sometimes a simple solitaire is best! Timeless and beautiful, Lily Arkwright’s range of classic engagement rings are hard to beat. Here are a few classic solitaire engagement rings. To see all of your favourite ring styles in person, you can simply book an in person showroom or virtual WhatsApp consultation.

Bridal Style: Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

Popular for a reason, the Grace is seen as the little black dress of engagement rings. With a four prong mount petite basket that securely attaches the single centre stone, this ring is the ultimate classic.

Featuring a knife edge profile that is also wed-fit, this ring can be set with any brilliant round cut gemstone and comes in the full range of metal choices. Ordinarily 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 with a cool blue sapphire or a premium Hearts and Arrows cut moissanite from Charles & Colvard, this ring really speaks for itself in terms of sheer elegance and refined luxury.

Bridal Style: Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

A modern take on a traditionally loved style, it’s no surprise the Giselle 4 prong pavé shoulder set is such a popular ring. This utterly beautiful ring features a brilliant round Forever One moissanite centre stone, complemented by G/H SI conflict-free diamonds adorning the rings shoulders, ensuring a breathtaking sparkle from every angle. The Giselle is certainly a favourite for brides looking for that extravagant and classic style.

Bridal Style: Mined Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

Another popular Solitaire is the Lillie ring. Also with a knife edge band, this ring has a six prong tiffany-style setting that fastens the gem securely, and places all its focus on the centre stone. The band width is 1.6mm, making for a petite look. Also a wed-fit style, the Lillie ring will sit perfectly next to a wedding ring.


Why choose an engagement ring from Lily Arkwright?

Lily Arkwright pride themselves on the ability to produce stunning ethical and sustainable fine jewellery at an amazing price point, supported by unrivalled customer service. They 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.

Additionally and perhaps most importantly, Lily Arkwright’s commitment to excellent customer service is evident in their glowing customer reviews on Trust Pilot. Did I mention they also offer Klarna buy now, pay later from 0% interest rates.







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