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Good quality and large carat jewellery shouldn’t just be accessible for the rich and famous! We think everybody should be able to wear the type of jewellery they dream of.

Of course, you can find large carat jewellery in many high street shops, however, they are set with cubic zirconia. This man-made stone looks similar to a diamond but without any of the beneficial properties. It is quickly scratched, due to it’s low rating on the Mohs scale, and so its sparkle is short lived. It is simply a crystal cut in a way to mimic the look of a diamond. The lack of crystallised carbon is why CZ differs chemically, physically, and optically from earth mined and lab-created diamonds.

At Ethica, we offer our own product – the Ethica Diamond, a lab-grown diamond infused Moissanite. We also supply fully certified lab-grown diamonds. Both are beautiful and make the perfect alternative to traditionally mined diamonds.

There are many important benefits of choosing the Ethica Diamond, or a lab-grown diamond, over a mined diamond. The main one is less impact on the environment and the people who live in the heavily mined areas, although for many they see the benefit in the price and we can see why!

Many people come to us with inspiration from celebrity engagement rings. Those engagement rings normally cost hundreds of thousands of pounds which the ‘everyday’ person understandably cannot afford. We had a customer come to us who loved the Cartier ring worn by Hollywood royalty, Angelina Jolie. Unfortunately, that particular ring design by Cartier cost £199,000 (second hand). We worked with the customer and our bespoke jewellery designers to create this customer’s dream ring for a fraction of the original price (at £17,000).

Cartier inspired large carat ring featuring a large emerald cut centre stone and channel set baguettes either side.

Cartier Inspired Ring | Ethica Diamonds

That being said, £17,000 is still a big budget so let us give some more everyday examples.

Graphic showing the price difference between mined and lab-grown diamonds or gemstones

Mined Diamond would cost you £30,000+

Lab-Grown Diamond would cost you around £5500

Ethica Diamond (our signature gemstone) would cost you around £3200

Graphic showing the price difference between mined and lab-grown diamonds or gemstonesMined Diamond would cost you £18,000+

Lab-Grown Diamond would cost you around £4700

Ethica Diamond (our signature gemstone) would cost you around £2500

Graphic showing the price difference between mined and lab-grown diamonds or gemstones

Mined Diamond would cost you £29,000

Lab-Grown Diamond would cost you around £9800

Ethica Diamond (our signature gemstone) would cost you around £2800

 

So, as you can see, it’s not only better for the environment to go down the lab-grown diamond/lab-grown gemstone route, but it’s also financially better! What do you think?

We have a large selection of jewellery that can be set with large carat stones which you can find here.

*Prices correct as of September 2022. These are susceptible to change.

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