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How technology is changing the way we choose our engagement rings 

How technology is changing the way we choose our engagement rings 

Engagement rings are treasured symbols, symbolising eternal bonds and heartfelt promises. Traditionally, you might walk into a jeweller’s, look at some rings, and select a piece based on what’s in front of you. More than likely, you would also choose a diamond mined from the earth. However, advancements in technology have broadened our horizons, and this applies to the jewellery industry, too. 

How technology is changing the diamonds we choose 

Lab-grown diamonds are authentic diamonds, distinguished only by their origin. Created in controlled lab environments, these diamonds mimic the natural diamond formation process. These gemstones are identical to their mined counterparts in chemical, physical, and optical properties but offer several benefits that are reshaping engagement ring trends. 

Lab-grown diamonds are an ethical and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional mining, addressing concerns over labour practices and ecological damage. If you value sustainability and try to make ethical choices in other parts of your daily life, opting for a lab-grown diamond is a great option. You wear your engagement ring every day – so why shouldn’t it correlate with your own personal beliefs? 

How technology is making coloured diamonds attainable 

Traditionally, coloured diamonds have been extremely rare – and therefore, expensive. However, advances in lab-grown diamond technology have made coloured diamonds a much more attainable option – providing the beauty and allure of pastel coloured diamonds, without the huge cost. This has allowed for greater personalisation and representation of an individual’s style, while keeping within budget, and still remaining an ethical choice. 

The power of the internet  

The internet has significantly influenced how we choose engagement rings today. It serves as a vast source of inspiration, offering access to countless designs and the ability to explore a variety of settings, stones, and styles from the comfort of your own home. Websites and applications allow individuals to visualise different carat sizes on a hand, compare shapes, customise the designs online, and even work out your ring size.  

Embracing the future 

The emergence of lab-grown diamonds and the internet’s role in engagement ring selection signify a pivotal shift in our approach to buying an engagement ring. These developments represent a blend of tradition and innovation, and we can only imagine how different the landscape will look in the future as technology evolves! 

Looking for your dream engagement ring?

Take a look at our beautiful selection of engagement rings, here, and find the one that speaks to you. Be it a lab-grown white or coloured diamond, or a unique style, you’re sure to find ‘one one’.