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My Trio Rings Q&A: The Basics of Diamond Rings

my trio rings, diamonds, diamond engagement ringWhen you’re getting married, there are a thousand questions running through your mind about each individual aspect. Take the wedding flowers, for example. What types of flowers will you have? What colors will they be? Will the flowers in the centerpieces be different than the ones in the bridal party’s bouquets? The questions go on and on.

Now, we might not be able to help with floral arrangements, but we can help with all your questions regarding bridal ring sets, diamond engagement rings, and matching wedding bands. If you’ve got a question about wedding rings--we can (and we will!) answer them. This post is just the first in a series of Q&A’s we’ll do to make your decisions a little easier. Today, My Trio Rings is answering three questions about diamonds:

  • Why should I buy a diamond ring?
  • Should I buy a diamond or a cubic zirconia (CZ)?
  • What is the difference between a lab-made diamond and a real diamond?

1. Why should I buy a diamond ring?

Think for a minute: when you see a diamond ring on someone’s left hand, don’t you automatically assume that he/she is engaged or married? Diamond rings have become a cultural norm. However, that’s not the real reason you should buy a diamond engagement ring. The simple fact is this: diamonds are special. They catch the sunlight and sparkle like no other gemstone. If you’re looking to wow passers-by or just simply commemorate a life-changing event, there’s no better choice.

Need more convincing? Here are some more reasons you should by a diamond ring:

  • A diamond engagement ring will match every single piece of your fiancee's wardrobe. You can’t say the same about a gemstone.
  • Diamonds are thought to be one of the most durable substances on Earth, which means a diamond ring won’t give up on you.
  • Because they’re so durable, diamonds are associated with enduring love.
  • During the Middle Ages, diamonds were thought to have healing powers. Talk about a bonus!

2. Should I buy a diamond or a cubic zirconia (CZ)?

Cubic zirconia is an often-used diamond substitute. To an untrained eye, CZ indeed looks like a diamond. If you are looking for a long-lasting stone, cubic zirconia is not the ideal choice. Unlike diamonds, CZ will dull and lose its sparkle over time. Cubic zirconia is also more likely to scratch. Although bridal ring sets with cubic zirconia might be cheaper in the long run, you might find yourself paying more money to replace the stones every few years than you would have if you’d chosen a diamond in the first place. Bottom line: a diamond engagement ring is a piece of jewelry that will last a lifetime.

3. What is the difference between a lab-made diamond and a real diamond?

Did you know that scientists can create diamonds in a lab that are virtually indistinguishable from naturally mined diamonds? They have the same physical and chemical makeup as “real” diamonds, and they’re typically cheaper. However, there are some drawbacks. First, laboratory grown diamonds are normally smaller than natural ones. Also, some people find that lab grown diamonds diminish the gemstone as a symbol. Instead of taking millions of years to form, lab-made diamonds just takes days. Currently, lab diamonds must be labeled as such when being sold.

Do you have any questions for My Trio Rings? Put them in the comments below!

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