If your girlfriend, fiance, or wife is in love (or even slightly obsessed) with diamonds, you’re not alone. The beauty of this mineral is unmatched. And, considering their hardness, diamonds seem to be one of the most delicate stones out there. Their versatility, beauty and, of course, shimmer and shine makes them popular for various styles of jewelry, especially engagement rings.
But, what type of diamond jewelry is the best for that special someone in your life?
Gift Ideas for Your Girlfriend
What to buy your girlfriend will really depend on how long you’ve been dating and what stage of the relationship you’re in.
If you’ve just started dating, but you want to treat her to something nice on her birthday or a holiday, we suggest a pair of diamond stud earrings. This gift says so much in such a small box and it shows that you’re invested in this relationship. It’s also a great choice if she’s hard to shop for and you’re unsure of what to buy.
A few years into a relationship, you might be fully committed, but not quite ready to pop the big question. No worries! A stunning tennis bracelet or diamond necklace is the perfect present. These are larger purchases that really show your significant other how much you care.
If you are ready to take that next step and promise forever, consider a lab diamond. Not only are they atomically the same as mined diamonds, but they’re 20-30% larger for the same price. This means you could either get her a 2ct mined diamond or a 2.5ct lab grown diamond! There are tons of diamond engagement ring styles available and several diamond shapes, too. Do a bit of research and talk with her friends and family to find the perfect ring that will fit her personality.
Gift Ideas for Your Fiance
If you’re already engaged and need a good gift idea, check to see if she already has her wedding day jewelry picked out. If not, diamond earrings or a bracelet are both simple yet stunning and would be the perfect addition to her wedding gown. If she does, consider something that she can wear on a daily basis, like a pair of diamond hoops.
Gift Ideas for Your Wife
After years of marriage, finding the perfect gift might seem like an impossible task! But thanks to a recent trend, you’ll have gift ideas in mind for at least a few years. Ring stacking is huge right now and women everywhere are stacking 2 or even 3 additional rings with their engagement ring. Often, one eternity band is given during the wedding ceremony and the second at the first anniversary. But a stackable band to add can be given anytime!
Where To Buy
As mentioned above, man made diamonds are your best bet for buying any type of diamond jewelry. Their shorter supply chain allows them to be priced up to 40% less than mined diamonds. This means you can either pocket the savings, put it towards your next diamond purchase, or buy a diamond(s) that’s up to 40% larger. Not to mention, lab grown diamonds are 100% ethically sourced and an eco-friendly alternative to mined diamonds.
In terms of in-store vs online, we suggest going online to shop for your diamonds. You might be a bit apprehensive to make such a large purchase via the internet, but it’s likely that it will save you both time and money. Plus, you won’t have to deal with pushy salespeople! Peruse the online shops in the comfort of your own home and order when you’re ready. Most online stores offer free shipping, but make sure to find the best return policy just in case you change your mind about the design or she wants a different metal color!
If your significant other really loves diamonds, lab grown stones give you the ability to treat her without breaking the bank!