As an independent, private fine jeweler whose focus is on the interests of my customers (not the jewelry industry), I think its time to consider alternatives to natural diamonds as an option for fine jewelry.
Earth grown diamonds are still my #1 preference, especially for an engagement ring. But during this time, the bottom line is that many cannot afford the high cost of a natural diamond.
Diamond Alternatives Based on Price
I discuss the following substitutes for earth grown diamonds in my Ounce of Salt Blog Post .
- Lab grown diamonds
- White Sapphire
- White Topaz
- Cubic Zirconia
Visit my blog to get my opinion on these stones and the best choices if you are looking to invest in an earth grown diamond look alike!