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3 Engagement Ring Myths Debunked
Myth #1: A natural diamond is always a smarter investment than a lab-grown diamond.
Mined diamonds retain their value better than lab-grown diamonds, a misleading fact jewelers often use to sell pricier natural stones.
The truth? The amount you can save on a chemically identical lab-grown diamond usually surpasses the amount you can recoup by selling a natural diamond.
Think of it this way: if you buy a mined diamond for $10k, you may recover about half (if you’re lucky!) of your original investment if you sell it a few years later.
On the other hand, if you buy a comparable lab-grown diamond for $2k and invest the remaining $8k into the stock market, you’ll likely see a higher return on your investment—and get to hold onto the diamond.
Myth #2: Most jewelers prioritize the durability of engagement ring settings.
Most jewelry chains use standard settings for engagement rings, forcing diamonds into the nearest size mounts instead of customizing settings to fit a stone’s dimensions.
Unfortunately, this compromises setting durability, increasing the risk of stones becoming loose or falling out of rings.
At Holden, we tailor the 3D model of each ring setting to your stone's exact measurements. We then hand-set every diamond and triple-check the security of our settings for maximum durability. You deserve a ring that’ll last a lifetime!
Myth #3: All lab-grown diamonds are equally sustainable.
Think that just going lab-grown is always the most sustainable option? Think again!
Producing lab-grown diamonds requires a lot of electricity, approximately 250-750 kilowatt-hours per carat rough. Unfortunately, this results in significant carbon emissions.
Not all lab-grown diamond companies offset their carbon emissions, but at Holden, we do.
As a Climate Neutral Certified brand, we’re proud to offset 100% of our carbon emissions from diamond growing.