About Lab-Grown Diamonds
There’s now a new twist to the old saying; now, it’s a lab-grown diamond that’s a girl’s best friend. Advocates of the traditional stone may argue, but jewelers and diamond-lovers across the world are slowly waking up to the fact that lab-grown diamonds – which are chemically identical to mined diamonds - are the new face of enduring love. Lab-grown diamonds, as their name suggests, are manufactured in labs under conditions that mimic the natural diamond-forming process, like high pressures and high temperatures.
Greater purity and improved quality
Lab-grown diamonds are purer than the stones mined naturally, because unlike mined stones, synthetic diamonds do not have any dirt or impurities ingrained in them. Improved purity means that the diamond is poised to be brighter, better, and whiter. In fact, a large proportion of lab-grown diamonds typically receive higher purity ratings than their natural counterparts.
Lab diamonds usually cost about 30% less than natural diamonds of comparable size and quality. But these diamonds are every bit as luxurious as their natural counterparts, since their dazzling beauty and durability are the same.
Ethically Sourced & Sustainable
Unfortunately, the origins of most naturally mined diamonds can be vague, as they come from conflicted regions. Often called ‘blood diamonds,’ these stones have a dark background, and may have been sold to fund armed conflicts or civil disturbances. Even diamonds that aren’t sourced from conflicted regions might carry a history of child labor, human rights violation, and poor working conditions. Lab-Grown diamonds, however, have a clean history and a guaranteed, trackable source.
about diamond shoal jewelers
Family Owned Since 1987
For over 30 years, Diamond Shoal Jewelers has been one of the most trusted names in jewelry in the North Carolina Coastal Area.
We are a well-established jewelry store that has grown with our community from a small store to a multiple brand jewelry retailer. We have served generations of families as their trusted jeweler for brilliant diamonds, beautiful fine jewelry, elegant watches, treasured gifts, custom made styles and expert jewelry repairs. Diamond Shoal Jewelers is committed to make every customer "feel at home" with our personalized service and our classic to cutting edge jewelry designs. Our years of experience and services have built a legacy of integrity and trust with our customers. At Diamond Shoal Jewelers our mission has always been a tradition of trust, high ethical standards, knowledge of our jewelry products and services, fair pricing and value to our customers.
Diamond shoal jewelers guarantee
"I was having some issues with my wedding ring, and even though it was not purchased there, they were more than helpful and found a solution to my problem that was fairly priced. As long as I live in this area I have definitely found my go-to Jeweler!"
"This place is amazing! My husband and I walked in to look for something to add to my set for our anniversary. They were able to do something custom, that's what we walked in wanting, until I saw a beautiful tacori band that was perfect with the set I had already. It's gorgeous... All of the staff was extremely helpful, every case has something beautiful in it. They even offer a service to redip your old rings to make them look brand new.... My rings that were 5 years old look like they did the day I bought them. I've never been offered this, let alone knew about it.. highly recommend diamond shoal!
"You will find a great selection to fit any and all of your jewelry wishes. The staff will take the time you need to find that perfect piece. They will also take appointments to have that one on one personal attention if needed. The best part for me is the customer service after the sale. I’ve bought several pieces of jewelry and have been completely satisfied from start to finish."
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