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Why Your Engagement Ring Should Be a Simulated Diamond

Sometimes what is “natural” is not always what’s best. A perfect example? Diamonds. Natural diamonds are undeniably beautiful, but they’re also incredibly expensive and come with a lot of ethical concerns. Instead of struggling with the moral (and financial) implications of shopping for natural diamonds, a better option is to choose simulated diamonds.

Here’s what makes them superior:

They’re More Affordable

First, foremost, and importantly, simulated diamonds are far less expensive. For couples who are just beginning to build a life, have plans to start a family, or are looking to buy a house or spend a few years traveling, the savings are significant.

Woman in pink wearing The Alexandria on her ring finger

Ring: The Alexandria

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They’re Conflict-Free

You’ve probably heard the term “blood diamonds,” and the story behind the term is just as disturbing as you might imagine. Blood diamonds refer to diamonds that come from mines located in war-torn countries and that have been sold in order to fund further conflict and bloodshed. There are regulations in place to keep these diamonds off the market, but of course they still work their way in, leaving lingering concerns for all who buy natural diamonds. When you buy simulated, that concern disappears.

Hand wearing The Rose set on her finger

Ring: The Rose

They Give You More Options 

When you have a set budget, your ring choices can be fairly limited if you’re going for natural diamonds. Most can only afford very small, very plain stones in fairly basic settings. These limitations fly out the window when you look at simulated diamonds. Since they’re inexpensive, your money can go a lot further and let you pick out something full of personality and charm—just like the person you’re buying the ring for.

Woman with a hat wearing The Bliss set on her ring finger
Ring: The Bliss

It’s Not About the Diamond

All of the points mentioned are important, but what does it really come down to? Whether you buy a natural diamond or a simulated one, does either actually matter in the end? We place too much emphasis on engagement rings, dictating how much of your salary you should spend and what size the stone should be. Rings might be physical symbols of love, but they’re not as important as the love itself.

Woman holding a compact mirror wearing The Belle on her ring finger

Ring: The Belle

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Ready to start shopping?

Check out the full collection at Modern Gents! They carry beautiful engagement rings and wedding bands that look like they cost a pretty penny but are extremely affordable! There are also plenty of options for your future husband as well. Despite what society has told us, it's possible to have a gorgeous engagement ring and wedding band without breaking the bank. Why pay a fortune for a wedding ring?

Woman in red wearing The Evermore set and The Bella on ring finger

Rings: The Bella band, The Evermore