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Lab Created Diamond Engagement Rings Under $1K

Searching for an engagement ring under 1K? Concerned about the environmental impact of diamond mining? Traumatized by Leo in Blood Diamond? 

Maybe you just don’t like the idea of something that’s dug out of the dirt. Or perhaps you want a bigger diamond of higher quality that’s still within your budget.

There’s a myriad of reasons why people are opting for lab-grown diamond engagement rings, and it can be a difficult decision. Both have their strengths and weaknesses, and it’s a purchase you’ll hopefully cherish forever, so it’s good to consider all the angles.

The most obvious advantage of lab diamonds is their cost. Searching for mined diamonds under $1k won’t produce fantastic results, but you should find plenty of options for lab created diamond engagement rings under S1K

These are a few of our favorites sparkly stunners for under $1K designed by Elise Coleman, designer extraordinaire, formerly of Tiffany & Co.

HARPER No. 2 PAVE

Harper No. 2 Pavé, our classic emerald solitaire on a pavé band. A gorgeous engagement ring for under $,1000.

Harper No. 2 Pavé is an iconic Frank Darling design, and one of our most popular engagement ring styles.

While pavé typically can add quite a bit of cost to a band, this is a gorgeous setting with .25 carats of pavé for under $1K that wears well with anything and everything. Think of it as the little black dress of settings. Lab-grown pavé is quite a bit more affordable than mined pavé, and gives you more flexibility when it comes to picking a perfect center stone.

Lab-grown setting price: $990

HARPER No. 6

Harper No. 6 — our round halo set with lab-grown diamonds. The perfect halo engagement ring for under $,1000.

Thought you couldn’t get a halo for under $1k? Think again.

Harper No. 6 is priced at $990, a fact you’ll never guess when you’re staring down at its glittering halo set with .12 carats of 1mm diamonds and admiring how friggin huge your center diamond looks.

Pair with our lab-grown halo band for an extra sparkly look that is sure to draw stares.

Lab-grown setting price: $990

SIDNEY No. 5

Our Georgian cluster. a .5 carat engagement ring priced at under $1,000.

The other settings we’ve shown were under $1k before adding a center stone. This setting is $990 total and features .5 carats or round diamonds for just under $1,000. Plus, Sidney No. 5 is a dead ringer for Katy Perry’s engagement ring, sans ruby.

Perfect for the low-key woman who is looking for an easy-to-wear setting that you’ll never have to take off.

Pair with our Caviar Bead Band for a textured, timeless look that is equal parts vintage and modern. 

Lab-grown setting price: $990

HARPER No. 5

A gorgeous three stone setting set with lab diamonds for under $,1000

OK, we’re cheating a little, but if you sign up for our email list (and earn a $100 credit), this gorgeous three stone setting will just hit the sub $1k mark.

Here the center stone is framed by .25 carats of lab-grown sparkle for a full finger look that will have you checking your wrist watch so often people will think you’re late for everything.

Lab-grown setting price: $1,029

Looking for something else? Check out some of our other featured styles from the collection like this gorgeous eternity band.

Billie No. 1 — 2 carat baguette channel band