April 20th, 2021 | by Nicole Diamond

Top Affordable Lab Diamond Necklaces for Birthday Gifts

One of the things that we celebrate all year round is birthdays. Some people are born in spring, others in summer, fall, or winter. These days are special for just about anyone, and usually are accompanied by gifts. If there’s a special woman or teenage girl in your life, then jewelry is a frequent choice. This is true whether you’re a relative, close friend, or significant other. You can never go wrong with a piece of jewelry. Especially a lab diamond necklaces.

Why Give Her a Lab Diamond Necklace?

One of the things that we celebrate all year round is birthdays. Some people are born in spring, others in summer, fall, or winter. These days are special for just about anyone, and usually are accompanied by gifts. If there’s a special woman or teenage girl in your life, then jewelry is a frequent choice. This is true whether you’re a relative, close friend, or significant other.

Even better is the flexibility of a necklace. She can wear them with her suit at work, dress them up with pretty earrings for an evening out, or even just wear them around town. Those bright stones light up her neck and face. She can even replace the chain if she wants to wear the pendant with a different neckline.

Natural vs lab grown diamonds

Natural diamonds were the only option until recently, because lab grown diamonds weren’t perfected in their use for jewelry. Back in the day, they were of poor quality and only used for industrial uses, such as abrasives. However, nowadays we can get lab diamonds that are just as pretty as natural ones. You can save serious money without compromising on the beauty of your jewelry by picking diamond necklaces with created diamonds.

Knowing why requires understanding lab diamond vs natural. Both types of diamonds are made of pure carbon and share the same sparkle, hardness, and other properties. The difference is origin: mined from the earth, or made in a lab. Understanding what is a lab grown diamond is really that simple. Only truly expert gemologists can tell the differences in crystal structure, which requires special equipment.

There’s one other selling point for lab created diamonds: price. Our experience is that lab diamonds cost 30% less. One reason for this is that the demand and supply are better balanced. In addition, growing diamonds isn’t subject to many of the political pressures and costs seen with mining.

Lab Diamond Shape Options

Strictly speaking, you can find lab diamond jewelry that uses several different diamond shapes. This includes the classic emerald, teardrop, and oval shapes, as well as trendier heart or princess cut diamonds. However, by far the most popular diamond shape for necklaces is the round. At With Clarity, we carry a wide variety of diamonds in all shapes and sizes. However, the examples discussed here all use round diamonds. These can be arranged into many designs, as you’ll see below.

Our Top Affordable Lab Diamond Necklaces

For the budget conscious consumer, With Clarity offers several different lab grown diamond necklaces. Each of these features one or more glittering diamonds. Depending on her style, there are several options. Each of these costs less than $300, making them within reach of most people.

Solitaire Halo Pendant

Solitaire Halo Pendant

For a lovely sparkle at a bargain price, check out this halo pendant. It features a white gold plated setting and 17 diamonds. As a halo design, this piece of affordable lab grown diamond jewelry can go with almost anything. The halo design is popular in rings, earrings, and more, so you could even add matching pieces later. Better yet, the style can be worn with a variety of outfits. You can consider this for a Sweet 16 or Quincean᷉era present, too.

Gold Star Lab Diamond Pendant

Gold Star Lab Diamond Pendant

Shaped like a star or a sunflower, this lovely gold diamond necklace has seven diamonds and set in 10kt gold. The outside features seven hearts facing towards the diamond center, and golden leaves point out from between the hearts. With such lovely details, this pendant is truly a delightful and romantic present. However, unlike a heart-shaped necklace, the romance is subtle. Your recipient is sure to treasure this necklace for years to come.

Credence Lab Diamond Pendant

Credence Lab Diamond Pendant

Is she a woman of faith? If so, she’d love our Credence pendant. Featuring 16 diamonds in the shape of a cross, this gold diamond necklace is a simple statement of beliefs. The main part of this pendant is 14kt yellow gold, and the prongs are white gold. This detail allows the color of the lab diamonds to be more pronounced.

Baroque Lab Diamond Pendant

Baroque Lab Diamond Pendant

This pendant features several clusters of diamonds framed by a yellow gold star on the front. Overall, this has an effect of forming a flower, where the clusters are like the petals and center for pure 10kt gold elegance. On the bottom of the pendant, the basket shape includes hearts for some hidden romance. Overall, a great birthday gift that she can wear almost anywhere.

Trinity Lab Diamond Pendant

Trinity Lab Diamond Pendant

If you think she’d like fewer, larger diamonds, then consider the Trinity pendant. This necklace is called Trinity, because it has a larger diamond and two smaller ones in a straight line. If you’ve been together a long time, you can think of this as the past, present, and future you’ll share. Or for a daughter or niece, this can mean I’ve always loved you and will forever. Either way, the simple design in 10kt white gold means a lot.

Relagio Lab Diamond Pendant

Relagio Lab Diamond Pendant

Finally, let’s look at the Relagio. This is a classic double halo design, featuring a whopping 38 diamonds. Featuring a 14kt white gold setting, it is a larger version of the Solitaire Halo above. Plus, with a solid gold setting it’s sure to last a lifetime. Of course, the major sparkle from all those diamonds is its best feature. Any woman would look great in this pendant!

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