Whether you’re planning to propose to your special someone or just want to treat them with a memorable present, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to embrace your romantic side. And what better way to do that than by gifting them a sparkling diamond?
Fortunately, with the rise of lab-grown diamonds, the range of more affordable—but still stunning—diamond jewelry options has expanded. These gorgeous gems are manufactured in a lab rather than mined from the earth, so there are a lot of positive benefits. “Lab-grown diamonds are a great option if you’re looking to maximize carat weight and quality,” says gemologist Kayla Ratner.
Many times these stones can be purchased for a fraction of the price of mined diamonds. Ratner adds that lab-grown diamonds are chemically and optically identical to mined diamonds, so you’re getting a great value along with fewer environmental and ethical issues.
Meet the Expert
Kayla Ratner is a GIA-certified gemologist at Aether Diamonds, a brand that specializes in lab-grown diamonds which are created with 100% atmospheric carbon.
What’s more, some of our favorite fine jewelry brands are hosting additional discounts and site wide sales to celebrate Valentine’s Day. In other words, the time to shop for lab-created diamonds is now. While searching for jewelry pieces, Ratner recommends prioritizing the best cut grades so that light is optimized within the diamond and is returning as much brilliance and sparkle to your eye as possible. She also says to keep the four Cs in mind—carat, cut, clarity, and color—when shopping for lab-grown diamonds.
So, are you ready to find the perfect sparkling piece for your person? Read on for the best lab-grown diamond jewelry sales to shop this Valentine’s Day.
Buy it: Normally $869+, Now $600+, Zales.com
Shop deals up to 50% off at Zales from now through February 14. And guess what? When you purchase a Kleinfeld x Zales engagement ring, you can get access to a VIP appointment and receive a $250 Kleinfeld gift certificate toward a special-order bridal gown retailing at $2,500 and up. Plus, you’ll get a behind-the-scenes tour of the famous Kleinfeld boutique. It’s the ultimate wedding-planning perk!
Buy it: Normally $210+, Now $170+, Jtv.com
Looking for something to truly wow your partner? Shop from JTV’s collection of brilliant lab-grown diamonds. The brand is offering 20% off their Prazana™ lab-grown diamonds from now through the rest of February, so there’s lots of time to decide which sparkling diamond gift is right for your love.
Buy it: Normally $2,500+, Now $1,999, Lioridiamonds.com
What better gift for the day of love than something from this show-stopping collection? This brand is featuring lab-grown pieces with some truly amazing deals—some up $3,000 off the list price. While it’s mostly engagement rings, you’ll also find several diamond necklaces and dazzling stud earrings. We especially love the Round Brilliant Under Halo Trio Micropavé Engagement Ring and the Brilliant Diamond Studs Earrings.
Buy it: Normally $250+, Now $188+, Kay.com
You know what they say…every kiss begins with Kay! Now through Valentine’s Day, Kay Jewelers is offering 25% to 40% off everything. The sale is featuring incredible deals on lab-created diamonds, including the brand’s fashion collection and bridal collection of engagement rings and wedding bands. Plus, select solitaire rings are 10% off.
Charles & Colvard
Buy it: Normally $389+, Now $350+, Charlesandcolvard.com
Charles & Colvard offers a vast collection of lab-grown diamond jewelry, from engagement rings to earrings to necklaces—and now you can shop up to 20% off throughout the site until February 15. You’ll want to hop on this sale ASAP, as select in-stock items can still arrive by Valentine’s Day.
Buy it: Normally $470+, Now $250+, Danielsjewelers.com
Daniel’s Jewelers is offering 15% off sitewide with discount code LOVE until February 15 (excluding clearance, watches, Star Wars collection, and personalized items). The family-owned jewelry brand specializes in stylish and affordable jewelry, including lab-grown engagement rings, earrings, bracelets, and more.
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Chloe Caldwell is a Commerce Writer for Brides. She has more than five years of journalism experience writing about beauty, fashion, accessories, and weddings.