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  1. See What Our Shoppers Are Buying: 5 of Our Most Popular Lab-Created Diamond Engagement Rings

    Lab-created diamonds are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to earth-mined diamonds. Lab diamonds are man-made diamonds that consist of carbon atoms arranged in a diamond crystal structure with the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as natural diamonds. In other words, lab diamond rings appear visually identical to natural diamond rings—even jewelry experts find it difficult to distinguish between lab-created diamonds and natural diamonds with the naked eye.

    Lab diamonds are not only sought after for their sparkle and brilliance, but they also make a sustainable choice and do not harm the Earth's surface. Lab-created diamonds are also typically more affordable than natural diamonds of comparable clarity, cut, and carat size.

    If you're thinking about tying the knot, here are five of our most popular lab-created diamond engagement rings.

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  2. Hope Is Stronger Than Fear: 5 Good Things to Think About

    When you're surrounded by sadness and negativity—like that surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak—it can be hard for even the most optimistic to stay strong. It's true that we need to take the virus seriously—it's capable of causing severe illness, death, and significant changes to the way we live and work. It's easy to stay focused on these negative thoughts, especially when they seem to be the center of every local and national news story.

    But pessimistic thinking under high pressure can be counterproductive. Obviously, there are things you need to know about the pandemic to keep yourself and those around you safe, but you don't need to drown yourself in negative thoughts and news stories. Instead, here are five good things to think about to help you move forward with determination and hope.

    Families are spending quality time together.

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  3. Sneaky Tips to Make Your Engagement Ring Look Bigger

    Purchasing the perfect engagement ring can be exciting as you try to find the gemstone that best signifies your true love for your significant other. With so many rings and ring sets available, the experience can become overwhelming at times as you explore options such as natural diamonds, cubic zirconia, synthetic diamonds, or other stones entirely. 

    Are you searching for a beautiful diamond engagement ring but feel dissuaded by the higher price tag of a large carat diamond at a big-box store? Find out some sneaky ways you can make your engagement ring look larger while still showcasing its beauty.

    Instead of focusing on carats, look at the cut of the diamond.

    Many diamond buyers tend to focus on the carat

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  4. Simple Engagement Ring Designs to Love Now and Forever

    Choosing an engagement ring is a huge decision because likely, you will wear that piece for a long timeand you want one that will be timeless and classic so that it always matches the current fashion trends.

    Some of those brilliant styles include solitaire diamonds, pavé wedding bands, and others available at Agape Diamonds. With white gold, yellow gold, and platinum band options, you can pick a ring that is worthy of your true love. We use only the best lab-created diamonds so that you will get the beauty of a luxury ring without the high diamond prices associated with mined diamonds. They're durable, shine with brilliance, and look just as crystal-clear as their natural counterparts without impurities. They're created in a special diamond foundry to get that stunning look, just like a natural diamond counterpart. You'll want to

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  5. Tips for Proposing at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

    While it’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has derailed plans right and left, being forced to stay at home, has definitely brought out the creativity in some of us, even if it feels like there is not much romance going on while you sit around in your pajamas, binge-watching shows on Netflix. 

    If you were planning the perfect proposal with the perfect engagement ring before COVID-19 shut down the world, there is good news: you can still create a romantic proposal at home. Check out some ways you can propose during the pandemic with a beautiful diamond engagement ring, whether you choose to use a natural diamond or synthetic diamonds.

    The good part is that, in general terms, a lab-grown diamond are pretty much the same as a natural diamond. If you're worried about the ethics of diamond mining or if the phrase "blood diamond" or "conflict diamond" m

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  6. These Lab-Grown Diamonds are Ethical and Gorgeous

    The Ethical Choice

    In today's world and especially in the United States, we strive to be as conscious as possible about the things we buy. From the food we put into our bodies the cars we drive, many of us research and make adjustments depending on the ethical, economic, and environmental impact our choices will have.

    It only makes sense that, eventually, this conscious way of making decisions would affect our fashion choices—and eventually how we choose our jewelry.

    It's no secret that mined natural diamonds have a huge negative impact, both environmentally and ethically. For every single carat of natural diamond mined, nearly three tons of mineral waste is created. That's a lot of waste for such a small gemstone, and all that damage to the Earth's surface likely isn't worth it. And because children are considered "cheap labor", they a

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  7. How to Choose a Necklace for Your Girlfriend

    As humans, we have been giving each other gifts practically since the beginning of time. Whether you're on the receiving end of a wonderful gift, or you get to see the joy of your loved one opening your gift, gifting is a symbolic way to communicate how you feel for each other.

    During the course of your relationship, the types of gifts you might get your girlfriend, fiance, and eventually, your wife will vary depending on their desires and your relationship.

    But there is one kind of gift that most women agree on

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  8. A Guide to Engagement Ring Financing

    Every single piece of diamond jewelry made by Agape Diamonds is manufactured with the highest quality materials and finished by artisan jewelers, ensuring that their customers get nothing short of the fine jewelry they deserve. And because Agape sells its jewelry straight to the customer without having to go through a jeweler, customers pay two to three times less than at other jewelry stores.

    However, sometimes even a wholesale diamond industry purchase is out of reach for customers, and instead of purchasing a stunning diamond engagement ring, they choose to opt for something more affordable like cubic zirconia, which is significantly different in clarity and quality to the naked eye when compared with a natural diamond or a lab diamond. Needless to say, high-quality items from the

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  9. Gift Guide For All Of The Ladies In Your Life

    Do you have a special occasion coming up and want to get the special lady in your life something that sparkles? Maybe you're looking for the perfect diamond engagement ring for when you pop the question, or maybe you want to get her some diamond jewelry just because.

    Nothing says "I love you" quite like fine jewelry. However, buying the right piece can make you feel like you're under extreme pressure.

    And regardless of the occasion, we've put together the perfect gift guide for all of the ladies in your life in case you don't have access to their wish list.

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  10. How to Choose an Engagement Ring Based on Your Personality

    The process of choosing a diamond engagement ring is an exciting time for every couple. But with so many diamond shapes, cuts, and ring settings to choose from, finding the perfect engagement ring can feel daunting. If you're not sure where to start, here's how shopping for a diamond ring based on your personality can help you find your perfect match.

    Step 1: Set your budget.

    Before you start jewelry shopping, set a price range. If this is your first time shopping for a diamond engagement ring, a diamond ring might seem like a significant investment. Set aside some time to have an honest conversation with your future spouse about your budget to decide how much you're willing to spend.

    If you're shopping for an engagement ring on a budget, consider working with a wholesale jeweler. By cutting out the middlemen, wholesale

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