Last updated: December 4, 2023

5 of Our Best Lab Grown Engagement Rings Crafted in Australia

Proposing with an engagement ring


Ever wondered if your dream engagement ring could sparkle just as brilliantly without the hefty price tag? Join us on a captivating journey into the world of lab grown engagement rings, where we explore the magic behind these ethically crafted gems. 

In this exploration, we’ll delve into the unique allure of lab-grown diamonds, discuss their advantages, peek at the differences in price, and unveil why they’ve become a sought-after choice for couples seeking both elegance and responsibility in their symbol of love. So, are lab-grown diamonds the key to achieving the perfect blend of affordability and sophistication? Let’s find out!

Understanding Lab Grown Diamond Engagement Rings

Lab-grown diamonds, also known as synthetic or cultured diamonds, are created through advanced technological processes that replicate the conditions under which diamonds naturally form. These diamonds share the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds, making them indistinguishable to the naked eye. The key difference lies in their origin—the former crafted in a controlled laboratory setting and the latter formed beneath the Earth’s surface over millions of years.

Lab-grown diamonds offer a sustainable and ethical alternative to traditional mined diamonds. By eliminating the environmental impact and ethical concerns associated with mining, these diamonds align with the growing preference for responsible and conscious consumer choices.

1. Lilly Pilly: A Feminine Original with Extra Spark

Lilly pilly white gold engagement ring

As we journey into the heart of our collection, let’s explore the intricacies of Lilly Pilly. This engagement ring, a true feminine original, boasts a round-cut main stone adorned with a hidden diamond halo and a delicately crafted diamond band. Beyond its aesthetic allure, Lilly Pilly represents a commitment to sustainability, as its diamonds are lab-grown with precision and care.

The extra spark that defines Lilly Pilly extends beyond its design—it symbolizes the spark of innovation and responsibility in the realm of fine jewellery. Choosing this ring is not just a declaration of love; it’s a conscious decision to embrace ethical and sustainable practices.

2. Southern Star: A Classic Gem in the Era of Lab-Grown Diamonds

Southern star white gold engagement ring

In the pursuit of classic beauty, we encounter the Southern Star design. This timeless engagement ring, featuring a round-cut main stone in a 6-claw setting with a gracefully pinched band, exemplifies the enduring appeal of simplicity. In the era of lab-grown diamonds, Southern Star stands as a classic gem, combining tradition with the innovation of ethical sourcing.

The brilliance of Southern Star extends beyond its aesthetic charm; it embodies the timeless values of love and commitment. With lab-grown diamonds adorning this classic piece, you not only wear a symbol of enduring love but also contribute to a more sustainable and responsible future.

3. Waratah: A Versatile Solitaire Tailored for Every Love Story

Waratah lab grown engagement ring

Named after the iconic Australian flower, Waratah is a testament to versatility in design. This classy solitaire accommodates every diamond cut, ensuring a perfect match for every love story. Crafted with a solid base, under bezel, and a secure 4-claw setting, Waratah exemplifies the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into our lab-grown diamond rings.

The versatility of Waratah mirrors the diversity of love itself. With lab-grown diamonds gracing its setting, this engagement ring not only adapts to various cuts but also embraces the commitment to ethical and sustainable practices in the jewellery industry.

4. Gardenia: A Bold Union of Elegance and Strength

Gardenia: a bold union of elegance and strength

For those drawn to a bolder aesthetic, Gardenia awaits with its thicker band and distinctive design. Typically featuring a round-cut diamond and available in 18ct white, yellow gold or two-tone (as pictured), this engagement ring stands out with its crossing under bezel—a symbol of strength and unity. Crafted with lab-grown diamonds, Gardenia is a bold union of elegance and responsibility.

Gardenia’s thicker band adds a touch of boldness to the design, reflecting the courage required to embark on a lifelong journey together. Each element of this ring is a deliberate choice to create a piece that not only adorns but also resonates with the profound commitment shared between partners.

5. Wattle: Unveiling the Wow Factor with Lab Grown Diamonds

Wattle two tone engagement ring

Prepare for a show-stopping revelation with Wattle, our pièce de résistance. Crafted for those seeking the wow factor, Wattle features a main stone of any cut, embraced by a halo of diamonds and a band adorned with diamonds. The brilliance of Wattle extends beyond its aesthetic appeal—it delivers jaw-dropping allure without an astronomical price tag, thanks to our commitment to high-quality lab-grown diamonds.

Wattle isn’t just a ring; it’s a masterpiece that tells a story of opulence and enduring beauty. The diamond-studded band and halo add an extra layer of glamour, ensuring that Wattle is not just worn but celebrated daily as a testament to your extraordinary connection.

Is a Lab Grown Diamond Suitable for an Engagement Ring?

Now, you might be wondering, “Is a lab-grown diamond suitable for an engagement ring?” The answer is a resounding YES! Lab-grown diamonds have become increasingly popular for several compelling reasons. Not only are they ethically sourced and environmentally friendly, but they also possess the same dazzling brilliance as their mined counterparts.

Choosing a lab-grown diamond for your engagement ring is not just a modern and responsible choice; it’s a commitment to sustainability. It’s a small yet impactful way to contribute to the well-being of our planet while celebrating a love that knows no bounds. Whether you’re captivated by the allure of lab-grown diamonds or drawn to the timeless beauty of traditional mined diamonds, the choice becomes not just a personal preference but a statement of values.

The Advantages of Choosing Lab-Grown Diamonds

As we immerse ourselves in the brilliance of our lab-grown diamond collection, let’s explore the advantages that make these diamonds an increasingly popular choice:

Environmental Sustainability

Lab-grown diamonds significantly reduce the environmental impact associated with traditional diamond mining. By opting for diamonds cultivated in a controlled lab setting, you contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly jewellery industry.

Ethical Sourcing

Traditional diamond mining has been marred by concerns related to ethical practices. Lab-grown diamonds eliminate these concerns by ensuring a transparent and ethical supply chain, free from the issues often associated with mined diamonds.

Cost Efficiency

Lab-grown diamonds offer a cost-effective alternative without compromising on quality or brilliance. The controlled manufacturing process allows for more predictable pricing, making high-quality diamonds more accessible to a wider audience.

Quality Assurance

The controlled environment of a laboratory ensures a consistent and high standard of quality for lab-grown diamonds. Each diamond undergoes rigorous testing and certification, providing consumers with confidence in the authenticity and quality of their purchase.

Lab-Grown Diamonds vs. Mined Diamonds: A Transparent Comparison

To make an informed choice, let’s compare lab-grown diamonds with their mined counterparts across key aspects:


Lab-Grown Diamonds: Crafted in controlled laboratory settings, replicating the natural diamond-growing process.

Mined Diamonds: Formed naturally beneath the Earth’s surface over millions of years.

Environmental Impact

Lab-Grown Diamonds: Minimal environmental impact, significantly reducing the carbon footprint associated with traditional mining.

Mined Diamonds: Diamond mining often leads to deforestation, habitat disruption, and carbon emissions.

Ethical Concerns

Lab-Grown Diamonds: Ethical sourcing, free from concerns related to child labor, conflict diamonds, or human rights violations.

Mined Diamonds: Traditional diamond mining has been associated with ethical issues, including the exploitation of labor and funding conflicts. At Diamondport, we ensure that all our diamonds are ethically sourced. 


Lab-Grown Diamonds: More cost-effective, offering a more budget-friendly option for high-quality diamonds. 

Mined Diamonds: Prices can vary widely based on factors such as carat, cut, color, and clarity, making them more expensive.

For instance, a Lab-Grown solitaire ring like the Southern Star set with a 1.00 carat round brilliant cut diamond  (F VS2 clarity) starts at $4350 and one with a natural diamond starts at $15900.


Lab-Grown Diamonds: Consistent quality, with each diamond undergoing rigorous testing and certification.

Mined Diamonds: Quality can vary, and imperfections may be present due to the natural formation process.

Lab-Grown Diamonds in Australia: Affordable Elegance and Ethical Brilliance

As we shift our focus to the affordability and accessibility of lab-grown diamonds in Australia, let’s delve into the unique advantages they bring to the table:


Lab-grown diamonds have emerged as a more accessible option for individuals seeking high-quality, beautiful diamonds without the hefty price tag. This accessibility ensures that a broader audience can partake in the joy of adorning themselves with ethically sourced and brilliantly crafted diamonds.

Ethical Brilliance Down Under

In Australia, the demand for ethical and sustainable practices extends beyond the food and fashion industries to the world of jewellery. Lab-grown diamonds have become a symbol of ethical brilliance down under, capturing the hearts of those who value responsible consumer choices.

Environmental Stewardship

Australia’s commitment to environmental stewardship aligns seamlessly with the ethos of lab-grown diamonds. As consumers become more conscious of their ecological footprint, the option to choose diamonds that contribute to environmental sustainability resonates strongly within the Australian market.

Supporting Local Craftsmanship

Opting for lab-grown diamonds in Australia means supporting local craftsmanship and innovation. As the demand for ethical and sustainable jewellery grows, local artisans and designers have embraced the beauty and versatility of lab-grown diamonds, contributing to the flourishing landscape of responsible jewellery practices.


Woman wearing engagement ring

In conclusion, our extensive exploration has not only unveiled the brilliance of our lab-grown diamond engagement rings but has also provided a comprehensive understanding of the advantages they offer. 

Lab-grown diamonds have revolutionized the jewellery industry, offering an ethical and sustainable alternative without compromising on quality or elegance. As we navigate the landscape of fine jewellery in Australia, the choice between lab-grown and mined diamonds becomes not just a personal preference but a statement of values.

Now that we’ve delved into the fascinating world of lab-grown engagement rings, it’s time to hear from you! Among our exquisite collection featuring Lilly Pilly, Southern Star, Waratah, Gardenia, and Wattle, which one captures your heart?

Share your preference and let the journey to your perfect engagement ring unfold!

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