A visual guide to natural vs. cultured diamonds

If the natural vs. cultured diamond debate has dispelled the magic of your engagement ring journey, you are not alone. Fortunately at Molten Store, we see beauty in diamonds of all kinds, and are deeply passionate about matching our engagement ring seekers to the diamond that is right for them.

To help you find the one that's right for you, we're breaking down the similarities and differences of natural (earth-mined) and cultured (lab grown) stones so that you can achieve a clear view of your dream diamond.


Natural diamonds are as timeless as the Earth itself, formed deep beneath the Earth's crust under intense pressure and heat. Each one is a unique masterpiece, bearing its own characteristics, making it truly one-of-a-kind. For those who value the allure of nature's raw beauty and the sense of rarity that comes with it, a natural diamond might be the perfect expression of your love.

Cultured diamonds, on the other hand, are the result of cutting-edge technology and human ingenuity. Created in controlled laboratory environments, they exhibit the same chemical and optical properties as their natural counterparts. What sets them apart is their affordability and ethical sourcing, as they have a minimal impact on the environment and are free from the uncertainties of mining practices.

At Molten Store, we take pride in offering a wide selection of diamond engagement rings, thoughtfully crafted with both natural and cultured diamonds. Each piece embodies the essence of love and commitment, regardless of the diamond's origin.

Ultimately, the choice between a natural or cultured diamond depends on your personal preferences, values, and budget. Whichever option you choose, rest assured that both hold a remarkable beauty and represent an eternal commitment of love.

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