The 12 Best Lab-Grown Diamond Stud Earrings Money Can Buy

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Choosing which jewelry pieces to incorporate into your wedding day bridal look is all about balance—what will accentuate the ensemble without feeling overly distracting or bold? One answer to that question would be a pair of lab-grown diamond stud earrings. Sleek, timeless, and enduringly elegant, the stylish simplicity of a dazzling pair of studs can’t be overstated and choosing a lab-grown diamond, specifically, can be a thoughtful choice for any bride-to-be.

Lab-grown diamonds are grown in a lab where crystals form in controlled conditions of high heat and pressure over some time,” explains Stella Ma, Chief Product Officer at Italic. “These diamonds have a low impact on the environment and each one can be traced back to where it was grown from. And because these are grown in a controlled environment and with the advancements in technology, they are available to customers at a lower price-point.”

Meet the Expert

Stella Ma is the Chief Product Officer at Italic, a digital marketplace with items across fashion, home, and more that works directly with leading global manufacturers.

The positive environmental implications compounded with a lower price tag can be the deciding factors for wearing a pair of lab-grown diamond stud earrings on the big day.

Ahead—the best lab-grown diamond stud earrings currently on the market, plus learn more about what to consider when investing in your own pair.

VRAI Solitaire Stud

VRAI Solitaire Stud

VRAI

A pear-shaped lab-grown diamond is made particularly elegant with a sleek yellow gold setting.

Metal Type: 14K yellow, white, or rose gold | Diamond Shape: Round Brilliant, Oval, Emerald, Marquise, Pear, Trillion, Princess | Color: G-J | Clarity: VS2+ | Carat Weight: 0.25ct, 0.5ct, 0.75ct, 1ct +more

Italic Dalton Diamond Solitaire Studs

Italic Dalton Diamond Solitaire Studs

Italic

If a timeless pair of studs is what you seek, look no further than this pair featuring white gold metal and striking round lab-grown diamonds.

Metal Type: 18K recycled white gold | Diamond Shape: Round | Color: E-F | Clarity: VS | Carat Weight: 0.5ct, 1ct, 1.5ct, 2ct

Clean Origin Princess Diamond Stud Earrings

Clean Origin Princess Diamond Stud Earrings

Clean Origin

As the diamond cut suggests, these studs were made for a princess.

Metal Type: 18k white or yellow gold | Diamond Shape: Princess | Color: E-F | Clarity: VS+ | Carat Weight: 1ct

Edge of Ember Trillion Diamond Stud Earrings

Edge of Ember Trillion Diamond Stud Earrings

Edge of Ember

A small cluster of diamonds lends this pair of studs a particularly sparkling effect.

Metal Type: 14K yellow or white gold | Diamond Shape: Round | Color: G | Clarity: VVS2 | Carat Weight: 0.10ct total

Lightbox Lab-Grown Diamond Halo Earrings

Lightbox Lab-Grown Diamond Halo Earrings

Lightbox

Let your lobes catch the light in the room with this pair of halo earrings featuring round lab-grown diamonds.

Metal Type: 14K white gold | Diamond Shape: Round | Stone Color: White, pink, blue | Clarity: VS | Carat Weight: 1-2ct total

With Clarity Flower Natural Halo Diamond Earrings

With Clarity Flower Natural Halo Diamond Earrings

With Clarity.

A halo silhouette with a flower effect, this pair of studs is equal parts romantic and bold.

Metal Type: 14K yellow or white gold | Diamond Shape: Round | Color: I | Clarity: SI | Carat Weight: 0.78ct, 1.53ct

Brilliant Earth Certified Lab Created Diamond Stud Earrings

Brilliant Earth Certified Lab Created Diamond Stud Earrings

Brilliant Earth

The contrast between the round lab-grown diamonds and the gentle rose gold makes this pair of studs feel all the more charming.

Metal Type: Platinum, 18K yellow, white, or rose gold | Diamond Shape: Round | Color: H/I | Clarity: SI | Carat Weight: 0.5ct, 1ct

Consider the Wildflowers Classic Lab Grown Diamond Stud Earrings

Consider the Wildflowers Classic Lab Grown Diamond Stud Earrings

Consider the Wildflowers

The kind of timeless earrings you’ll find yourself wearing on any occasion.

Metal Type: 14K white or yellow gold | Diamond Shape: Round | Carat Weight: Approx. 0.5ct, 0.92ct, 1.68ct

Helzberg Light Heart Lab Grown Diamond Bar Stud Earring

Helzberg Light Heart Lab Grown Diamond Bar Stud Earring

Helzberg Diamonds

These studs are designed in a vertical row of lab-grown diamonds for a slightly unexpected pattern.

Metal Type: 14K white gold | Diamond Shape: Brilliant | Color: I+ | Clarity: SI2+ | Carat Weight: 0.25ct

Mia Donna Lab-Grown Diamond Bezel Stud earrings

Mia Donna Lab-Grown Diamond Bezel Stud earrings

Mia Donna

Though many stud earrings are designed with a prong setting, bezel also translates beautifully.

Metal Type: 14K recycled white, yellow, or rose gold | Diamond Shape: Round | Color: G/H | Clarity: SI | Carat Weight: 0.5ct, 1ct

Kimaï Duo Stud

Kimaï Duo Stud

Kimaï

Why have one lab-grown diamond on your earring stud when you can have two?

Metal Type: 18K recycled yellow, white, or rose gold | Diamond Shape: Brilliant | Color: DEF | Clarity: VS+ | Carat Weight: 0.35ct total

James Allen Three Prong Martini Lab Created Diamond Stud Earrings

James Allen Three Prong Martini Lab Created Diamond Stud Earrings

James Allen

With a prong setting name like ‘martini’, it’s no wonder these earrings are destined for the dance floor.

Metal Type: 14K yellow or white gold | Diamond Shape: Round brilliant | Color:
F-G | Clarity: VS2-SI1 | Carat Weight: 0.25ct, 0.5ct, 0.6ct, 0.75ct, 0.9ct, 1ct, 1.25ct, 1.5ct, 2ct

What to Look for in Lab-Grown Diamond Stud Earrings

Shape

Ma says that for stud earrings she recommends solitaire and circular-cut diamonds. “They allow the most light to shine through from all angles,” she notes. As for settings, she points toward prong. “This is due to the fact that it allows for the light to shine through, while also giving a higher degree of security with the prongs holding the diamond in place,” she says. "They should also be certified, giving you important information on cut, clarity, weight, and other pertinent details."

FAQ
  • What Is The Difference Between Lab-Grown and Natural Diamonds?

    As Ma touched on earlier, lab-grown diamonds are created in a laboratory under conditions of high heat and pressure. “On the other hand, traditionally mined diamonds face a much longer journey and are harvested from the earth, not grown,” Ma explains. “They formed many years ago and will likely be the oldest thing you ever touch. And most traditional diamonds are not gem quality as gem-quality is rare, thus making the cost much higher and more of an investment piece as their value can increase over time because there are a finite amount of traditional diamonds.” 

  • Are Lab-Grown Diamonds More Expensive?

    No, lab-grown diamonds are not more expensive than natural diamonds. In most cases, you can count on mined diamonds to cost more than their lab-grown counterparts—but that doesn’t mean they will be cheap. “There are fewer variable costs when creating a lab-grown diamond, which means the price can remain stable for a longer period. Many factors go into mining natural diamonds that are hard to control, including a limited supply, which can be seen in the volatility of their price for the end consumer,” Ma says. Generally speaking, lab-grown diamond jewelry is 30 percent less expensive to create than its natural, mined counterparts, she adds. “But mined diamonds are arguably much more of an investment piece, as their value can rise greatly over many years.” 

  • How Do You Know What Kind of Earrings to Wear for Your Wedding Day?

    Unless you envision your wedding day look to go in a distinctly bold direction you’ll want to choose a pair of earrings that enhance your appearance without dominating it. Naturally, a pair of sparkly studs falls into this category perfectly. Other options include small, dainty hoops or something vintage-inspired like pearl earrings.

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Brides contributor Nicole Kliest has over eleven years of experience writing in fashion. Her work has appeared on sites including Vogue, Fashionista, Who What Wear, The Zoe Report, Harper's Bazaar, and Elle, among others.

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