Just think. You wouldn't want a computer using technology from 15 years ago. So why would you want an engagement ring that ignores today's technology? There are many choices for smart shoppers today, from traditional mined diamonds to lab-made stones. Here are some of the most important things to know when making your decision.

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*Diamond Nexus is in the business of Nexus Diamond™ Alternatives, and Lab Grown Diamonds™, and cannot confirm environmental and labor practices for the other types of manmade stones.