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Lightbox | Lab-Grown Diamonds for Every Occasion

***Special thanks to Lightbox for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own.***

I’ve always been one to keep it pretty simple when it comes to jewelry. Recently, I discovered Lightbox, an online retailer offering laboratory-grown diamonds that are just as sparkly and pretty as natural diamonds. In fact, they even share the same physical, optical, and chemical properties! I was intrigued by what Lightbox has to offer, and got myself a gorgeous halo 3/4 carat blue pendant necklace. It pairs beautifully with literally anything I choose to wear for the day. There is nothing quite like putting on my outfit and having my jewelry match effortlessly, every time.

The brilliant concept of lab-grown diamonds is new to me. Since I found it to be quite interesting, I wanted to share more about it with you guys! I was surprised to learn that while lab-grown diamonds share the same characteristics as rare, natural diamonds, the process required to create lab-grown ones is different. In short, a tiny piece of a lab-grown diamond is placed into a plasma reactor, where it’s heated to over 6000 degrees Fahrenheit. The time it takes to grow depends on how big you want the crystal to get. Generally speaking, it’s big enough to cut into a polished stone after about 400 hours. As you might imagine, bigger stones take longer to make.

Did you know that natural diamonds in exquisite colors are extremely rare and valuable? Lightbox is able to create jewels in blush pink and baby blue, any day of the week! Pretty neat, right? Their scientists are already diligently working on developing future sparkling colors for us to enjoy. I’m here hoping lavender is a color in the works!

For now, I’m obsessing over my classic halo blue pendant necklace.  The pendant is available in a variety of carat sizes to suit everyone’s level of sparkle. Thanks to the rhodium plated sterling silver, I never have to worry about the necklace tarnishing with everyday wear!

These stones are available now, and you can see these jewels here. I’m already crushing hard on a few other things I see… which means I may or may not treat myself to another beauty soon. At an affordable price point of $800 per carat, how could I not? I also love that Lightbox is so transparent with their pricing – I’m never left wondering how much my necklace will come out to be.

Lightbox’s jewels are perfect gifts for the important women in your life. As a gal who appreciates the lighter moments in life, I love that I don’t feel the need to have a special occasion to wear my necklace. It’s suitable for everyday wear, no matter the moment!

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96 Comments
  • Eileen
    October 19, 2018

    I love how timeless and classic that pendant is! It is gorgeous and like you said, goes beautifully with any outfit. I will have to look more deeply into Lightbox – I think my mom would love to receive one of these necklaces for Christmas! 🙂

    • Sharon Wu
      October 19, 2018

      So glad that you are a fan too, Eileen! Lightbox Jewelry is a great gift idea this holiday season 🙂

  • Jennifer
    October 19, 2018

    Great post! I learned so much. Your necklace is so pretty too. 🙂

    • Sharon Wu
      October 19, 2018

      Thank you Jennifer! That makes me happy to hear 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Miki
    October 19, 2018

    Loving those jewels Sharon. Diamond are a girls best friend! That necklace is so pretty. What a great piece. 🙂

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 19, 2018

      That is so true, Miki! Thank you so much. This necklace would be so pretty on you too! xoxo

  • Amanda Yorton
    October 19, 2018

    That is so cool! I didn’t know they could make diamonds in a laboratory! I want all of them!! Pink ones first. Haha

    • Sharon Wu
      October 19, 2018

      I know right? I was pretty surprised myself! You learn new things everyday 😉 Pink is a great choice babe!

  • Eric kay
    October 19, 2018

    What can’t science do? I wish these were around when I got married. Would have saved a lot of money

    • Sharon Wu
      October 20, 2018

      Haha right? Technology and science has come a long way!

  • Kileen
    October 19, 2018

    This diamond and necklace is absolutely beautiful babe. I love how simple but stunning it is. Such a perfect accessory.

    Kileen
    cute & little

    • Sharon Wu
      October 20, 2018

      Thanks Kileen! I’m glad you think so too. I’m all about simplicity 🙂

  • HilLesha
    October 19, 2018

    I don’t wear much jewelry, but I think these designs are absolutely gorgeous! I’d gift it to someone like my mom since she loves diamond jewelry.

    • Sharon Wu
      October 20, 2018

      I’m the same way. Usually don’t wear much jewelry but when I do, it’s lightweight and simple ones like this beauty!

  • Maartje van Sandwijk
    October 20, 2018

    This is so cool! I love small jewellery like this 😉

    • Sharon Wu
      October 20, 2018

      This necklace would be so beautiful on you! xo

  • Kate
    October 20, 2018

    Oooh I love this , lab grown diamonds, guessing that makes them cruelty free? Definitely looking in to them!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 20, 2018

      It’s definitely more eco-friendly! 🙂

  • Mira
    October 20, 2018

    Looks lovely!

    Mira Audrey’s

  • Anika May
    October 20, 2018

    Absolutely stunning photos and I love the piece you chose, really nice!

    Anika | anikamay.co.uk

  • angel
    October 20, 2018

    i would definitely one want for my mom. it’s her birthday on monday i want to give her something special. maybe i’ll get something similar for her. thanks for the idea.

    • Sharon Wu
      October 20, 2018

      Oooohhh! Happy early birthday to your mom! This pendant necklace would be a perfect birthday gift to her! 🙂

  • Diana Tidswell
    October 20, 2018

    Loving those pieces, it so beautiful, very classic and looks really elegant and I really want to have that.

    • Sharon Wu
      October 20, 2018

      It is indeed very timeless and elegant, which is why I wear it with literally everything these days 🙂

  • Danielle
    October 20, 2018

    How cool is this! I have never even heard of Lightbot until now. I will have to check it out!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 20, 2018

      Ahh I’m glad I’m able to introduce you to a new brand that I absolutely love, and think you will too! xoxo

  • Candace
    October 20, 2018

    I love how delicate are these!!! <3 Thank you for sharing!!

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 20, 2018

      I do too! Thanks for stopping by darling! xo

  • Jessica
    October 20, 2018

    First, you are stunning! Love finding your blog! And second-what a cool concept to grow diamonds in a lab. They really make a beautiful fit in time for the holidays! xo, Jessica

    • Sharon Wu
      October 20, 2018

      Thank you Jessica! I think it’s a really neat concept too and quite honestly, didn’t know such a technique existed before stumbling across Lightbox. I can’t wait to see what more they have in store as the holidays get closer 🙂

  • Lyosha
    October 20, 2018

    Looks beautiful! Diamonds are good friend for pretty everyone. I like it a lot. Shiny!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 21, 2018

      Thank you Lyosha! I have to agree with that 🙂

  • Nataly
    October 20, 2018

    That necklace is beautiful! So simple and elegant!

  • Lisa Rios
    October 20, 2018

    I never knew lab-grown diamonds were real! That is so cool!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 21, 2018

      I didn’t know before discovering Lightbox too! It’s a pretty neat concept for sure 🙂 xx

  • Lanae Bond
    October 20, 2018

    I never knew diamonds could be grown in a lab! The jewelry looks so beautiful that I cannot tell the difference between a natural diamond and the Lightbox diamond!

  • Briana
    October 20, 2018

    Looks gorge girl! I love jewelry like this!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

  • Stephanie
    October 20, 2018

    Wowza! This necklace is beyond stunning! I think diamonds are the most stunning jewel to add to any collection. I love this on you. So luxurious.

    • Sharon Wu
      October 21, 2018

      Thank you Stephanie! I just got another in pink and just love both!

  • adriana
    October 20, 2018

    That necklace is SO dainty and stunning! I love it, such a perfect everyday piece!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 21, 2018

      Thank you Adriana! It really is a perfect everyday piece.

  • Sockwun
    October 20, 2018

    I love this! I’ve never heard about lab-grown diamonds either, so this is exciting news! I’m not sure about the sustainability aspect, but it’s gotta beat mining natural diamonds. Thanks for sharing! I love the necklace you chose. (;

    Sockwun | ExtraExtravagant.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 21, 2018

      Thank you beautiful! It’s definitely a newer concept I believe, because I didn’t know about it until coming across Lightbox myself!

  • maysz
    October 21, 2018

    Your necklace so beautiful and brilliant! Love this jewelry

  • Vance Madrid
    October 21, 2018

    I am so in love with the pendant! This is a great holiday gift idea. Thanks for sharing.

    • Sharon Wu
      October 21, 2018

      Thank you Vance! I know I’ll be gifting a few of these beauties to my closest girl friends this holiday season.

  • Preet
    October 21, 2018

    What an amazing gift idea I just love everything abou this. Every details is so fabulous. I may.need to have this.

    • Sharon Wu
      October 21, 2018

      Thank you Preet! This pendant necklace would be gorgeous on you xx

  • Ellie Plummer
    October 21, 2018

    I have never heard of Lightbox before but this jewellery looks so gorgeous, I love the necklace

  • Annemarie LeBlanc
    October 21, 2018

    I think this lab grown diamond is as elegant as the natural one. I love the simplicity but goodness, the impact it would give to any outfit is awesome! I will check this out. I hope someone would give me this for Christmas!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 21, 2018

      It truly is – I totally agree with you, Annemarie! I hope that you’ll be able to receive Lightbox as a Christmas gift this year too 😉

  • Jessica
    October 21, 2018

    I love pendants like this, simple, yet so elegant and timeless. So pretty on you dear.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 22, 2018

      This pendant would be gorgeous on you too dear! Thank you! xo

  • Christine Kong
    October 21, 2018

    Oh wow, this necklace is gorgeous! I’ve never heard of Lightbox diamonds before so thank you for giving a detailed review. It’s great that they can create these exquisite diamonds in the lab and make them any color. The price point is amazing too and would make great gift ideas for the holidays and things like mother’s day and Valentine’s day. This necklace is definitely a keeper and one you can wear everyday!

    Christine | http://dailykongfidence.com/

    • Sharon Wu
      October 22, 2018

      I know right? I am so excited to see them make more fun colors in the near future 🙂

  • Deborah
    October 22, 2018

    That necklace is SO pretty, dainty, and classic!

  • Woodeline
    October 22, 2018

    Diamond is every girl s best friend. The necklace is beautiful

    • Sharon Wu
      October 22, 2018

      Couldn’t agree more babe! I sure love mine!

  • The Tale of Mummyhood
    October 22, 2018

    How beautiful, I do love a diamond!

  • Julia Corot Comil
    October 22, 2018

    Never heard about lab grown diamonds. I am happy to know about it as it sounds ethical too! Your pictures are beautiful as always

  • Nailil
    October 22, 2018

    I love how delicate this necklace is. It is perfect to wear for any occasion like you said.

    Xx, Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

  • Samantha Mariko
    October 23, 2018

    This is my first time hearing of lab-grown diamonds and I’m so intrigued! the necklace you are wearing is divine <3 Gorgeous photos!
    xo Samantha

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2018

      Thank you Samantha! I know right? I recently learned of them too and find the concept so interesting.

  • Ruth
    October 23, 2018

    I never knew lab grown diamonds was a thing before reading this! They honestly look just as beautiful as the real thing. Thank you so much for sharing. I will be looking more into these products 🙂

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2018

      It’s a new concept to me as well, and I love it! Glad to have inspired you to look more into them! xx

  • Monidipa Dutta
    October 23, 2018

    So lovely and beautiful. I learnt so much.

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2018

      Thank you darling! Glad to hear that xx

  • Joanna
    October 23, 2018

    I have to admit that whilst I have heard about man made pearls, I have never heard about lab grown diamonds. It is a very new concept to me, very interesting though, especially if they look the same as real diamonds.

    • Sharon Wu
      October 23, 2018

      It is a new concept to me as well, and I love it!

  • Dana Brillante-Peller
    October 23, 2018

    Such a lovely diamond. I love finding a set that works for every occasion. It definitely is charming

    • Sharon Wu
      October 24, 2018

      This one certainly works for every occasion! xx

  • Fatima Torres
    October 23, 2018

    I can’t get over how elegant yet simple this necklace looks. So pretty and versatile

  • Christa
    October 23, 2018

    I love the idea of factory produced diamonds. It seems much more ethical. I love a necklace that’s versatile enough to wear on special occasions or every day.

    • Sharon Wu
      October 24, 2018

      It is! I wear mine literally everywhere hahaha

  • Blushblushtomato
    October 24, 2018

    Wow, it didnt look like a lab diamond, look like a real diamond instead! beautiful!

  • Rachel
    October 24, 2018

    Oh wow I love them! Will check them out! So beautiful!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 25, 2018

      Their jewels are definitely gorgeous! I love how versatile and timeless they are 🙂

  • anna
    October 24, 2018

    Never heard of them but love the design. going to check it out more into it tonight.

    • Sharon Wu
      October 25, 2018

      Yay! Let me know if there’s something that strikes your eye 🙂 xx

  • Bernice
    October 25, 2018

    Beautiful diamonds are still beautiful no matter how they’re grown!

    https://www.bunnybernice.com

    • Sharon Wu
      October 25, 2018

      This is true! Lab-grown is just a new concept to me which I find to be quite intriguing. I recently got a second necklace from Lightbox (in pink) and love it!

  • Alexis
    October 29, 2018

    This necklace is so pretty! I had no idea they made diamonds in labs!

    • Sharon Wu
      October 30, 2018

      It’s quite a new concept to me too and I love it!

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