David Weliver is the founding editor of Money Under 30 and has spent nearly 20 years as a financial journalist and consumer advocate. He’s also the publisher of Diamond Buying School, a website dedicated to helping consumers make informed decisions when purchasing diamond jewelry. He lives near Portland, ME with his family.
Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds - they were just created in a lab instead of in the earth. The best part is that they tend to be higher quality, cheaper, and better for the environment. But, as with anything, there are shady dealers out there, so make sure you are shopping with a reputable seller.