Blue Diamonds

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Newbee

My boyfriend ordered an enhanced 3/4 carat blue diamond for my ring (currently in assembly).  He ordered it online, and that will likely be your best bet.  We checked with local jewelers, but even the enhanced stones were prohibitively expensive.  Online he was able to find one at a much better price.

He did go overboard on the clarity and you’ll have more leeway with a blue diamond to go with lower clarity than you would with a white diamond, which should shave off a little of the cost. 

Before he ordered it, the only blue diamonds I had seen were tiny ones in a pave setting, which were nice, but not nearly as beautiful as my 3/4 carat one.  If you’ve only seen them online, you’ll be surprised at how pretty they are in person.    I don’t know what website my boyfriend ordered it from, as he doesn’t want me to know exactly how much it cost, but I could possibly get the info from him if you’d like 😉

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Blue diamonds are extremely expensive because they are so rare!  The smaller the diamond the more likely you’ll be able to find something that isn’t prohibitively expensive…

If you want size and blue, you’ll probably have to go enhanced, with all of the cautions that go along with those.  Good luck!

You can read more about fancy colored diamonds here:

http://pirateandapear.blogspot.com/2008/08/buying-fancy-color-diamonds-science.html

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I have a blue diamond ring set in a halo style of white diamonds.  I found the ring at an estate sale and got it appraised – but they never told me whether the diamond was treated or untreated.  But i LOVE IT!  I think it was actually a wedding set at one time (it came with a matching white diamond band).    It would make a great wedding ring in my opinion.

But if you are checking out colored diamonds – there are tons of colors of diamonds – and many of them are even more rare than blue diamonds.  (Red, black, cognac, chocolate, and – my two favorite PINK and Yellow!)  Check them all out if you are in the market for a colored diamond…they are gorgeous!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

Maybe I’m biased because it’s what I have, but I would recommend you check out aquamarines! I have an round-cut aquamarine with a pave setting in white gold, and I looooove how it looks. The white diamonds really set off the light blue aquamarine beautifully. Plus, they are MUCH cheaper than blue diamonds–much more bling for your buck Wink

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m partial too… go look at aquamarines.  I have one to about a 2.5 carat set in platnium with diamonds all around.  check it out on my posts.  If you are still set on a blue diamond you might look at pricescope.com.  I found out lots of really good information about aquamarines on there and I’m sure you’ll find more info on diamonds.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

I don’t have a blue diamond, but I do have an sapphire e-ring and I absolutely LOVE it.  If the cost of a blue diamond is too much for you and you have your heart set on blue check out sapphires.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

My husband looked into blue diamonds for my ring and found out a few things.  You can get blue as natural or enhanced. The natural are soo expensive because they are so rare and (unfortunatley) finding them anywhere outside of Africa is even more rare… so beware of conflicts! The enhanced can be beautiful… but often the diamond they use are of a “lower quality”  to begin with. (I put that in quotes becaue I think that if I cant see an error in it then who cares?  But i know lots of people, like my husband, really do care.)

Personally, I think, go for a sapphire or aquamarine depending on the depth of the color you want. (Espcially since sapphires are second only to diamonds on the hardness scale.)

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Here is my blue diamond halo. =) I LOVE it! 

Post # 11
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I work in a jewelry store. I have never seen blue diamonds before working in my store. when i saw them, it was love at first site. They are so different. Blue is my favorite color, and i thought it would be nice to have something that was different then the norm white engagment right. when we would get slow at work, I would try on the blue diamond rings and hope that one day i would have my own. On December 25, 2011, My dreams came true! and my boyfriend of 3 years asked me to marry him. When i was the ring, I was shocked! and started to cry. It was such a special moment. My blue diamond ring is in a halo style setting with 2 white diamonds one each side. Still can’t belive its mine.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

As I understand it, there are a couple ways you can get a blue diamond:

Irradiated – the most common and affordable blue diamonds.  It’s a treatment that turns the diamonds blue.  Diamonds can also be dyed blue.  It’s a tealy blue.

 

Boron – this occurs during the formation of the carbon crystal.  If boron’s present, you get a more true blue.  Naturally occuring blue diamonds are extremely rare and expensive.  You can also get lab created diamonds formed this way.  They cost about the same as a natural white diamond.  DNEA and Takara are two companies that offer these; I’m sure there are others, but these are the only ones that come to mind.

 

 

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My blue diamond e-ring:)

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My blue diamond I picked out!  Being assembled now…  :)!!!

 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

As beautiful as the pic is…it does it no justice!!!  Keep that in mind 🙂

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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