Diamond Nexus or Quorri!? Help my friend get his future wife an e-ring!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@PuckBunny:  tell him to run like the wind in the opposite direction. it’s glorified cubic zirconia. he can find beautiful cubic zirconia rings for a fraction of the cost in department stores.  

Post # 5
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3420 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

What about moissanite? I haven’t heard good things about diamond nexus. Some people also opt for a white sapphire! if it were me, I’d shoot for a moissy or dnea for lab grown diamonds hope that helps!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

It would help to know if his girlfriend doesn’t want a diamond because she doesn’t want a clear, colorless stone, or because she’s concerned with the ethical issues surrounding mined diamonds.  If she still wants a clear colorless stone, try moissanite or white sapphire.  If she wants a colored stone, there’s sapphire (blue, pink, green, etc.), ruby, emerald, garnet… He should focus on stones toward the higher end of the Mohs’ scale of hardness so they’re durable for everyday wear.

Post # 7
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1443 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

I also have read tons of bad reviews on weddingbee about diamond nexus (just do a keyword search for it on this site). I have moissanite (in my case, a wedding band), and I really love it.  I have a diamond e-ring right now, but if I ever upgrade in size, it’s going to be to a moissanite. 

one of the things that makes me feel very “secure” in my decision is that when a moissanite is tested in a jewelry store, it can sometimes bring up a false posistive as a diamond!  as in it really does have very similar qualities. I’m not trying to pass mine off as diamonds, but — in addition to the many other positive reviews I’ve read regarding moissanite on the bee —  I helps me feel better that the claims of its quality are not bunk.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

yup, those aren’t diamonds, just CZ diamond simulants. If she dislikes diamonds she would probably prefer a colored gemstone so that it doesn’t resemble the thing she dislikes so much. Sapphires make for excellent engagement rings. The blue sapphire is a total classic in that regard, coming right after diamond as a traditional engagement ring choice.

 

Post # 11
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7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@PuckBunny:  Hmm slippery slope. If she is adamant about not having a diamond, why is he getting her something that is designed to pass off as one? Doesn’t make sense to me. I think he should look into other stones that aren’t diamonds.. like rubies, emeralds, sapphires, etc.

Is she adamant about having a lab created stone? If so, maybe moissanite is an option. Or a lab created sapphire or something.

I think he should look into this a bit further. If I didn’t want a certain type of stone, I would not want something that looked just like it… but maybe that’s just me!

Post # 13
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think some people are missing the fact that she doesn’t want a diamond for ethical reasons. Meaning she probably wouldn’t mind something that looked like a diamond at all. I suggest Moissy, although I’ve got heirloom diamonds. I’ve just heard so many amazing things about Moissanite from this site and others. Good luck to your friend!

 

Post # 14
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240 posts
Helper bee

I would suggest a white sapphire! Beautiful, durable, looks diamond-y, and very affordable!

Post # 15
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6407 posts
Bee Keeper

@PuckBunny:  Then he can get a Canadian diamond, a sapphire with a verified “birth certificate” from someone he really trusts, or a lab-grown diamond or sapphire. (there are still pollution issues regarding lab-grown stones but maybe they don’t care about that so much). All resources come at some costs to the earth and her residents.

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I know nothing about quorri but diamond nexus is complete crap and a total rip off.

Tell him to check out asha or moissanite.

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