Lab diamonds

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

They are not really cheaper, except in fancy colour.  I have some fancy pinks and they were tons cheaper than natural pink diamonds of the same colour.  And mine are ideally cut, which is a great benefit of lab diamonds.  But the whites are similar in price.  Gemesis is another producer of lab diamonds, as well as Chatham.  Mine are from Chatham.

blurry pic of mine, still unset

Post # 4
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146 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I think the other advantage is that you don’t have to worry whether they were ethically sourced (no worries that it could be a blood diamond). 

Main downside is if you want a huge diamond. I think they have trouble making them larger than a carat. 

Otherwise they are molecularly identical to “natural” diamonds and no one could tell the difference. 

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