Newbee needs help

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

You are new… that wasn’t lengthy lol! 

Can you post links or pics to the rings you are thinking about?

 

here is a very good link to filled diamonds 

http://www.goodoldgold.com/4Cs/Clarity/ClarityEnhancedDiamonds/

 

People may try to talk you out of it on here but if it is a good company and a good return option if you dont like I would say it should be find.

Post # 5
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2927 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Renew74:  I have heard that fracture filled can look grey in person. The “filler” gets old and can turn weird colors. I have also heard of it falling out. It’s definately not “forever” stone unless you know where to send it to get refilled and repaired. I’d make sure they have a good return policy.

I would bite the bullet and pay the extra $1,000 for something you will be happier with longer.

 

Post # 6
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5518 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Renew74:  I have no personal experience with it, but I am under the impression that filled diamonds are more prone to crack and show discoloration and is not excatly an everyday forever stone.

Post # 9
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1517 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would suggest you go to the link above (good old gold) and read his article. 

@NEAM2014:  Thanks for the link – very interesting reading. I have known of Good Old Gold for years. Great reputation and a valuable source of information!

 

Post # 10
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1517 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

It looks like there are two different processes. One is “fracture filled” and the other is “laser”. The difference is the “laser” treatment lasts and the “filled” is guaranteed to last and if it doesn’t, present a card to your jeweller and it will be fixed.

As well, the lasered stone can be sent to GIA while the filled stone cannot.

Interesting. A good way to save some money and the only way you will see the filled line is through magnification. It even fools some experts. (It looks like a faint purple line)

Ok…that’s my contribution for now. lol

Post # 12
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1517 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

@Renew74:  I suppose it’s all in your priorities. Do you want more bang for the buck and do you mind if it’s been treated? Personally I prefer a non-treated diamond to a treated diamond. – (both are natural diamonds) –

Having said that, I did buy a colour treated diamond band when I was away last year. It’s just a band of diamonds, blue mixed with white. I knew exactly what I was buying and weighed the pros and cons before purchasing. My ering is not treated, nor is my rhr.

Again, those are all very personal choices but if it were me – I’d go for untreated for my ering, if I could afford it.

ETA: It’s quite the balancing act isn’t it? Carat, colour, cut, clarity.

Post # 14
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1517 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I do like the look of the ring on your finger!! I think untreated is a little scary and if you can get the same deal elsewhere untreated -well then you’ve (imo) made a great decision.

I can’t wait to hear what you decide. (6 kids!!!! – busy lady Smile)

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