Post # 1
Hi everyone! I love blue diamonds, but I am begining to think they are just too pricey and the ever elusive blue moissanite continues to evade my grasp. So as I was surfing the net and avoiding my final paper of the semester 😉 I discovered Diamond Nexus, which has a Glacial Ice simulated diamond. It is much lighter than most of the blue diamonds I have seen but it seems to be a nice color none the less.
The only downside I have come across thus far is that there are not many settings that contain these stones, they sell them mostly loose. I have contacted the company to see if there is any way to purchase the colored stones in the enagement ring settings that they offer. I know that they offer custom ring design, but that might be difficult for some.
here is the link
what does everyone think? I have read some mixed reviews, mostly good, but does anyone own a diamond nexus diamond or stone?
Post # 3
FYI – The link brings up an “invalid page” on my IE browser 🙁
Post # 4
hmm… im not sure why…. I cant copy and paste it without it breaking the link i guess. anyway if you google diamond nexus glacial ice it will bring up the page.
I have been reading reviews of DNL on WB and I am starting to think that maybe this is not the alternative i was looking for and I will definitely be reviewing their product more before i look into purchasing any stone from them.. I am not liking what people have to say…
Post # 5
@SparkleBaby: The problem with DNL is that they have in the past (and maybe still do) lied about their stones not being CZ. They have claimed their CZ to be lab created diamonds. Just not a good reputation.
Natural blues are very rare and expensive, especially if you do not want irradiated ones. You can buy genuine lab-created diamonds though. D.NEA may be a good place to look:
Still pricey though, but a LOT less so than a natural non-treated blue.
Post # 6
@SparkleBaby: Also Sapphire might be a good alternative. The ice blue color isn’t as expensive as the deep blue (like Princess Di’s ring). It won’t have the fire but a good cut will give you brilliance and color you are looking for.
Post # 7
What about aquamarine? My aqua is a deeper blue then I’ve seen in most aquas, but they range from very pale blue to almost blue topaz blue… check out some aquamarine and sapphire threads on WB and see if you’d like any of those kinds of stones for yourself!
Post # 8
I havent heard anything good about Diamond Nexus 🙁
Post # 9
What about a gemstone instead of a cz (which is what DNL sells)? A blue spinel, a London blue topaz are both lovely coloured blues!
Post # 11
they have a beautiful lab created sapphire in all cuts and also yellow and pink sapphire
i got my center from them and i love it. highly thinking of buying a loose sapphire too.
Post # 12
If you’re looking for that exact color range, I’m going to second DNEA. Takara diamonds are also a good option. Honestly, if you want maximum sparkle and blue, I think lab created blue diamonds are the way to go. Any relatively cheap natural blue diamond is likely heavily treated and dyed, and poor quality. Blue moissy’s a great choice, too, but the color comes entirely from a coating on white moissy and not the stone itself.
The only other gemstone I’d recommend is sapphire. It’s the only other stone that’ll hold up to many years of daily wear. As someone else said, it won’t have the same fire, but you can get a nice range of blues. Keep in mind, too, that the right cut can increase sparkle. I have a Better than diamond blue lab created sapphire which is round brilliant cut. It’s very dark, but sparkly because of the cut. Unfortunately they discontinued all shades of blue except for the Kashmir blue, which may be darker than you want. It’s still very beautiful, though, and a lot cheaper than many options.
And I’m glad you’re reluctant about DNL. They’re scam artists.