(Closed) Possible blue diamond or ever elusive blue moissanite alternative!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
2433 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

FYI – The link brings up an “invalid page” on my IE browser 🙁

Post # 5
5288 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

@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
864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@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
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
4714 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

I havent heard anything good about Diamond Nexus 🙁

Post # 9
634 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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 # 10
2577 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Just say no to DNL.

Post # 11
2137 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012


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
4478 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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.


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