(Closed) Well THIS was an eye-opener…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What kind of stone is (or will be) in your e-ring?
    Diamond : (107 votes)
    70 %
    CZ : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Moissanite : (27 votes)
    18 %
    Colored Gemstone (Sapphire, Topaz, Emerald, Ruby, etc) : (13 votes)
    9 %
    Other (please explain!) : (3 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    3227 posts
    Sugar bee

    @rachelmichelle:  I don’t really know much about them but I haven’t seen good things about it here on Bee. 

    Post # 5
    3227 posts
    Sugar bee

    @rachelmichelle:  That’s probably the best thing as I don’t think they have a good reputation. 

    Post # 6
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I believe the stones from there are just plaIn cubic zirconia. Isn’t the company owned by someone who was previously convicted of fraud?

    Post # 7
    4371 posts
    Honey bee

    Yes, and there are posts on WB warning about DNL. 

    Post # 8
    2577 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Yeah, DNL are BAD!

    There is nothing wrong with wearing a CZ. There is nothing wrong with selling CZ. But selling CZ at inflated prices and pretending it is something special is WRONG.

    DNL stones are not even great CZ. They are pretty average.

    Post # 9
    65 posts
    Worker bee

    @rachelmichelle:  I voted moissanite because my Fiance and I cannot afford a real diamond, and quite honestly with the whole blood diamond and all the starving people in the world, I don’t know if I could reason spending ten times more money on the engagement ring. But, that’s our choice and every couple is different and I respect that.


     If you’re looking for bridesmaids gifts, I don’t know how much of a budget you’re wanting to spend, but moissanite would probably be the nicest and best economical for nice gifts. I think CZ could nice as well, but again it depends what you’re looking for. I think diamonds could get quite pricy. Otherwise, Tiffany’s has nice presents for about $100. And who doesn’t love Tiffany’s? 

    Post # 11
    3801 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Yea I’ve heard a lot about DNL being not-so-great.

    I have a diamond, but after hearing all the positive on here about moissanite, if I ever lose my center stone, I’m going with that.

    Post # 12
    2031 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    DNL has spent YEARS toting their product (which IS just CZ, independent lab tests have proven it) and are VERY good at convincing people.  Some people (and companies) are just excellent sales people.  I own CZ, I love CZ for the price and sparkle…but I do not agree with calling it anything other than plain CZ.  

    If you’re looking for a higher quality product for your jewelry and don’t want to spend a fortune, I’d look into Asha.  It’s a CZ that has a carbon coating and it appears more diamond like than regular CZ.  Also, I can speak from experience that Wink CZ is AMAZING!  It’s CZ that is carefully cut like a diamond, it’s just beautiful and fabulous.  

    Post # 13
    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    biggest scam around – I once saw pics of a DN CZ with a normal cheap Target CZ – and the DN was wayyyyyy worse looking!  

    Post # 14
    1505 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Wow!  Yeah, I’m planning on using berricle.com for my wedding accessories because many bees have been raving about them and their earrings/necklaces/rings are GORGEOUS!

    Post # 15
    4478 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Glad you did a little more digging!  DNL is quite good at marketing themselves.


    On an unrelated note, it cracks me up when DNL defenders brag that it’s a “conflict-free simulant”.  Um…aren’t simulants supposed to be conflict-free?  Blood simulants don’t make very good simulants, do they?


    Post # 16
    2207 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @abirdword:  i think they use that term to make them sound even more diamond-like. they always say how they are better than “a mined diamond” to infer that they are a diamond.

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