Post # 1
Hi everyone, I am new here but have been stalking the site for a while. I have had the hardest time finding a blue diamond ring that I like. Does anyone have a place that they recommend. I saw some on Etsy from places like Pompeii3 and Szul but I wonder about the quality. I have also looked at the known jewelers like Zales, Jared, Kay and haven’t really seen anything that stuck out at me. So far, the only place I have found that seems like good quality is BellJewels. Does anyone have any other suggestions. Thanks so much!
Post # 3
I know that Peoplesjewellers.com sells them. But it’s a Canadian retailer so idk if they’ll send it to the USA.
Post # 4
James Allen, diamonds by lauren, and blue nile.
Blues are incredibly expensive though.
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Post # 6
@angela13081: Mine came from mikealiansjewelry.com
Post # 7
D.NEA diamonds sells lab made blue diamonds which are a lot more affordable than natural/mined – I saw a blog post/review of a ring with blue lab diamonds from that vendor and it was gorgeous. They sell actual lab-created diamonds, they are not simulants which try to bill themselves as “lab diamonds”.
The blue diamonds on Pompeii3, Jared, Zale’s, etc. are irradiated to achieve their color. Naturally fancy blue diamonds are a different thing.
Post # 8
@starla: +1 to buying a blue diamond from D.NEA. At least then it is a native color (grown naturally) rather than irradiated. Irradiated blue diamonds tend to have a teal color to them, which is still pretty, but I would personally like a fancy blue diamond for fancy vivid blue, which are much more affordable lab grown. 😀
Post # 9
I just looked up blue diamonds on bluenile and just about choked, haha. For only $603,685, that 2.73 carat stone can be yours!
Post # 10
http://www.BellJewels.com (where FH got my rings) is a great site! I have no complaints about my ring (but they do come mounted already, if you are looking for loose diamonds, I don’t know)
Post # 11
Here’s a link specifically to their blue diamond collection
Post # 12
The first thing you will have to decide is if you want the ones that are:
1. artifically turned blue by being put in a nuclear reactor (very affordable but not natural, can have residual radioactivity, and can fade…they are teal blue after irradiation but the original color is usually a dingy yellow).
2. naturally blue, coming in many beautiful shades, only one disadvantage but it’s a huge one: The price!
…the places where you’d buy one of those are generally not the places you’d buy the other!
Post # 13
Here’s the blog post I was referring to about D.NEA diamonds:
LOTS of pictures and information there for anyone potentially considering a lab-grown colored diamond.
Post # 14
I have a blue diamond from People’s, and Zales owns peoples. I like mine, but I didn’t pick it out… though I had been sending my FI (then boyfriend) bi-weekly ‘inspiration’ pics. Haha. I also think you need to see it on your hand to get a better idea. Just my two cents.
Post # 15
Thank you all for the suggestions. Unfortunately, no 600K real blue diamond for me. I am pretty low maintenance and honestly, didn’t even need a ring. We already live together and share finances and I am pretty cheap. LOL. But FI insisted we get me something. So I told him $1500 max. I do like Belljewels.com the best so far. I saw one on Pompeii3 that looked gorgeous online and also one on Szul.com, but I don’t know what the quality is like. I really just want something that sparkles but isn’t “cheap” looking. We have two small kids right now so I just can’t justify spending $5000 on a ring. Has anyone bought one from either of those stores or heard anything about them? If not, BellJewels it is 🙂
Post # 16
DNEA diamonds have amazing quality, are identical to natural blue diamonds and have fantastic customer service!
The other vendors are selling irradiated stones. I am not a fan of teal colour in treated blue diamonds and the quality of the stones would worry me. You can mask a few things with irradiation.