(Closed) Black diamond rings… opinions! (pics)

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 61
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170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@ blingbling  Yes, i have had my diamond rated and yes, it is a diamond, not a worthless piece of black glass. 

Love to all of the woman who went away from the traditional diamond and decided to do something a little unique.   Sorry the picture came out so large,

Post # 62
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249 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Mines been appraised too – they are diamonds and not “worthless pieces of glass”.

Post # 63
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277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@Niqs: to be honest I have never seen one in person, so that may be why :)!

Post # 64
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3261 posts
Sugar bee

They dont look like diamonds, they look like the cocktail type rings you’d buy at any store. They are pretty though.

Post # 65
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5110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

Beautiful!! I love black diamond rings they are stunning.

Post # 66
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4 posts
Wannabee

Liori sells Clarity enhanced diamonds.  It’s important that customers know this as my sister was upset after she requested a GIA report and found out GIA as a matter of policy doesn’t certify the clarity enhanced diamond.  
Liori Diamonds does disclose they use clarity enhanced diamonds but it’s buried and in some places and the education link is broken.  How coincidental is that?  Anyway I’m surprised they are getting away with the prices they are charging for these falsely graded diamonds.  They are overpriced in my opinion given that they aren’t true diamonds.  See below.
This is why it’s best to visit a store and not purchase online.
Stay away from these:
1. The enhancement is done on cheap stones with lots of imperfections. However, “clarity enhanced” does not improve the value.
2. The process of improving the stone clarity will weaken the stone. It is thus far more likely to crack or chip in the future.
3. An engagement ring is a “heavy use” ring as it will be worn every day. These stones are unlikely to stand the test of time.
4. Most importantly, the stones might not make a good impression with your fiancé.
They can fracture easily because of the fillings, with something as simple as setting them. Even the wrong amount of heat could cause them to break right in half at the filling. Cheaper does NOT mean better.  They are often acid washed and filled with glass material.
Some jewelers won’t set it on a new setting.  It has to do with certain risks & an enhanced diamond has to be cold soldered.

Liori sells Clarity enhanced diamonds.  It’s important that customers know this as my sister was upset after she requested a GIA report and found out GIA as a matter of policy doesn’t certify the clarity enhanced diamond.  

Liori Diamonds does disclose they use clarity enhanced diamonds but it’s buried and in some places and the education link is broken.  How coincidental is that?  Anyway I’m surprised they are getting away with the prices they are charging for these falsely graded diamonds.  They are overpriced in my opinion given that they aren’t true diamonds.  See below.

This is why it’s best to visit a store and not purchase online.

Stay away from these:

1. The enhancement is done on cheap stones with lots of imperfections. However, “clarity enhanced” does not improve the value.

2. The process of improving the stone clarity will weaken the stone. It is thus far more likely to crack or chip in the future.

3. An engagement ring is a “heavy use” ring as it will be worn every day. These stones are unlikely to stand the test of time.

4. Most importantly, the stones might not make a good impression with your fiancé.

They can fracture easily because of the fillings, with something as simple as setting them. Even the wrong amount of heat could cause them to break right in half at the filling. Cheaper does NOT mean better.  They are often acid washed and filled with glass material.

Some jewelers won’t set it on a new setting.  It has to do with certain risks & an enhanced diamond has to be cold soldered.

Post # 67
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4 posts
Wannabee

@blingbling:  This isn’t true… But be careful of Clarity Enhanced Diamonds which applies to both white and other colored diamonds.

Black diamonds are simply not as popular but are still a very beautiful diamond.

Be careful of where you purchase your diamonds as I’ve indicated in my other post.  

White diamonds can be clarity enhanced with glass fillings as well.

Post # 68
Member
4 posts
Wannabee

@michelle.vazquez.rocks:

Liori sells Clarity enhanced diamonds.  It’s important that customers know this as my sister was upset after she requested a GIA report and found out GIA as a matter of policy doesn’t certify the clarity enhanced diamond.  

 

Liori Diamonds does disclose they use clarity enhanced diamonds but it’s buried and in some places and the education link is broken.  How coincidental is that?  Anyway I’m surprised they are getting away with the prices they are charging for these falsely graded diamonds.  They are overpriced in my opinion given that they aren’t true diamonds.  See below.

 

This is why it’s best to visit a store and not purchase online.

 

Stay away from these:

 

1. The enhancement is done on cheap stones with lots of imperfections. However, “clarity enhanced” does not improve the value.

2. The process of improving the stone clarity will weaken the stone. It is thus far more likely to crack or chip in the future.

3. An engagement ring is a “heavy use” ring as it will be worn every day. These stones are unlikely to stand the test of time.

4. Most importantly, the stones might not make a good impression with your fiancé.

 

They can fracture easily because of the fillings, with something as simple as setting them. Even the wrong amount of heat could cause them to break right in half at the filling. Cheaper does NOT mean better.  They are often acid washed and filled with glass material.

 

Some jewelers won’t set it on a new setting.  It has to do with certain risks & an enhanced diamond has to be cold soldered.

Liori sells Clarity enhanced diamonds.  It’s important that customers know this as my sister was upset after she requested a GIA report and found out GIA as a matter of policy doesn’t certify the clarity enhanced diamond.  
Liori Diamonds does disclose they use clarity enhanced diamonds but it’s buried and in some places and the education link is broken.  How coincidental is that?  Anyway I’m surprised they are getting away with the prices they are charging for these falsely graded diamonds.  They are overpriced in my opinion given that they aren’t true diamonds.  See below.
 
This is why it’s best to visit a store and not purchase online.
Stay away from these:
 
1. The enhancement is done on cheap stones with lots of imperfections. However, “clarity enhanced” does not improve the value.
2. The process of improving the stone clarity will weaken the stone. It is thus far more likely to crack or chip in the future.
3. An engagement ring is a “heavy use” ring as it will be worn every day. These stones are unlikely to stand the test of time.
4. Most importantly, the stones might not make a good impression with your fiancé.
 
They can fracture easily because of the fillings, with something as simple as setting them. Even the wrong amount of heat could cause them to break right in half at the filling. Cheaper does NOT mean better.  They are often acid washed and filled with glass material.
 
Some jewelers won’t set it on a new setting.  It has to do with certain risks & an enhanced diamond has to be cold soldered.

Post # 68
Member
4 posts
Wannabee

@michelle.vazquez.rocks:

Liori sells Clarity enhanced diamonds.  It’s important that customers know this as my sister was upset after she requested a GIA report and found out GIA as a matter of policy doesn’t certify the clarity enhanced diamond.  

 

Liori Diamonds does disclose they use clarity enhanced diamonds but it’s buried and in some places and the education link is broken.  How coincidental is that?  Anyway I’m surprised they are getting away with the prices they are charging for these falsely graded diamonds.  They are overpriced in my opinion given that they aren’t true diamonds.  See below.

 

This is why it’s best to visit a store and not purchase online.

 

Stay away from these:

 

1. The enhancement is done on cheap stones with lots of imperfections. However, “clarity enhanced” does not improve the value.

2. The process of improving the stone clarity will weaken the stone. It is thus far more likely to crack or chip in the future.

3. An engagement ring is a “heavy use” ring as it will be worn every day. These stones are unlikely to stand the test of time.

4. Most importantly, the stones might not make a good impression with your fiancé.

 

They can fracture easily because of the fillings, with something as simple as setting them. Even the wrong amount of heat could cause them to break right in half at the filling. Cheaper does NOT mean better.  They are often acid washed and filled with glass material.

 

Some jewelers won’t set it on a new setting.  It has to do with certain risks & an enhanced diamond has to be cold soldered.

Liori sells Clarity enhanced diamonds.  It’s important that customers know this as my sister was upset after she requested a GIA report and found out GIA as a matter of policy doesn’t certify the clarity enhanced diamond.  
Liori Diamonds does disclose they use clarity enhanced diamonds but it’s buried and in some places and the education link is broken.  How coincidental is that?  Anyway I’m surprised they are getting away with the prices they are charging for these falsely graded diamonds.  They are overpriced in my opinion given that they aren’t true diamonds.  See below.
 
This is why it’s best to visit a store and not purchase online.
Stay away from these:
 
1. The enhancement is done on cheap stones with lots of imperfections. However, “clarity enhanced” does not improve the value.
2. The process of improving the stone clarity will weaken the stone. It is thus far more likely to crack or chip in the future.
3. An engagement ring is a “heavy use” ring as it will be worn every day. These stones are unlikely to stand the test of time.
4. Most importantly, the stones might not make a good impression with your fiancé.
 
They can fracture easily because of the fillings, with something as simple as setting them. Even the wrong amount of heat could cause them to break right in half at the filling. Cheaper does NOT mean better.  They are often acid washed and filled with glass material.
 
Some jewelers won’t set it on a new setting.  It has to do with certain risks & an enhanced diamond has to be cold soldered.

Post # 69
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330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 1994

I recently purchased a un-enhanced black diamond ring. I throughly enjoy wearing it. I think it’s simple and stunning. It’s 2ct (or very close to). Black diamond is heavier in weight (vs white ones) therefore it would appear smaller than a white one in the same weight.sorry if the pics seem too big!

Post # 70
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296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Complete Honesty:

 

I think they’re awful.  They look like plastic stones from Claire’s.  I’d much rather go with a Sapphire or Emerald if I was going non-diamond.

Post # 71
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2023 posts
Buzzing bee

i think they are beautiful! but not my personal preference for my e-ring. i’d definitely consider a band with some in it though.

Post # 72
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835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@nkwu22:  Gorgeous ring!!!!!!!! Never considered a black diamond until I saw this!!! Completely stunning!!!!! Congrats!!! 

Post # 73
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9754 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

i personally am not a fan of black diamonds, but i think Carrie Bradshaw’s black diamond ring from SATC2 is really pretty!

Post # 74
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183 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@VintageDivine:  No offense to anyone, but I completely agree. I’ve always thought they had a plastic-like appearance. 

@Jacqui90:  I love, love, love all things Sex and the City, but I couldn’t get behind this decision (although the setting did look gorgeous in the movie).

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