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Can anyone recommend where to purchase a blue diamond ring? Please post photos if you have one.
i found one on Pompeii3 website I love but after reading reviews on the company I don’t think it would be prudent to buy from them.
Post # 3
Are you looking for a natural blue diamond or a color-treated stone?
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
You could also consider a Ceylon Sapphire which has a lot of the fire when cut well. My ring is from the Natural Sapphire Company.
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Yea i just googled them just now and saw this site: http://www.fancydiamonds.net/blue_diamonds#.UY1WI3nn_IU
.16 carat for $35,000!? Thats nuts
Post # 8
@mrswestcoast: Blue and red are the most expensive fancy colors for diamonds. They’re really, really ridiculously rare.
If I had the money, I’d buy this one, it’s totally gorgeous:
Post # 9
Diamonds are most often found doped with nitrogen which gives them a yellow hue. Blue diamonds are doped with boron. If you’ve taken semiconductor physics the reasoning for the different levels of rarity are clearer but it’s because of the availability of the correct elements under the correct level of pressure and at the right temperature range for from the lattice structure. It is harder to create a diamond lattice with the Carbon doped with Boron due to the valance electrons.
Translation. Go irradiated or you are going to be spending a ton. Also man made blue diamonds will be cheaper than natural blue diamonds because the correct conditions can be created rather than hoped for.
Post # 10
I would opt for a cultured (or lab grown) blue diamond, probably from http://d.neadiamonds.com because the reviews I have read are nothing short of glowing, and the photos of their stones IRL show they are very pretty too (not just in glamour shots!) If you wanted one larger than they have or offer (and you can always contact them to see what’s “cookin”, and I think they even do “custom orders” to a certain extent) then you would be looking at irradiated diamonds. 🙂 Good luck in your search!
Post # 11
color treated, blue-green in color.