(Closed) Blue Diamond Ring

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Member
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Are you looking for a natural blue diamond or a color-treated stone?

Post # 4
Member
9139 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • 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.

Post # 6
Member
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

whoops double post

 

Post # 9
Member
363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
Member
1698 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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!

The topic ‘Blue Diamond Ring’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors