- 8 years ago
- Wedding: October 2013
I am in love!!! Now…what to do for a band?!?
If you buy a natural blue diamond, it’s probably a brown or yellow diamond that has been irradiated. True blue diamonds in nature are so rare that they cost $30,000+ per carat.
However, there IS another option. You could buy a lab-grown blue diamond. It is chemically and in all other ways a diamond, but it just wasn’t grown in the ground. It’s less expensive than a natural blue diamond (though not inexpensive–it’s on par with white diamonds in cost), and you know with 100% certainty that it’s conflict free. That was a big selling point for me.
A company called D.NEA Diamonds makes BEAUTIFUL blue lab-created diamonds. That’s where I bought mine. They sent two diamonds to our house, and they gave us time to look them over before we purchased one.
The website is http://d.neadiamonds.com/
For your reference, here’s a couple photos of my precious:
I second DNEA. Gorgeous.
Personally, I don’t like 100% natural blues actually. To me they look much more like gray diamonds with flashes of blue. Irridated aren’t bad, they make the price go down and don’t threaten the structure off the stone usually. You get brighter and more vivid colors too, which lots of people like.
I still prefer more pastel colors for diamond, I like lots of color and as much brilliance as possible which I feel you get better with lighter stones. But that’s just personal opinion. For that reason I recommended lab grown as they produce some FABULOUS periwinkle and pastel blues. But either are good options.
I saw some gorgeous stones like this at Harry Winston when I was just walking around to stare at stuff; unfortunately they start at $6 MILLION 😉
But I love the lab created alternative! I’m hoping to own one of those someday.
Can’t say that the price of blue lab compared to blue natural doesn’t help sway ones mind also. Lol. Tbh, most people won’t know that blue diamonds exist let alone what a natural versus not natural one is supposed to look like. So as always, a person should choose for what they like(and what fits in the budget lol)over anything else.
This is my blue diamond engagement ring that was ordered online from Szul.
just got my ring last month. I love it! It has small blue diamonds on the side. Love a lil pop of color!
Natural blue diamonds are ridiculously expensive. Like were talking $60,000 for 0.10 ct.
irradiated blue diamonds have more vibrant hue and cost about 30% less than white diamonds.
D.Nea sells man made blue diamonds. I plan on buying one soon. There is a review and YouTube video of a girls blue diamonds. still not cheap but affordable this way!
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