(Closed) Blue Diamonds

posted 12 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am in love!!!  Now…what to do for a band?!?  

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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: 

 

 

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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Post # 21
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Busy bee

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. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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@southsun:  That’s so interesting, I VASTLY prefer the natural diamond color of blue! I’ve even searched for “grey diamonds” because I really love it when a the color hits that periwinkle/grey sweet spot.

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.

Post # 23
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Busy bee

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@PromiseRooster:  hahaha yeah colored stones really are all about preference. Its weird because I really really really like pure gray spinels. Like a lot. But just don’t feel it for the same in diamonds. In the same vein, I prefer pure red spinel over ruby, because red spinel if it has no orange/brown modifier, sparkles like crazy whereas rubies tend to be more glowy.

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.

Post # 23
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Wannabee

 This is my blue diamond engagement ring that was ordered online from Szul.

Post # 24
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2016

just got my ring last month. I love it! It has small blue diamonds on the side. Love a lil pop of color!

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

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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