Brilliant Earth gem quality? Specifically lab diamonds

posted 8 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2020

I have a lab grown diamond as a center stone. Lab grown diamonds are real diamonds so same quality as any diamond with those specs. My only problem is my lab grown center diamond has better color and clarity than the two side mined diamonds. narolepsy :  

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

narolepsy :  I had the same thought. I still wonder if the color is accurate (F color) because in some lighting it seems closer to G or H, but in others it seems accurate. Either way, I think it’s worth it. I love it!

Post # 6
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Newbee

Ohh I have a Brilliant Earth lab diamond and I can honestly only say positive things about the quality of Brilliant Earth’s lab created diamonds 😀 It is SUPER sparkly and in sunlight, the fire and sparkles distractingly blind me (in a good way lol)! I see that you’re looking for a blue diamond, which totally sounds drool-worthy! 

I did my research too and had the same reservations regarding IGI. That’s why I made sure my lab diamond was graded by GCAL (which also has helpful light performance information), but I think with fancy coloured diamonds, Brilliant Earth might only use IGI — which honestly is probably fine if you’re looking for a coloured diamond. The complaint I hear the most with IGI is that they overscore the for colour (e.g., they’ll rate a certain diamond as an I when it might be closer to J or K) — but if you’re looking for a coloured diamond in the first place, it should be fine. Just make sure you look at the video closely! 


 
My Brilliant Earth lab diamond <3 Don’t know why the pic came out sideways!

  • This reply was modified 7 months, 2 weeks ago by  pinkxlilies. Reason: spelling
Post # 8
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Worker bee

As another bee mentioned, Brilliant Earth has GCAL certified lab diamonds. Based on my research, GCAL certifications are more reliable than IGI. You can filter for GCAL certs using the advanced filter. Good luck!!!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2020 - Orlando, FL

When I first started looking at rings I wanted a moissanite until I saw the lab created diamonds at brilliant earth. My fiancé bought me a pear in the color H and I see color in it from time to time, however pears tend to show color more anyway. I love my diamond and get tons of compliments on it! I have the linden setting and looove it

 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2021

BE’s lab diamonds can be certified by GIA, IGI, GCAL. Boyfriend and I found a BE wedding set on eBay that has GIA cert. I’m taking it today to a jeweler to have it appraised, and then resized if it all checks out. So far I’m very impressed by the quality of the diamonds even though I can’t be certain until a jeweler looks at it.

Post # 12
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Busy bee

Here is mine! It is a J color IGI- it picks up warmth in a lot of lights under a camera, but by my eye faces up very white. I love the warmth and knew I wanted a J color immediately, so I am super happy. The sparkle is amazing from the center stone through the band. I have had it less than a week and gotten nothing but positive comments on the quality and beauty! I’m sure this is normal, but I loved that the certification and appraisal came right with the diamond. It was easy to confirm the specs and even easier to insure. At this point, I highly recommend purchasing a BE lab diamond. The pricing, IMO, is super competitive and my fiancé had a smooth experience with customer service. Here’s my ring!

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2020 - Orlando, FL

surfinroxygirl :  it’s .82 on a size 7 finger! Here’s a closer picture 

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Austin, TX

 

 

I recieved a IGI cert lab diamond from brilliant earth. .85 H and it is spectacular! Always bright white and sparkly as all get out! I almost let him go with a lower quality diamond just so I could have something bigger but boy am I glad I didnt! 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I got a GCAL certified BE lab diamond and I love it! Mine is I color and it does have a soft buttery color in certain lighting situations, but overall, it is quite white, bright, and sparkly.

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