(Closed) CARAT* diamonds?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Never heard of it 🙁

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Alas i’ve not heard of it either. I’m in the UK so I’m going to look it up. I have moissanite.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

 

I know about them, I’ve visited one of their big shops. I was SHOCKED at their prices. They sell CZ, and as far as I know it’s just regular CZ (not coated like Asha). Their prices seemed outrageously inflated, even if it is good-quality CZ. I’m flabbergasted that they are able to stay in business. 

They definitely do not sell man-made diamonds. If you want that check out Better Than Diamond.

Curious to see if other Bees have more info!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Sorry, but I don’t know much about man-made/stimulants.  I did look up the webite for anyone else that wants to check it out.  This site will give USD price too.

http://www.carat.co/web/en/home

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I just phoned a bespoke jeweler and said “can you source me a Ring Bearer 1ct moissanite” they found a stunning one. They’ve sourced real and synthetic gemstones for me too.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@London_Bride:  As I said, check out Better Than Diamond for man-made diamonds. 

The Carat shop I went to was in Westfield’s (so a lot more low-brow than Harrod’s, lol). I think they’re just a total rip-off.

You can order anything from moissaniteco.com (in the States) and return it . . .  they do not even charge a restocking fee for loose stones, so you can order risk-free! Not sure about international shipping costs, tho.

ETA Also, only moissaniteco.com and betterthandiamond sell the enhanced Amora moissanite, as far as I know. So you have to order from the States if you want an Amora anyway.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

hmmm i wonder if they’re owned by Diamond Nexus…… Sounds like you should go with Asha if you want the most realistic simulant!

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Yah, I’d say pass on them. Overpriced CZ.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’ve never heard of CARAT,but I have a moissanite and a diamond and If your concerned about the look of a man made pr simulant stone, the moissanites look really nice. Here are both the diamond and the moissanite.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

my Ering came from carat* and I replaced the CZ with an enhanced moissanite because the cz in the carat ring was tooooo white, it almost glowed in the dark. 

I don’t think it was particularly overpriced because it is gold- but I’m also partial because it’s my ring! 

this is with the cz that came in it before I switched it out

Post # 15
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Wannabee

I stumbled upon Carat first when I was in Hong Kong for a short trip. They’ve got one shop near the Airport Express. Their stuff is really nice especially the basic stud earrings and solitaire rings. It could pass on as real diamonds. Just don’t go over board and go over 5ct as it might look too fake.

When I arrived back home I purchased a stud earrings from their website just to check out the waters. The earrings arrived within 14 days after placing the order. I must say, I’m really thrilled about my purchase.

I got loads of comments from my friends but I didn’t tell them about my secret. They all thought it was real. 🙂

Here is the picture ladies…

 

 

 

 

Post # 15
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Wannabee

Hi ladies! I know this post is pretty old but I just thought I’d sign up to comment as I recently visited Carat’s Leeds Victoria quarter store and was very pleasantly surprised as the lady in there told me it isnt a cubic zirconia and it has a lifetime guarentee, was very impressed with the prices! I shall post a picture shortly! (I also got it resized for free!) xo

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