diamond hybrid vs mined diamonds

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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22 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2001

@Forrealrnot:  I absolutely love my miadonna And everything they stand for. 

Post # 5
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859 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@GoldfishPie:  Are we absolutely sure this is true? There is no documentation on this other than the posts on BTD’s, and the description of the Miadonna stone is different than that of the asha. I know this is an unpopular view, but I am not sure I completely trust the people who run the BTD website when they start trashing other sims. JMHO…not meant to disrespect.

 

Anyway, I love the miadonna ring that kelandjosh5 has.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

There is no such thing as a diamond hybrid, that doesn’t really make sense mineralogically. Do you mean a CZ with a synthetic diamond coating like Asha? Or a synthetically grown diamond?

Either way, what do you mean by “vs.” ?

Post # 7
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22 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2001

@GoldfishPie:  I own a miadonna.  I think you are inaccurate as Asha’s do not grade as well as Miadonna so I’m not sure how they could buy them from there.  Asha’s are all F, G H color and my Miadonna is a D.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2001

@ponyrider:  Thank you so much!  The fact that Miadonna places their hybrids in a ring surrounded by earth mined diamonds says something.  If they didn’t look the same, it would stand out as being a “fake”.  Moissys must be placed with Moissy’s or else the color will be off.  And I’m not sure about Asha’s but are the other diamonds in their rings real or fabricated?  This was a main reason I chose miadonna.  Not to mention the fact that they restore communities devastated by diamond mining.  Celebrities own them, they are THAT good.  We studied every facet of their website and thought about it for a few weeks before purchasing.  They gave us 2 weeks after getting it to return it if we didn’t like it.  And let me tell you, when my husband opened that box, there was not going to be any sending that thing back.  it was to die for and still is.  Every single day.

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Kelandjosh5:  What’s a Miadonna?  This is the first time I’ve ever heard of it.  Lovely ring btw.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2001

@housebee:  http://www.miadonna.com conflict free diamond hybrids.  my center stone is fabricated.  the side diamonds and white gold are all eco-friendly and recycled.  they are a wonderful company that gives back to communities that have been devasted by diamond mining.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Kelandjosh5:  Asha’s are often put in settings with diamonds, so are moissanites for that matter.

Asha’s are F coloured on purpose because untreated CZ is D, people aren’t as used to seeing D coloured diamonds and therby the F G colours help the Asha’s to fulfil their role of mimicing diamonds. 

Of course there’s nothing wrong with D colour, if you want colourless then rock that lovely gem! I just don’t think we need to trash other stones to say that one is good. Can’t it just be good because it’s good? 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@Kelandjosh5:  Thanks for the link.  It’s good to see more and more people purchase things from ethical companies/artisans.  I have a moissy center stone with an ethical setting from a small local jewelcrafter.  Do you mind if I ask what the pricing is comparable to?

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2001

@GoldfishPie:  Just looked at an Asha ring and they use fabricated stones as side stones.  Miadonna uses earth mined diamonds. 

@joya_aspera:  A diamond hybrid is just a term.  It is created by a crystal that is covered in diamond bonds.  it is an enhanced CZ but one that will never change color or get cloudy.  It’s guaranteed for life to be as brilliant as the day it was made.  I have been wearing mine for 2 years and it is just as amazing as the day I opened it.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2001

@Anardana:  Don’t get me wrong I was not trashing them.  It just seemed that above, people were saying things about Miadonna buying and marking up Asha’s and I was simply standing up for a company I believe in.  All I can do it talk about what I have, especially since it seems others are trashing Miadonna and they don’t even have one (not just on this thread, but many threads).  I honestly think that no one spends time looking at anyone else’s ring long enough to notice color, quality or even the cut.  I know I have never looked at anyone’s stone and thought that it looks like any particular grade or color.  I think we are all too busy admiring our own rings 🙂

@housebee:  My ring is the Coco on Miadonna’s website with a 1.5ct hybrid in white gold.  

 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@Kelandjosh5:  very true heehee! Your ring looks beautiful. I’m glad to hear it still looks great!

I have some beautiful diamonique costume jewelry that has dulled a little 🙁 it’s still gorgeous but I don’t think diamonique has a coating or anything to make it more diamond like I think it’s probably just CZ. 

I hear ashas hold up well for about a decade. I wonder how the mia donna will fare over decades? I’m sure they’ll both still look gorgeous but at that price you could save a penny a day and buy another stone every year which is pretty awesome!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@Kelandjosh5:  ashadiamonds.com uses mostly CZ sidestones by default, they will upgrade to natural diamonds for an extra fee. 

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