(Closed) diamond nexus lab rings

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 62
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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@FutureMrsOToole: Why wouldn’t you want to be informed about your ring? People are just trying to provide the info, you asked for complaints and yes, there are many.

Post # 63
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have been around on the sims scene as a consumer for a number of years, I can assure you I have never heard first hand good things about DNL. Tellingly, the owner is an actually an ex-con, who was previously prosecuted for fraud in his previous life, and now is running a dodgy business  [content removed for false information]  as something more.

Its bad news all around and I advise everyone to stay away from them.

They do have a strong internet forum presence (such as Kyle) and have in the past also had apparent “customer review” websites turn out to be webpages actually constructed written by and owned by themselves.

 [content removed for false information] because they know it is difficult to disprove them.

[content removed for false information] I just wish to warn everyone.

Stay away from DNL.

 

  • This reply was modified 6 years, 5 months ago by  Mrs. Penguin.
Post # 64
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Maybe a little discoloration

Post # 65
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Mine is a DNL ring!! I LOVE it!! I’ve only had mine on my finger for 2 months. But they have a lifetime guarantee that if it gets discolored or lost or anything they’ll replace the stone! At first I cared what it was made of when we were shopping for rings. But to see my friends reactions to my ring is totally worth it! I even took it to a jeweler to have a ring guard put on it and they couldn’t tell it was DNL! “Ohhh he must have spent a pretty penny on that! Lucky girl!” hehe! He did! $1000 is a pretty penny to us!! $40,000 is just stupid. (-the value of my perfectly cut, perfectly colorless diamond if it was naturally mined) 

Post # 66
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am really glad you like your ring. πŸ™‚ Its not a diamond though,  [content removed for false information]

 

And having a lifetime guarentee to replace a standard $2 CZ isnt actually a huge bonus when you dropped $1K on it.

 

Do they have a lifetime guarentee on the settings?

 

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Post # 67
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Okay, not to stick my nose in too deep here, but I don’t think it is nice to make these women feel like they have been taken to the cleaners. You can present the facts, but it is up to them to feel as they wish about the investment they have made.

True: it is not a diamond that they dropped thousands of dollars on.

False: you should try to make other ppl feel foolish for purchasing a cz ring at a steep price.

Post # 68
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It has exactly the same properties of a naturally mined diamond. It is not CZ. I have CZ, it doesn’t sparkle like this. You really shouldn’t be on this board if you haven’t seen one in person. If you have, then great! you know what I’m talking about! The ring is gorgeous, who cares what it is made out of. The point is it looks EXACTLY (if not better than) like a mined diamond. The 3 months salary and a mined diamond became standard when DeBeers started an advertising campaign in 1947. Before that, anything went. Educate yourself and don’t buy into things of this world πŸ™‚ 

Post # 69
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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@efl21: That’s not true even a little bit.  Diamond is pure Carbon, and DL isn’t anywhere even close to that.

Post # 70
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Kat: I don’t think anyone is trying to make anyone feel bad, BUT these threads do come up in Google searches and the info needs to be out there for anyone trying to do research. No one said that DNL has ugly rings or whatever, they are just making people aware that DNL does not sell lab created diamonds and raising awarness on the recent lawsuits. If I were looking into DNL, I would appreciate any info I could get from real people.

“It has exactly the same properties of a naturally mined diamond. It is not CZ. I have CZ, it doesn’t sparkle like this. You really shouldn’t be on this board if you haven’t seen one in person.”

Comments like this confuse people. DNL does not sell diamonds. And people shouldn’t be made to believe they are purchasing a lab created diamond.

From DNL website:

CZ or cubic zirconia is made of zirconium oxide and sometimes a yttrium stabilizer. Diamond Nexus simulants are comprosed of (in order of atomic weight):
Carbon (C)
Sulfur (S)
Iron (Fe)
Calcium (Ca)
Cobalt (Co)
Nickel (Ni)
Yttrium (Y)
Zirconium (Zr)
Gadolinium (Gd)
Hafnium (Hf)

Mined and lab created diamonds do not have all these properties.

Again, no one is bashing these ladies for their choices, but the facts need to be out there for other people who are researching.

Post # 71
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@deetroitwhat:apparently somebody bought into DNL’s very aggressive and successful advertising claims! πŸ˜‰

Post # 72
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

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@Miss Tattoo: I was only refering to one poster. I’m glad the truth is out there, which is why I posted before hand as well. My last post was in reference to somebody blatantly making someone feel bad for paying thousands on a cz they have a warranty on when they could have gotten it for $2. Idk, I would be hurt by that if I was a DNL owner.

Post # 73
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Awww this has blown up! LOL! To the OP, hopefully someone can post or give account to a piece of jewelry from DNL they have had for awhile to answer your question. This has taken on a mind of its own! AGH! Getting out while I can…

Post # 74
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Kat: look:

http://www.diamondcz.co.uk/gem.php5?level=3&expand=White&first=Princess&second=White

its a fact that beautiful, diamond like, high quality cz costs less than $2, I myself own many jaw dropping cz’s – honestly people who buy dnl are being taken to the cleaners. This is a message I hope saves the $$$ of many potential victims of this scam, anyone considering dnl.

This is not about consumers feelings, its good news for them if anyone has a dnl ring and loves it, but it is not a lab diamond, it is not the same chemical/mineral composition as diamond and threads like these help spread the knowledge about this scam of a company which takes advantage of unsuspecting consumers by blatantly lying to them.

Post # 75
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@FutureMrsOToole:Don’t worry too much about all the comments onllne.

 

IF it clouds or chips, worry about it then. Until then–you have a gorgeous ring with a great story and a great man behind it.

 

Online reviews are always skewed because angry people are more likely to write a review. Sounds like a few bees know ladies with a few year old rings that look good, so you’re good for now and you’ll see if it changes later.

 

You can always update your CZ if somehting happens to it, probably even going back to DNL.

 

 

 

 

 

Another thing to remember–when you buy an item, you’re not just paying for the item, you’re paying for the experience (the lighting, the salespeople, the rent, etc.) so if you had a good experience while buying it that’s worth some of the money.  

*EDIT* I looked at the price–it’s an intricate band and gold bands can get up there in price–without any stone in them.

 

For example: when I want to feel special, I shop at Nordstrom. It costs considerably more, but their salespeople really take care of me. I go there when I need someone nice who cares–it’s worth the extra $$ even if the shirt or perfume I bring home is exactly what I could have bought at Macys or Sephora for a different price in the same mall.

 

 

 

PS Here is her gorgeous ring… I feel like this thread got sad and needed a little “pretty”

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