Post # 1
Hello Ladies!! I was wondering if any of you out there have a Diamond Nexus Labs ring, are thinking about getting one, or looked at them but decided against them. My guy and I are considering getting a man-made diamond instead of a mined one for many reasons, and this is one of our considerations. We would love any input.
Thanks for all your help!
Post # 3
I have a Moissanite ring, from Charles and Colvard. I know Diamond Nexxus talks crap about moissanite, but I love mine to death. Moissanite is gorgeous, looks just like a ‘real’ diamond, and way cheaper.
Post # 4
We got my engagement ring off of ebay- but I would have so gone for a man made ring. You don’t have to worry about whether or not it’s from a conflict free zone, it’s cheaper, and who can tell the difference?!
On our honeymoon we visited a "man made diamond store" and i bought a pair of canary diamond earrings- they are gorgeous and I love them.
The only reason I can think of not going man made is you want something with monetary value. if I would have known how great man made was while we were shopping for diamonds- I would have so gone for one. I look at the ring on my finger everyday and wonder if there’s some chance it came from a conflict zone.
Post # 5
I have a ring from them and my mother has a ring and several pairs of earrings. I am trying to sell mine, bc I dont want it anymore, but it is such a pretty ring and it is still set in 14k gold. My mother is still in love with hers and nearly everytime I have seen her she is wearing something from them. They have a great customer service department and I know this bc I ordered my ring a size too big and they quickly sent out another ring while I sent the first one back. My family has had nothing but good experiences with them.
Something to keep in mind is just because it isnt a real diamond doesnt mean he loves you any less. A ring is just a symbol of his love. Also just make sure that this is what you really want to do. If you have any doubts about it communicate with ur guy so there arent any conflicts about it in the future.
Good luck and congrats!
Post # 6
I don’t know anything about Diamond Nexus Labs, but I checked out their website and it looks like they have some really pretty stuff, like what I was looking for but couldn’t find.
My fiance and I both liked the idea of man-made diamonds. We looked around at a number of places at both natural and man-made diamonds and while I really wanted man made we had a hard time finding a ring style that I liked (I had a really specific idea of what I wanted). In the end he ordered a band with real side diamonds (from south african diamonds) and had a man-made diamond mounted in the center and I love it! My man-made diamond is from Asha, you can check out their website here: http://www.betterthandiamond.com/ The stone is gorgeous in person and I have gotten a ton of compliments on my ring and no one knows the difference. Here’s a picture of my ring…
Best of luck!
Post # 7
Dec 2012 — I looked into Moissy & though it had more sparkle/fire due to its “double refractive” properties.. it had a yellowish tint to them. I hear that the FOREVER brillant Moissy & the AMORA moissy line is much whiter than the original moissy, but I have not been able to see/find one to get my hands on w/o having to buy one..
But I can comment about DNL, since I do own several of their pieces before I wised up & truely examine them under a jeweler’s loupe.. & discovered chips on my rings & pendants.. & yes, DNL replaced the stones.. only top have the stones show signs of similar damages after only several months.. I guess after all those years of owning DNL pieces, I never looked at them closely.. other by my nake eyes.. & when I noticed they were dull, or weren’t as shiny, I just cleaned them in a jeweler’s bath..
Here’s a picture of my DNL “ENDLESS DAYS” ring.. once known as the “Traditional Sparkle”… For those who are not sure what they are looking at, this is a close up picture of the ring from the bottom looking up.. if you look closely, there is a chip on the culet (the very point/bottom of the stone).. How it got there, is anyone’s guess. I can only assume, it was there the entire time.
& no, this isn’t the only piece I have problems with. You can see more on my FB page at: http://www.facebook.com/groups/204166336367812/
It is my goal to tell my story/experiences about DNL to as many people as possible.