(Closed) Diamond Nexus Rings, Hoopla, Controversy, & Annoyance (LONG)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Wow, you seem really disgruntled about this issue. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’ve purchased from DNL, while their service is great, I found their product did not hold up to their claims (I purchased some lab rubies, definitely PINK, not “Pigeon Blood Red” as claimed).

As for their patent pending technology, I have been unable to find any evidence of that anywhere, I might e-mail for the number though to check with the USPTO to see if it does exist, because despite similar claims a couple years ago (when I last checked), a patent number could not be found.

Additionally, I believe the disgruntlement over their name is that they have marketed “Lab-grown diamonds” to consumers for years well before they carried any such actual product (yellow or otherwise).

I hope you find some people to help you out with pictures and testemonies. Good for you for doing reserach.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am sure DNL would be thrilled you are so vehemently defending their product.

However, it certainly does not change the fact that I would never purchase something from them.

Obviously, you are a happy customer and that is great though.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I’d love to share! Diamond Nexus Labs sells a sub-par product, and they know it because thier customer service is horrible. I had a pair of diamond nexus earrings that I got for my birthday one year, and the stones kept coming loose (I’m talking after 2 days of wear), and customer service reps wouldn’t return my emails or phone calls. When I finally did get ahold of them, they gave me the runaround and claimed it was because I “abused” their product. If you call abuse “wearing them in my ears for under a week” then yeah I guess that’s just how badly I abused them.  Now, 5 years later, the stones are starting to get cloudy, despite being professionally cleaned, and are losing their sparkle.

Post # 10
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Busy bee

@Paper-Doll: I definitely recommend peach champagne sapphire. EidelPrecious on etsy has beautiful rings with those stones.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Were you looking into DNL because you want a white sparkly stone that will last that isn’t a diamond?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Paper-Doll:  Here’s some helpful and honest info about DNL –

http://betterthandiamond.com/discussion/ubbthreads.php/topics/432780/DiamondNexusLabs_vs_BetterThan#Post432780

I do think the negativity against DNL is warranted, IMO. There are so many better options out there if you want a clear, sparkly stone without paying diamond prices. I know you said you don’t care for moissanite, but Asha and WinkCZ or Sparkling Lizzie’s CZ are awesome options, and you can always upgrade to the Amora Gem when it’s available in the US. I always recommend that anyone looking into diamond substitutes check out the forum I linked to above, you really will find a lot of helpful advice and info there.

And of course, as you know, colored gems are always an option. There’s colored moissanite, too, which I personally prefer over regular moissy.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t like them because they are shady.  You have to dig really hard to see that they are not actually selling clear lab grown diamonds and that they are selling coated CZ.  People think all the time that they are selling lab created diamonds because their website is so misleading from the name down to the stupid names they give their “technology”–I also do a lot of research and it took me a minute to realize when I looked at that site that it was CZ and not lab created clear diamonds.  After poking around a bit, then I got it and only because I cross referenced with Wikipedia.  It was all gimmicks and marketing ploys and shady shady business.  Cubic zirconia is not mentioned on their sales site anywhere that I could find easily–and I looked.  They don’t lie and say that they are selling clear lab created diamonds but they are perfectly happy to let you think that they are.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

What?!!!  They aren’t lab grown diamonds?  I am shocked.  This was one of the 1st companies istes I looked at when we were shopping aorund for diamond alternatives and I thought they were real lab diamonds.  They sure are pretty rings but I would not want to spend so much for CZ.  

Op I have no answers for you but it’s good to see you doing research before you buy.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If you do a search for nexus on here you will find a few bees that do or did have it:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diamond-nexus-setting

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/diamond-nexus-lab-rings

I don’t have one but I think a colored gemstone could be nice.  There are bees here that have champagne sapphires and they are in love with them.  As others mentioned they got them on etsy.  

I think this would be a safer bet since the diamond nexus products seem to be a hit or miss.  And more often a miss than a hit.

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