(Closed) Diamond Nexus Setting

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1601 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would check into their return policy, and have it checked by a jeweler.  To my knowledge, no one has mentioned the settings in their complaints on here…so I can’t say for sure.  Out of curiosity, which setting was it?  I’ve seen a few of their designs in other places.  And if it has side stones (especially small ones like pave) you might run into issues.  

Post # 4
1601 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Also, check on the better than diamond boards, I think I’ve seen people with DNL rings there.  They were unhappy about the stones, but I can’t say for the bands.  I’ve often wondered this myself to be honest.

Post # 5
53 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have the tiffany style solitare from there. My only complaints are
1) easily scratched (to be fair I rocked climbed with it on so kinda totally my fault)
2) the prongs are sharp as heck
3) other then that is comfy and shiny , also the stones are beautiful regardless of wether or not they are real

Post # 7
1601 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think my concern would be replacing the small stones, or rather if it could be done and if it would be cost effective, a jeweler would know better.  It seems like that design could be a hassle for jewelers to work around, but I could be wrong.  It does seem like a high amount of money to pay for just a setting, I would talk to a local jeweler and see what they say.  They may be able to build you a ring like this for MUCH less.  It’s worth a talking to, at least.  

Post # 8
21 posts
  • Wedding: December 2004

I have several DNL rings..  you can see the pictures here via FACEBOOK


My major complaint w/ DNL is the quality of their stones..  Unless you are going w/ their PETITE collection..  the gold setting/mounting are pretty durable & much sturdier than the typical jewerly story mounting.. 

They used to replace lost/loose stones for free..  but lately, they started to charge shipping/service for the repairs..

I encountered so many issues w/ their stones that I have paid for an independant lab test..  loose stone purchased by the LAB company..  which turned out to be CZ.

If at a later date, you decide to replace the center stone w/ something else..  by anyone other than DNL touch/alter the setting/stone..  VOIDS their warranty !!

It is my understanding that that micro-set stones are also CZ..

& yes, I have also thought of keeping my DNL pieces due to the fact that they were purchased several yrs ago & the price of gold have gone up so much..  & possibly replace the center stones..

It is my understanding that CZ are heat sensitive, prone to scratching, pourous & tend to attract oils/dirt more…

So the choice is still yours…  I recently wore my DNL rings out & though after knowing the secret truth behind the stones/company..   DNL rings/earring/bracelet/pendants/etc just don’t sparkle/shine as much for me anymore…  I clean mine daily to bring out the fire..   Those who see my rings love the setting/sparkle of the stone & can’t believe it is fake..  (But knowing truth just KILLS the joy/excitement/love for the pieces I spent so much time picking/dreaming of)…

To me..  it’s like finding out that your husband had sex w/ someone else years ago..  that doesn’t take away the love/history you shared..  but it does tarnish the memories/thoughts of him..  (just a mere example !!)


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