Post # 1
I am keen on getting a man-made rock for ethical reasons, I was wondering if anyone had a yellow or blue man-made diamond, and how they compare (sparkle, brilliance) in person with yellow and blue sapphires?
I realize that diamonds are harder than sapphires, but do coloured diamonds sparkle? If not, what is the point of a fancy diamond, except that you get to say you have a diamond? Pros and cons?
If you have pictures, please share!
Post # 3
Colored diamonds sparkle a lot more than sapphires do. Here is a video of a man made blue diamond. Drool worthy!
And here is a yellow diamond: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lT00tdoFjUE&feature=related
Another option is a colored moissanite (they come in clear, pink, yellow, green and blue). Even MORE sparkle and fire than a diamond, less expensive, and also lab made.
Post # 4
Diamond and moissanite will sparkle the most.
Sapphire will be the cheapest. Betterthandiamond makes some amazing sapphires with cool cuts that make them look pretty sparkly. They make some diamond-cut sapphires and concave cut sapphires which I’ve spent a lot of time drooling over. Even though they aren’t the most sparkly gem, they’re still beautiful and a great choice.
A fancy colored diamond will be gorgeous, but very expensive. If price isn’t an issue, that route will get you a gorgeous, sparkly, colored stone.
Colored moissanite is another great option. One thing to be aware of, though, is that the color comes from a coating on the back of the stone; the stone itself is a white moissanite. It comes in blue, green, yellow, or pink. Older enhanced moissanite had a similar coating to make it whiter, and Bees seem happy with it. This coating can lose its color if the stone gets too much heat applied to it, which could only really happen at the jeweler’s. My guess is the coating is similar to the Asha process, but I don’t know. it’s got all the upsides deathbydesign said. For a while I wanted a blue moissy, but when I found out it was a coating, I decided I didn’t want one; personally, I’d like color to come from the stone itself, and don’t like the concept of a coating. However, that’s just my opinion and do your research to find out what would be best for you.