(Closed) Lab created diamond?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

 You could check out diamondfoundry.com – they provide info on lab grown diamonds and sell them along with cool settings. They might at least be able to give you more info!

Post # 3
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Newbee

Brilliant Earth has beautiful settings and lab grown diamonds. I absolutely love my ring from there. My diamond came with a certificate that listed all of the specs, location of the inclusion, where it was grown, etc. 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

    

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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dj00140 :  a lab diamond is no different from a mined diamond, they both have the same chemical properties (100% carbon) and there is no way under naked eye (only under X magnification and with a trained eye a person would be able to tell them apart) to detect if it is mined or lab grown. 

Hope this helps

Post # 6
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Busy bee

There is no way to tell a lab vs natural diamond visually. If it is IGI certified, certificates specifically say that diamonds are lab grown vs natural. Lab diamonds are also inscribed “labgrown” along with the IGI serial number. 

I got my ring online from Brilliant Earth. I’d recommend them. Do not buy this ring from Amazon.

1. Never buy a diamond without looking at the certificate. Not all SI diamonds are equally beautiful. And how well is it cut? 

2. The stats described are very vague. Is it an I or a J? SI1 or SI2? 

3. I’m pretty sure whoever is selling this ring is trying to pray on the unknowing. The listing says the diamond is made in the US And went through the Kimberly process. The Kimberly process is for Mined diamonds. I wouldn’t be surprised if this diamond is nothing as described. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I updated my earlier post. Don’t but this ring. NEVER buy a diamond without looking at the certificate. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee

If you’re on a budget, I’m sure you’ve heard people on this site rave about moissanites.

One bad thing about lab diamonds is that they basically have no retail value. You can trade up a certified mined diamond no problem in 5 years when you have the money. Jewelers to my knowledge won’t take lab diamonds because they’re so hard to resell. People don’t often request them and there’s no sentimentality to lab diamonds.  

Post # 12
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Helper bee

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dj00140 :  Yeah, I love lab grown diamonds. They are usually almost just as expensive as real diamonds, though. Also as Lurkingvee said, the retail value of these things are very low compared to a real diamond that is almost the same price as you would pay for the lab grown. A lot of people buy lab grown not for the price but because they know they are completely “ethical” (although many natural diamonds these days are). 

 

Someone earlier mentioned moisannites. Those are really pretty and they last forever (just like diamonds). You can also get one that is quite a bit larger for a low price. However, if your SO is someone that would only want a diamond (many women are like that) and it would bother her to have a moissanite, I would steer clear of those. Is that something you could talk to her about?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I think you could probably find a 1/2 carat natural diamond and simple setting similar to what you posted for around $1500.

Looking at B2Cjewels (which I’ve heard good things about and I find is the most competitively priced), I found a 0.54 ct round diamond, SI1, F color, excellent cut, GIA certified for just over $1100 

The simple setting on this site is $200. Honestly, I would go for something like that.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

If you want a LabCreated diamond, you can also look at DiamondFoundy. They sell legit lab-created diamonds. They have a .66 c, Excellent Cut, J Color, SI2 that scores well on the HCA tool at $1091. 

https://www.diamondfoundry.com/item/round-cut-diamond-0-66-carat-j-white-si2-clarity-12390/

Put that in this lovely setting they offer (14k rose, white or yellow gold) and you are just  tiny bit above budget with a real winner of a gem. $850.

https://www.diamondfoundry.com/item/tiny-flame/?pack=1&ring-size=null&metal=Select%20a%20metal&type=one_stone&id=8889

https://www.diamondfoundry.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/Round/

 

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