Lab Created Diamond Questions

posted 2 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

Just for reference, my lab diamond is 1.41 carats, I color, VS1, excellent cut and it was somewhere around $5000.  We got it from a brick and mortar jeweler, but not a chain like Kays or Helzberg.  So it sounds like that’s maybe a tiny bit overpriced?  It would depend very much on the stone itself though.

ETA: It might be slightly more expensive if it’s 1 carat on the dot or extremely close.  Stones get more expensive as you get to those really round numbers, which is why my stone is 1.41 vs a solid 1.5 carats.  It was less expensive and doesnt look any different.

itsgotime :  

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

itsgotime :  Yes, people are weirdly snobby about it sometimes, but just remember that they’re only snobby because they want more of your money, lol.  I love my lab diamond to bits.  Here’s my beauty. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

itsgotime :  Thank you!  I already have my band, and I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚  I might get an eternity band or something down the road, but for now I really liked the simplicity of this.

Post # 8
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Worker bee

Where did you find that wedding band? It’s so pretty! hickoryhills :  

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Brilliant Earth has a really good return policy, so your boyfriend shouldn’t be afraid to buy from them. If you’re not happy with the stone, you can always return it for a full refund. And it comes with a certification and grading report.

My lab diamond is from Brilliant Earth and I love it. My fiance said they were easy to work with, very responsive to his emails, and delivery was quick. Mine is a 0.76 carat round brilliant, G color, VS1 clarity, excellent cut. My fiance paid $1,600 for it. If you buy from a brick-and-mortar store, you’re going to pay more because you’re paying their overhead costs. I would encourage your boyfriend to consider buying from a reputable online retailer that offers a good return policy. That way there’s no risk, and you’ll save a lot of money.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

korlbee :  Etsy!  It’s a shop called Lily and Dahlia – they’re out of Israel I think. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

Brilliant Earth is a very reputable company and I had a great experience buying my lab diamond from them. It was roughly $3100 for a 1.11carat round I color VVS1 ideal cut. 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

itsgotime :  it seems my comment didn’t post. 

Congrats what an exciting time! Have you searched brilliant earth for those specs? It’s significantly cheaper. I found a 1ct, F, VS2, ideal cut for what I believe to be $2,500 (mine comes up in Australian dollars). For the same specs you are looking at in store you can probably find something for around $1,500. 

He can always return it after receiving it if he doesn’t like it. You get way more bang for your buck. I would definitely go with brilliant earth. 

https://www.brilliantearth.com/lab-diamonds-search/view_detail/8288037/

Post # 13
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Newbee

My friend and I both got our diamonds and rings from Diamond Foundry, who also supplies diamonds to Vrai (formerly known as Vrai and Oro). I believe You can now make a virtual or pop up shop appointment now.

My friend has the twist band while mine is set in the six prong channel set band. We both love our diamonds and my husband loves everything about my stone and setting.

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