Post # 1
This was our first time buying a diamond and my SO and I chose to go the online purchase route. I’m pretty sure this was a fantastic deal, but I thought I would hit up my Bees and make sure I’m not looking at this stone with rose colored glasses!
It’s a lab diamond so it’s graded by IGI.
Shape: Round (obv)
Carat: 3.29 ct
MM: 9.52 x 9.48 x 5.96
Cost: $13,587 USD
I can’t see any obvious inclusions whatsoever and it looks nice and white face up, but again my diamond experience is super limited. I do have mostly VERY warm toned lighting in my house (hey it’s cozy!) so I took pictures in the more “normal” white lights to show.
Let me know what you think! The stone has a 30 day return policy so we are going to take it to a few jewelers tomorrow to see their opinion of the stone as well!
Ps: Sorry the pics are huge idk how to resize, and excuse my super dry hands the mountains get me lol! If a video helps I can also upload one!
Post # 2
I’d make sure ‘lab diamond’ isn’t code for ‘cz’ or ‘moissanite’. The price seems waaaay too good to be true and to my knowledge lab diamonds (real ones) are exceptionally hard to grow beyond 1ct. It may have advanced, but unlikely to the 3ct stage.
And I have a sapphire ring, but even to me the facets of that stone do not look like a diamond. I hope some of the diamond ladies chime in for extra opinions.
But based on what I know, the chances that this is a lab diamond are slim – so I would very much do your due diligence before deciding to spend 13k on whatever stone this is.
Post # 3
Who is the seller? I have a lab with IGI cert but it’s a half. Local jeweler said it looked great and was real. So I’d be sure you trust the seller. I got mine from brilliant earth.
Post # 5
I am no diamond expert, but from what I’ve seen around the bee that doesn’t look exactly like a diamond…
I’m probably wrong but something just looks, seems off to me about it?
Its an absolutely beautiful stone! But I’d be questioning whether it was a diamond and what exactly ‘lab diamond’ stands for.
ETA: just read that you can return it and will be getting it checked out by a few jewellers. Definitely a good plan.
Also, I just googled moissanite vs. diamond and found this picture. I don’t know how accurate it is (once again, no expert) but judging from this I say the stone looks more like a moisannite than a diamond.
Post # 6
they definitely are making larger lab diamonds now. You can find them on brilliant earth and other reputable lab diamond sellers!
It’s from D.NEA Diamonds. It’s a pretty reputable diamond seller
I’ve seen quite a few cuts of moissanite in person it’s definitely not moissanite the performance is totally different. I will be going to at least two jewelers tomorrow though to triple check the diamond and make sure it’s real/good quality! ps the diamond is on the left in that photo, moissy on the right! I think they mixed up the caption on the pic lol
Post # 8
I’m no diamond expert either but by the looks of it I’d say it was an Asha (diamond simulant). The heart and arrows are very distinct…blunted. And the price it a little too good to be true. On average lab diamonds cost 50% of earth grown. So l’d guess closer to …30-50K. Yes, take it to some jewelers and have it tested. They can easily identify simullants vs diamond.
Update us with the results!!
Post # 9
haha well you definitely know more than me! I’m horrible at stones! Hopefully it all works out to be what it was advertised as. It’s gorgeous regardless 🙂
Post # 10
I’ll definitely be running to a few jewelers tomorrow and will post back!
I probably wouldn’t be able to tell the difference if I hadn’t been on the moissanite train for a couple years! Thank you though!
Post # 11
if its the real deal I’ll be looking at that website for my 10yr anniversary! Bbeautiful stone in any case. And a good deal!
Best of luck!
Post # 12
I found them because they have an upgrade policy on all their diamonds too! It’s either too good to be true or the best company ever lol
Post # 13
ill be waiting your results!!!$
Post # 14
I don’t know. The website clearly claims these are chemically identical to mined diamonds and are not simulants. There is no word-play or ambiguous terminology. The stone is graded by an independent lab. I can’t believe a company would be willing to clearly state something untrue, and that IGI would be willing to certify something falsely.
To my eye the cut looks excellent.
The price seems low for a lab diamond.
But I’d be happy with it, as long as it’s a real diamond. I assume the folks at IGI would’ve tested for its authenticity.
Congrats, it’s gorgeous!!
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle
D.nea is a pretty reputable lab diamond company and one that’s recommended over on Pricescope, so I’d say it’s legit.