Lab Diamond- Am I being ripped off???

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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656 posts
Busy bee

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
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Honey bee

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
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Helper bee

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 # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Helper bee

bklyn18 :  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 # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

bklyn18 : 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 # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

bklyn18 :  ill be waiting your results!!!$

Post # 14
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289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • 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. 

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