Post # 1
So…my fiance proposed to me with what he called my “anniversary” ring (he proposed on our anniversary). It is a tanzanite ring that completes a set that I already own (necklace and earrings). He said that instead of picking out just any old diamond ring, he wanted to custom design my real e-ring together, so that I’d have the ring of my dreams. It was so sweet and extremely thoughtful. And SO MUCH FUN! I’m really happy that he involved me in the process.
So…blue diamonds have been my favorite ever since I saw the Hope diamond in the Smithsonian when I was 6 years old, but they’re SUPER expensive–unless you get an irradiated stone (which are lovely, but I preferred the color of a natural blue diamond). Plus, my fiance is a scientist, so he loves anything that is high-tech or scientific. He found this company called D.NEA that makes lab-created blue diamonds. They blend the high tech science that he loves, and my absolute favorite gemstone. Plus…they are AMAZING. I totally fell in love with them immediately. And guess what? Mine just arrived! Check it out!
I can’t wait to design the setting!
And apologies for the not-so-great camera phone pics. I’ll post better photos once it’s in the ring itself.
Post # 3
@CelticBeachBride: that. is. gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! love it!!! congrats!!
Post # 4
@kikki_pie: Thank you!!! I’m SO excited. 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
What a lovely hint of color! I also love blue diamonds, and even though I like the teal color of the irridated ones I’m not sure I would like it for an e ring, but the natural ones are so expensive ;-(
Anyways so does this sparkle like a diamond? And are they made in a similar way the other ones are?
Post # 6
@atreyu547: The only difference between this and other diamonds is that it wasn’t grown in the ground. It’s exactly the same, chemically and otherwise (my scientist fiance even tested it in his lab at work). So yes, it sparkles EXACTLY like a diamond. It is one!
Price-wise, lab-created blue diamonds cost about the same as natural whites. But they are WAY less than natural (earth-grown) blue diamonds. For us, it was a win-win. 🙂
Here’s a link to how they grow them:
That said, I did choose a step-cut stone (Asscher cut), and because of the way Asscher cuts (and emerald cuts as well) are cut, they aren’t nearly as flashy as say, a radiant cut stone. They have more of a vintage art-deco quality, which I love. It’s really just a matter of personal taste.
Post # 7
That is one of the prettiest asscher cut diamonds I have ever seen! Congratulations!
Post # 8
Wow! That is stunning! Ive never seen anything like it. Congrats!
eta … Loving the asscher cut too!
Post # 9
That is the coolest stone I have ever seen!
Post # 10
It’s quite lovely! If it is lab-created, is it then flawless? That would be a bonus!!!
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
Absolutely love it! I too prefer natural blue diamonds.
Post # 12
@CelticBeachBride: Congratulations! That diamond is incredible. Do you mind sharing the weight, if you know? What kind of setting are you thinking of designing? I can’t wait to see your finished ring!
Post # 13
@CelticBeachBride: it is absolutely gorgeous!!
Post # 14
wow!! How beautiful! I didnt know that had lab diamonds that were colored…now my lust for pink diamonds is returning..my poor SO lol Congrats girl!
Post # 15
Soooo pretty! Their blues are beautiful. I want a pink d.nea diamond someday!
I prefer non-irradiated stones also – I wouldn’t want to wear anything that would react to a Geiger counter. I’m incredibly neurotic about even eating or drinking out of styrofoam & things like that – and it only gets worse from there lol.
Post # 16
@CelticBeachBride: Gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the finished product!