Opalescent diamonds are gorgeous! Anyone heard of them?

posted 3 months ago in Rings
Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

Wow. I actually didn’t see any rude comments on here – I think people are being a bit overly sensitive. Personally, I would never spring for a salt & pepper diamond or a milky diamond like OP posted. The whole point of diamonds is the sparkle and that’s lost with all of those inclusions. It almost defeats the entire purpose of having a diamond imo. And I do think it’s great marketing at work. Like chocolate diamonds…🤷🏾‍♀️

Post # 48
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@bluecutie00:  Calling these diamonds “wads of spit” isn’t rude? 

Post # 49
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Busy bee

Lol @ anyone who doesnt like poor quality items magically marketed as “unique” and “special” = jealous 

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Post # 50
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Busy bee

I dig the look of included stones I love the salt and pepper and galaxy diamonds. I think these opaque stones are also called white diamonds in some circles. I agree the prices are ridiculous, but so is Tiffany and I love them, lol. It’s all about what it’s worth to you personally. 

Post # 51
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Bumble bee

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@strawberrysakura:  Thank you so much! I am completely aware that it’s not to everyone’s taste, but I’d say that’s true of all rings :). 

I was recently reading another bee’s post on included diamonds, and I really loved what she said about the significance of the “imperfect” diamond relating to her relationship. When we got this ring I did like the symbolism of “it’s not perfect because we’re not perfect”—we’re perfect for each other, that’s what matters, and the ring is perfect for me, despite (maybe because of) its “flaws”. 

Post # 52
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Bumble bee

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@bluecutie00: It almost defeats the entire purpose of having a diamond….

Yeah, that’s it in a nutshell, actually, lol. Having a diamond was never high on my list, having a ring I loved enough to wear for the next sixty years was, though. The fact that it turned out to contain a diamond was purely a coincidence. I do like the hardness factor, though. I’m hard on my hands and the majority of my favorite stones would not be suitable for daily wear.

Post # 53
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Helper bee

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@kayzobo:  Now that’s gorgeous!!! I would definitely wear that! 

Post # 54
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Honey Beekeeper

If you love the ring, that’s all that counts. As far as the markup because it’s a diamond, just keep in mind that compared to the depreciation of even a quality diamond walking out of the showroom, this will be worth almost nothing on resale. That may or may not matter to you. 

Post # 55
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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@fanshell:  Honestly speaking, I’ve used that exact phrase when seeing rings with the milky inclusions in store. I would NEVER say that to somebody about their actual ring, don’t get me wrong. But I do think that some included rings can actually look like frozen spit, ice, etc. And OP asked for opinions. I think that opinion is an honest and valid one.

Post # 56
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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@xiphosura:  Yeah, I don’t get why somebody would pay the price tag for a diamond that looks like a moonstone. To each their own, but not me.

Post # 57
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I really like the pear one. 

Post # 58
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: City, State

🤔 these are pretty cool!! I wonder what the price difference is, and I’d love to see one irl… I’ve always liked the look of salt and pepper diamonds, but I’ve never seen one irl either. 

Post # 59
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Worker bee

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@LittleFrenchBee:  I’ve never heard of these! I think that emerald cut ring looks beautiful! 

Post # 60
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@bluecutie00:  I didn’t question the validity of someone’s opinion, but  one can articulate themselves with a whole hell of a lot more tact than that. Like with the chocolate diamonds thing. I don’t care for them, but I am also not going to say they look like crystalized shit because I can do a whole lot better than that. 

Post # 61
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

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@xiphosura:  I love your ring. There’s something mystical about opals and white, opaque stones. 🤍

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