Post # 1
I’m so confused about all the different “lab grown” diamonds out there. I see sites like Diamond Nexus claiming that they are lab grown but they are CZ. I also don’t really like the look of Moissanite.
I think that the Asha Diamonds are cool because scientifically they have the same structure and are made mostly of carbon.
I know that Apollo labs used to make them but they are no longer around. Has anyone had experience with Pure Grown Diamonds?
I would go with a Diamond from Canada or non-conflict but of course those are always more expensive and is probably out of the price range. Anyone have good tips on that? I really don’t want to buy from DeBeers.
This topic was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by toriu.
Post # 2
toriu: Brilliant Earth has conflict free and legit lab diamonds. It is confusing, most of the stuff on the web is just overpriced CZs marketed with straight lies. To my knowledge Asha is also a CZ just coated in carbon/”diamond”.
Post # 3
Have you considered or heard of Amora Gems? I used to have a moissanite and I switched over to the Amora and it is beyond words. Hope This Helps
Post # 4
I have a lab grown diamond from Brilliant Earth (I believe it’s a Gemesis diamond). I love it, it’s stunning.
Post # 5
If you want a real diamond, get a diamond. I don’t think you’ll be happy with an AG if you want a diamond, and Ashas are diamond coated CZ, not chemically identical to diamonds.
I have looked into lab diamonds as well, there are quite a few pictures and reviews of Dne.a diamonds…
Post # 6
My diamond came fron Blue Nile and they have a strict conflict free diamond policy. Also, the diamonds are reasonably priced. My husband isn’t a fan of lab made “diamonds” so those weren’t an option.
Post # 7
stefzbee: there are real lab made diamonds which are structurally identical to mined diamonds and similarly priced to mined diamonds…they are diamonds without the need for quotations.
There are also scam/dishonest vendors who market their plain cz as “lab diamonds”.
Post # 8
nygirla: I love AG too, but it is not a lab-grown diamond like the OP is looking for.
toriu: Check them out : https://www.puregrowndiamonds.com/
Post # 9
For lab diamonds, D.Nea is incredible.
diamond nexus is just overpriced cz.
tacori and brilliant earth are conflict free.
Moissanite is good too, but sparklier and yellower than diamond.
Post # 10
A lab grown diamond will cost you about the same as a mined diamond because lab grown diamonds are not easy to grow. So if the price is too good to be true you should automatically question it.
Ashas are pretty but, as others have pointed out, it is CZ with an amorphous diamond coating. The AG is for sure gorgeous but it is not exactly like a diamond.
Conflict diamonds have been found labeled as Canadian diamonds and the Kimberly process is flawed so no guarantee that you are purchasing a conflict free diamond.
I think a true lab diamond is a great option! Also, have you considered an estate diamond? You could get a killer deal that way.
Post # 11
I second the suggestion to look into estate pieces. Great finds to be had there.
Post # 12
toriu: Fiance got my diamond from Blue Nile, they have a whole section of Canadian diamonds, getting a conflict-free diamond was essential for me too and they’re really not that much more expensive. As far as conflict diamonds being labeled as Canadian, Blue Nile sends a certificate listing exactly which mine the diamond came from as well as when it was mined and it’s serial number. If you’re worried about it, you can use a jeweler’s loupe and make sure the serial number on the bezel matches the serial number on the certificate. We checked ours and everything matches up fine. I love my diamond, it’s really stunning and sparkles in every light.
Post # 13
I’m a gemologist and I can tell you that puregrowndiamonds.com is a very reputable site for lab grown diamonds. These diamonds have the same chemical structure as natural diamonds as opposed to simulants.
I’m always all for vintage rings too though so I agree with that option!
Post # 14
Thanks for all the help everyone. I think I’m starting to figure this all out? One more question, what is an Amora Diamond? Is it another type of stone like the Moissanite.
I’m don’t really care about having an actual “diamond” a realy nice stone would be fine. I think I’m also going to look into white saphire. But I do care about having CZ!
Post # 15
- Wedding: September 2017 - Red Rock Canyon, Las Vegas, NV
Generally all diamonds set before the 50’s are conflict free. Have you considered loose or set antique diamonds? It was one of the reason I chose a 1920’s ring for the ring I previously had.