Siberian Ice diamond simulants, anyone heard of them?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Karebearry:  

My original ering was a pear in a halo…we got it for a great price but I really didnt LOVE it. It was a bit costume. We traded it with a nice chinck of cash for a 1 ct solitaire, whhich I was immediately in love with. However the solitaire sits really high (I swear I am getting to the point) and I wokr in a barn – literally – I ride ponies all day. I bought a swarasvky 1 ct ring in the same 4 prong setting (in sterling) as my e-ring (set in white gold). I SWEAR I cannot tell the difference. So, I do not know about the siberian Ice but I can vouch for the Swarovsky CZ!!! I looked at the Siberian Ice fromt hat seller and I though it was sort of expensive for what it was….but the designs were really nice!! I wonder what the CZ’s actually look like.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I havent really heard anything about them and Google searched them and only found one site that really talked about them. I would be a little scared to purchase it. Honestly, I would go with Moissanite or Asha if you are wanting to save money.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 1998

@ponyrider:  I know that was a while ago, but I’m looking at the Swarovski zirconia and am really curious as to how well it stands up to daily wear and if it gets cloudy. I’m thinking after 9 months you may have a better idea now. 

But they are gorgeous and the ring I want to get will be custom made with the Swarovski zirconia as the centre stone. I just want to be sure that it will hold up to daily wear. 

Any info you have would be great. I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences!!

 

Post # 8
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2014

 

Karebearry:  My engagement ring is a Siberian Ice created diamond.  I love love love it!  I’ts a 1.5 ct center princess cut stone with side diamonds.  No one, not even several jewlers have known it’s a lab stone!  It’s near flawless!  There’s no way we could have afforded a similar natural stone ring of similar size and quality!  Total cost for my ring was under $500, not over $3.000 for a natural stone ring.  I got mine through Michael Shae diamonds and would highly recommend them.  I’ve gotten a few other pieces from them as well.  And get nothing but compliments on each of them.  🙂  Hope this helps!

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I don’t like the fake marketing, or the shill poster above me. That stuff turns me off from purchasing a product. 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Ive been searching for real life pictures of siberian ice diamonds from Michael Shea and havent been able to find any, but luckily for me  my dad bought my mom one for Christmas and we received it today. Its gorgeous. Im purchasing my next ring from them. Heres a couple pictures with a 1.5ct solitaire. I hope this helps anyone who wants to see real life photos.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have purchased a band from Michael Shea diamonds.  It is a good solid product. I’ve worn it for 1-2 years now. The stones are still sparkly and not cloudy. But I also do take care of my jewellery. I would recommend them. They’ve been good to me! 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

the Siberian ice one is the middle one. 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Hey all! just received my brilliant cut Siberia ice diamonds simulant earrings (1.00 CTW). Check the link, I am showing them under three different lights (outside on cloudy day, under halogen lamp, inside). 

My first reaction: mixed feelings. Under some lights they look incredibly real, under some not so. I think the smaller ones would look more like diamonds.

Kinda like them, but in future I would rather pick Forever One Moissanite or just real diamonds… 

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2016

we found this siberian ice diamond site and decided to chose this one instead of spending lots of money on a small stone. In case we go for a real diamond, we couod afford only a tiny ring but I wanted a good size for my chubby finger.  So he got me a siberian ice 1.5 carat round solitaire. I thought I like it and pretty much sparkles. But to my mistake, I didn’t measure my ring rize and it was too tight. We went to west 47th st in manhattan which is a diamond district to resize this to 8 and to see how jwelers react to this stone. I had some expectation as I read even jewelers could not tell the difference in the naked eyes.  But to my disappointment, the jweler we stopped by at first said as soon as I asked the ring size extend, he said, is this cubic zirconia? This IS cubic, right?? ‘ I didn’t like him and wanted to try other jweler because there were thousands of jweler around. It was a diamond word. So I went to the jweler with good yelp rating. and the owner couple there very cautiously asked how it looks similar to a diamond.  That meant they knew it was not. I didn’t fix the ring size and just returned it. I felt a little embarrassed. we are now thinking about either getting a small size of real diamond or to buy a good size of moissanite. Or we might go for an aquamarine which is my birthstone as I got a little turned off by the diamond simulant now. Siberian ice looked almost real in some lighting, but some lighting, it looks far from the real. 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Just wondering if any has had any recent dealings with Michael Shea Diamonds. I have been looking at Siberian Ice/Russian On Fire Diamonds for about 4 years now and constantly go back to Michael Shea Diamonds. I have never purchased anything, but we are in the process of getting our rings for our wedding next year and I was looking for any recent information, advise, etc on them or another comapny that has similar lab created diamonds. 

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