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3 Budget MMD's from Different Retailers Compared

doribird

Rough_Rock
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I've been on a lab grown diamond kick lately, and thought pictures of the pieces I've purchased might be helpful. They all came from different sources, and were each well under $1000.

The .90 carat solitaire in yellow gold came from New World Diamonds, and you can read about my fiasco in the thread asking about that company. It's a well cut, clean diamond that has a VERY warm color. I personally love it, but I realize it might not appeal so much to others.

The middle pendant is the .50 ct colorless Lightbox. I bought it during Bloomingdales sale. It's very white and well cut. The size is a bit smaller than I expected, and the design allows the diamond to flip over a lot, so frustrating!

The halo ring is from JTV. I couldn't find much mention of JTV on here, so I was wary to order. This is a nice little ring. As white as the lightbox and very clean. The center is .25 ct, but it looks larger, and is a great right hand ring. The cut doesn't seem as good as the other two, but it throws off nice sparkles. It is set in a 14kt gold setting as well, which is slightly unusual for JTV. I was pleasantly surprised with this ring when I got it.

Pictures (if you want any additional pictures of anything, I'll get my actual camera out. These are just pictures on my phone):
 

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OoohShiny

Ideal_Rock
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Thank you for the pictures and comments! :))

They look really good!

The NWD stone does look the most well-cut in terms of the arrows patterning - do you have an ASETscope to check each of them out??
 

doribird

Rough_Rock
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I don't have an ASETscope, but it'd be interesting to see how each performs. Maybe someday!
 

OdetteOdile

Brilliant_Rock
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Thank you for sharing your experience and these pictures! I find the .5 Lightbox pendant very tempting. I think I am going to wait and see if they release 1.5 or 2 tcw studs.
 

doribird

Rough_Rock
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The pendant is nice, but it does roll around on my neck a lot. My future plan down the road a ways is to mount the stone in a target ring setting from Ivy and Rose.
 

OdetteOdile

Brilliant_Rock
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The pendant is nice, but it does roll around on my neck a lot. My future plan down the road a ways is to mount the stone in a target ring setting from Ivy and Rose.
Oooh - I really like the Ivy and Rose target rings! That's a great idea =)2
 

lovedogs

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Thanks for these pics--super helpful! I love your stone from NWD even though the overall experience with them sounded extremely sub-par.
 

AprilBaby

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I added a chain extender to mine with a dangle end and it doesn’t move at all. You don’t even need to extend length, just use it for weight.
 

prinsad

Shiny_Rock
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The pendant is nice, but it does roll around on my neck a lot. My future plan down the road a ways is to mount the stone in a target ring setting from Ivy and Rose.
THATS WHAT I WANT TO do! Lol great minds think alike!
 
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