- Jul 27, 2018
Nothing more to add. Just looking for a list of places that I can trust for a quality lab diamond at a reasonable price.
I'm not sure that MMD manufacturers wanting to recoup money to cover their initial investment costs and make some profit, by charging a price that is acceptable to the market (whether or not it's directly related to the price of manufacture using a 'cost plus' approach, or simply set at a price that the market will bear) is anything other than standard business practice. It is not really 'cheating consumers'.Yes, definitely!
You will see the so called "lab grown" "man made" diamonds will become much cheaper and cheaper in the future. Like the other "lab grown" rubby, lab grown saphire ...
Manufactures of lab grown diamonds just want to cheat consumers. One hand they try to attack the nature mined diamonds ( by trying to misleading to "blood diamonds" or non eco friendly bla bla bla ). At the other hand they try to sell those valueless MMD produced last friday at the 80% prices level of the real diamonds one of a kind created by nature since bilion of years ago!
Gem-quality, lab-grown diamonds are not as easily/quickly -- or cheaply produced -- as ice cubes. If they were, a helluva of lot more people would be cranking them out.Lab grown diamonds can be made every day of the week and as many as you want like people make cubic ice in the freez! Why do you let the MMD manufactures cheat you by selling at 20 % - 30% off from the unique real diamonds from mother nature?
So far no GIA certifications provided for those stones in the market
Bumping up MelloYello8's post since it's the one to date that answered @frogplus 's query. Also tagging @ChristineRose in the hope that she will offer additional feedback for frogplus.While I’m looking forward to lightbox, they won’t sell stones loose and it doesn’t look like they’ll provide any specs. 1 ct will be a range that is more or less a carat and the carat is based on total weight for the piece. None of the initial offers look like they will include any one carat pieces without side stones so I’m starting to doubt any of their products at opening will have a single stone at a full carat.
D.NEA has been around for a long while but has a limited inventory. I recently made a purchase there as well as ecodiamond.com, and the latter has a 10% coupon right now. I remember looking at brilliantearth and it seemed to charge more than other stores with overlapping virtual inventories.
Others I’ve considered are:
That would be great if that's offered. It's not clear to me if any size and color combination will be available for all jewelry options. If that's the case, I'll be stalking 2ctw diamond studs.
Diamond is a diamond - shiny & beautiful. No one today thinks like the way you have just listed - that's like 1990.Ooohshiny,
Synthetic diamonds (or so called lab grown, man made, unreal .. diamonds) are valuless because they are made like you make cubic ices in the fridge at any time you want. MMD manufactures are cheating because they value those things to the nature diamonds. Of couse, MMD are not fee, because of the cost of cuting, cost of machines ... Anyway, you can very soon "buy 1 get 10 free."
Why diamonds are valuable? Those are the reasons why consummers willing to pay very high prices for diamonds : https://realisadiamond.com/diamond-infographic/
- Before there was life, there were diamonds. Diamonds were formed between 1-3 billion years ago, as deep as 100 miles below the earth’s surface. Diamonds are the oldest thing most of us will ever own or even hold.
- Diamonds are uniquely beautiful. Like snowflakes, no two diamonds are alike.
- Diamonds are rare and getting rarer. The last significant discovery of diamonds was almost 20 years ago and only approximately 50 locations around the world were found to contain diamonds viable for commercial mining. In 1 ton of rock called kimberlite, you would be lucky to find 1 carat of diamond.
- The Greeks and Romans believed diamonds were the tears of the gods and remnants of fallen stars. Romans also placed diamonds at the tip of Cupid’s arrow, which is one of the earliest associations to love.
- Natural colored diamonds are the rarest. There is a 1 in 1,000 chance that a diamond will possess a natural color whether that color is pink, yellow, blue, brown, green, gray or any shade in between.
- More than 99% of diamonds are now from conflict-free sources and are tracked under the UN mandated Kimberley Process since its inception in 2000.
- Globally more than 10 million people are supported by the diamond industry.
- Diamonds create employment opportunities for mine workers and help them to not only make a good salary, but also obtain healthcare, create a better home environment and provide education for their children.
- The world’s leading mining companies take major steps to help maintain and protect the environments and wildlife that surround their mines. Mine Closure Plans are approved years before a mine opens to ensure the land and communities benefit long after the mine closes.
- Because of their age and origin, diamonds are scientists’ closest source to the center of the earth and provide clues to what the earth was like 2 billion years ago.
Yeah, that ' s the point!@VDK1 I'm curious why you're saying lab grown diamonds are costume jewelry? It's my understanding that they are exactly the same make up as natural diamonds. It would seem to me that as long as they are cut the same, they are exactly the same as any natural diamond other than where it came from.
Another way to look at it is that humans, through the combined application of experience and intelligence gained through thousands of years of evolution and learning and knowledge sharing, has learnt how to create a form of carbon that takes millions of years to form in nature - we have, in effect, become masters of nature.Yeah, that ' s the point!
Years in the history people are willing to pay high price or extreemly hight price for the precious jem stones like diamond, ruby, emerald, sapphire and jadeite... because of their physically beauty and the unique and finiteness ( rareness ) of those stones in nature !
MMD have the same physical and chemical structures of diamonds but are not unique not rare and not finite like nature diamonds. That is the point. Simple example, a piece of stone from the moon can be very expensive but if you can make a machine that produce the same physical and chemical of this stone, who will buy this? Same concept of the antique and fake antique : prices of those can not be compared