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Buttercookies

Rough_Rock
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Is there a competition for lab grown diamond? JamesAllen just expanded their lab created preset stud to include 1ctw 1.5 ctw and 2ctw.

Currently their 1ctw is priced lower than Lightbox.

 

vintageinjune

Shiny_Rock
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Hooray for more pre-set options! My hesitation would be they do not specify any sort of cut grade (which admittedly, most consumers probably don't care or know about that much), and would likely still request the certs for the stones used.

It would not be beyond the realm of possibility that as the technology produces larger quantities and better quality rough for MMDs and an increased number of retailers get on the lab-grown bandwagon the prices will drop and demand will go up, creating a competition indeed.
 

elizat

Brilliant_Rock
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Those are good prices on the pre-set earrings. I wish they had been an option when I bought my mother's day gift!
 

Lisag103

Rough_Rock
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Thanks! Amazing price and I am so tempted but I worry about the additional cost of customs duty as I’m in Europe! Might be worth it though!

Do you think the .25 TCW would be teeny tiny?
 

Buttercookies

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Thanks! Amazing price and I am so tempted but I worry about the additional cost of customs duty as I’m in Europe! Might be worth it though!

Do you think the .25 TCW would be teeny tiny?
They will be .125 carat each so about 3-3.25 mm in diameter.

It depends on your earlobe. If you have small earlobe it will be suitable. Most people but this size for their second piercing.

Lord knows I’ve been looking at studs for a long time now. This is the best pricing I’ve seen.

I’m tempted by the 1 ctw.
 

m-cubed

Rough_Rock
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I‘m not crazy about studs themselves, but I like the idea with different earring jackets. I saw a lot of jackets in eBay, but wasn’t sure how sizing worked. Do they tend to come in particular sizes, like it’s easy to find ones that fit 0.5 ct studs, but not .33 ct studs as an example? Clue me in please!
 

Decision_Decisions

Rough_Rock
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I'm so tempted by this! I built a pair of studs earlier this year and ended up sending them back because the cuts weren't "perfect" and for the price I felt like they needed to be. In retrospect they were beautiful and I probably should have kept them but it was a mind clean issue.

That said, I compared studs from 3 different vendors and the JA ones were by far the nicest settings. Might consider taking a chance on the cut at this price...
 

Decision_Decisions

Rough_Rock
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Hmmm, I just did a chat and she would not say what the cut was, just that they were better than brick and mortar stores. When I pressed she said very good/excellent. I would not expect ideal unfortunately but hopefully it will be surprisingly good! Looks like it might take up to a month to ship though.
 

sd_flp

Shiny_Rock
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Hmmm, I just did a chat and she would not say what the cut was, just that they were better than brick and mortar stores. When I pressed she said very good/excellent. I would not expect ideal unfortunately but hopefully it will be surprisingly good! Looks like it might take up to a month to ship though.
Lol, tbh, I think the cs rep might have embellished because I let her know I didn’t expect them to be ideal. :) Personally I think they’ll be at the very worst “Good” cuts, at least based on the loose lab diamonds they have listed on their site (re: Good, Very Good, Ideal).
 
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mrsthirdcharms

Rough_Rock
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For those of you looking for smaller lab diamond studs, don’t forget about Loop. They’ve got .5 tcw 14k white gold studs for $199. I love my pair.

 
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