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Lab Diamond from Stargems

Newgirl87

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Hi this is my first posting here, please help this newbee :D

I did a custom replika ring with stargems using 2mm lab diamond. The problem is it looks very dark.
They said its because the setting are closed and didn't let any light go through.
Is it true? Or their lab diamond are just bad cut? At first I thought they made a mistake and giving me moissy, but they assure me 3 times that it was their EF VS VVS Lab diamond. And I cannot find any bad review on their lab diamond soo... but again it was the darkest diamond I've ever had. They still sparkle though, just dark/not sparkly white.

Thanksss!!!!

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Newgirl87

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Bump? Help?
I want to buy their 1ct lab grown but if this melee is bad cut I wouldn't trust their big one.
 

jaysonsmom

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Bump? Help?
I want to buy their 1ct lab grown but if this melee is bad cut I wouldn't trust their big one.

Is there a reason why you would return to the same vendor if you’re not happy with the first purchase? 1ct LG diamonds are a very common size, there are plenty of vendors to chose from, be patient.
 

MRBXXXFVVS1

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Lots of PSers have been happy with Lightbox lab grown 1ct diamonds. You can often find them on sale at Bloomingdale's and you can reset the 1cts into other settings!
 

DejaWiz

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Am I misunderstanding something? Thought the issue was with band containing the 2mm diamonds.

If so, then some of them do look a bit dark which I would attribute to poor proportions and angles, assuming these are full cut, which they appear to be.

May be a bit of a chore to find vetted and confirmed ideal to super ideal cuts at this carat weight and spread size.
 

jaysonsmom

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Am I misunderstanding something? Thought the issue was with band containing the 2mm diamonds.

If so, then some of them do look a bit dark which I would attribute to poor proportions and angles, assuming these are full cut, which they appear to be.

May be a bit of a chore to find vetted and confirmed ideal to super ideal cuts at this carat weight and spread size.

The OP bumped the thread because they wanted to get a 1 ct from the same vendor….
Bump? Help?
I want to buy their 1ct lab grown but if this melee is bad cut I wouldn't trust their big one.
 

DejaWiz

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The OP bumped the thread because they wanted to get a 1 ct from the same vendor….

Ah, so I did miss something. I was going off if the very first post instead of the second one. Thank you for clarifying!
 

Newgirl87

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Am I misunderstanding something? Thought the issue was with band containing the 2mm diamonds.

If so, then some of them do look a bit dark which I would attribute to poor proportions and angles, assuming these are full cut, which they appear to be.

May be a bit of a chore to find vetted and confirmed ideal to super ideal cuts at this carat weight and spread size.

thanks a lot your information is very helpful. I am no expert so I'm not sure if this is a bad cut diamond or just because of closed setting since they really have good review everywhere on their melee. Wont buy their lab diamond again then thankss
 

Newgirl87

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I recommend Tianyu over starsgem when considering chinese lab diamond vendors. I got a small lab diamond band from SG that was good but not great. All my purchases from Tianyu have been amazing.

Tianyu price is much higher, more than what I'm willing to pay. Well I guess I get what I pay. No complaint on SG setting though!
 

emeraldhummingbird

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Hi this is my first posting here, please help this newbee :D

I did a custom replika ring with stargems using 2mm lab diamond. The problem is it looks very dark.
They said its because the setting are closed and didn't let any light go through.
Is it true? Or their lab diamond are just bad cut? At first I thought they made a mistake and giving me moissy, but they assure me 3 times that it was their EF VS VVS Lab diamond. And I cannot find any bad review on their lab diamond soo... but again it was the darkest diamond I've ever had. They still sparkle though, just dark/not sparkly white.

Thanksss!!!!

WhatsApp Image 2021-07-02 at 13.39.15.jpeg

I'm no expert, but it could be true what they said about the closed design. The stones look like they are deep set, with light not able to enter from any angle except straight down through the table.

I have 2 rings from them with lab diamond pave (one is 1.5mm , other 1.8mm) and both sparkle beautifully, so I don't know that it would be a cut problem unless you got a bad batch?
 

Newgirl87

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I'm no expert, but it could be true what they said about the closed design. The stones look like they are deep set, with light not able to enter from any angle except straight down through the table.

I have 2 rings from them with lab diamond pave (one is 1.5mm , other 1.8mm) and both sparkle beautifully, so I don't know that it would be a cut problem unless you got a bad batch?

That's why I asked here because I'm not sure if it's setting problem or really a bad cut diamonds. I'm not sure about bad batch as I've asked 3x and they assure me it was their best melee. Sigh now I'm not sure what to do as I still have so many project for them..
 

Kim N

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I have never purchased from them before, but when I asked if they could use ideal cut lab melee, their response was that they use round brilliant diamonds. :rolleyes: It's almost as if they've never heard of cut quality.
 

Alybetter

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I’m not sure your price range, but I’ve purchased from Clean Origin and I’m happy with the MMDs I’ve got from them. They also have a generous 100 day return policy. Like others have said, it’s worth exploring other vendors.
 

Newgirl87

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I’m not sure your price range, but I’ve purchased from Clean Origin and I’m happy with the MMDs I’ve got from them. They also have a generous 100 day return policy. Like others have said, it’s worth exploring other vendors.

Thanksss I will!! Such a pity, I do love their gold work.
 

Newgirl87

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I have never purchased from them before, but when I asked if they could use ideal cut lab melee, their response was that they use round brilliant diamonds. :rolleyes: It's almost as if they've never heard of cut quality.

LOL I do believe they didn't know about cut, Just color and clarity as they cut using machine and same measurement each time. I'm very curious why all their reviews (on another forum) are good though.
 
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