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Lab grown french cuts.....are they out there?

jaysonsmom

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I was wondering if some of the lab grown diamond vendors can chime in....if I wanted a French cut eternity band, could French cut melee be readily sourceable or require custom cut and hefty premium? Would it be less expensive to search for French cut eternity bands in the second-hand market?
 

foxinsox

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I’m pretty sure Tianyu do French cuts. I don’t know if they’re any good tho. Not sure about any others.
I’m currently planning (and should get on with buying) a French cut 7-stone band using silver spinels. I had a bit of a look for French cut lab but I’m keen on something a little different so hopefully spinel works instead.
 

Cerulean

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Yes I saw both enhoerning and cecile ray designs had lovely silver spinel frenchies!

I would be curious about lab ones as well...mined are just so cost prohibitive
 

jaysonsmom

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Caysie from CvB said she’s working on sourcing some. She said the smallest French cut squares in lab diamonds are 2 mm, yielding a band approximately 2.5 mm wide.

That is exactly the width I’m looking for!
 

mamadelmar

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Unfortunately, Caysie said she wasn’t able to get the French cuts. She’s still trying, though.
 

Rockdiamond

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I'm finding that smaller stones in unusual shapes- such as Frenchies- are quite rare- and when you consider the prices, the motivation to cut specialty lab grown stones in small sizes isn't really there
....but things are changing rapidly....
 

Mlh

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I'm finding that smaller stones in unusual shapes- such as Frenchies- are quite rare- and when you consider the prices, the motivation to cut specialty lab grown stones in small sizes isn't really there
....but things are changing rapidly....

Not to thread jack but I thought I saw that Stuller is now offering emerald cut lab grown diamonds for eternity bands. Just thought that was interesting.
 

foxinsox

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I’m pretty sure Tianyu do French cuts. I don’t know if they’re any good tho. Not sure about any others.
I’m currently planning (and should get on with buying) a French cut 7-stone band using silver spinels. I had a bit of a look for French cut lab but I’m keen on something a little different so hopefully spinel works instead.

I bought them finally (from Cecile Raley) and they're on their way! will post pictures once they arrive.
 

mamadelmar

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Noemie also has a few options for LGD eternities (such as baguettes) but sadly, no French cuts. Hopefully, @Rockdiamond is right and things will change soon.
 

Rockdiamond

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Baguettes and emerald cuts are common. French cuts not so much.
 

foxinsox

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Baguettes and emerald cuts are common. French cuts not so much.
You can make French cuts from baguettes can’t you? They couldn’t have a high crown (I assume you lose too much material?) but they’re a shape that is adaptable if there’s no alternative?
 

Rockdiamond

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You can make French cuts from baguettes can’t you? They couldn’t have a high crown (I assume you lose too much material?) but they’re a shape that is adaptable if there’s no alternative?

Hypothetically you could trim baguettes but without the high crown I don’t think they’ll have the “Frenchie” personality. It would still look like a baguette band
 
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