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Mixing Mined Diamonds and MMD?

lilah81

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IMG_20201002_141734.jpg . I'm new here. But here is my GIA certified 1.05 lab grown mazarine cut diamond. It is G in color and vs1 clarity. The mounting is my own design and we had it custom made. It is made with natural diamonds and sapphires. IMG_20201002_142007.jpg IMG_20201002_141734.jpg
 

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dhimer

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For those still following my 3-stone project, My James Allen preset labgrown studs came in today, they are beautifully matched in size, both in the 5.11mm-5.15mm range and F-G color was spot on. My mined H centerstone is just a smidge warmer, but when all 3 are facing up, they are close enough not to bother me. Keepers for sure! Can’t wait to get them set in my ring setting! 7D847610-FA45-4D2D-ACEC-A1BCB144818C.jpeg 6C0273D7-D680-493E-96A7-318C76FB959C.jpeg

Hi. How would you compare the diamond quality between JA and lightbox?
 

jaysonsmom

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IMG_20201002_141734.jpg . I'm new here. But here is my GIA certified 1.05 lab grown mazarine cut diamond. It is G in color and vs1 clarity. The mounting is my own design and we had it custom made. It is made with natural diamonds and sapphires. IMG_20201002_142007.jpg IMG_20201002_141734.jpg

@lilah81 : Your ring is absolutely beautiful and shows that lab grown diamonds can be cut into old cuts and easily blend in with natural mined diamonds!
 

jaysonsmom

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Hi. How would you compare the diamond quality between JA and lightbox?

I think both the light box diamonds and James Allen diamonds are equally stunning. I can honestly say that I cannot really compare apples to oranges, because I ordered 3 individual pendants from lightbox, hoping 2 would match in size and color, whereas I ordered a pre-set pair of earrings from James Allen which were matched for size and color. Had I ordered a pair of lightbox earrings, they might have been perfectly matched. Who knows? 5D357F56-C944-4A40-9E96-6CF68EAB8432.jpeg
 
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lilah81

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@lilah81 : Your ring is absolutely beautiful and shows that lab grown diamonds can be cut into old cuts and easily blend in with natural mined diamonds!

Thank you! I really wanted an antique cut diamond. But couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. So after months of searching finally found someone that had lab grown diamonds and cut it to my specifications. He did a fantastic job!
 

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Simple and Sparkly

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@jaysonsmom I LOVE your new three stone! It is amazing! I am wondering if you have a loupe troop contact that I could send you an email? I have some questions about your MMDs and your experience with Distinctive Gems :) Thanks!
 

jaysonsmom

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@jaysonsmom I LOVE your new three stone! It is amazing! I am wondering if you have a loupe troop contact that I could send you an email? I have some questions about your MMDs and your experience with Distinctive Gems :) Thanks!

I don’t have any loupe group listings, it if you give me your loupe group info, I can contact you and give you my email….
 

Tennesseetexan

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I guess I didn’t get much feedback on this thread because I didn’t attach some pictures to show what I’m trying to do....

I have an existing platinum setting with 3 CZ’s (5mm, 8mm, 5mm) that I wear as my travel ring. This ring is about 19 years old because it got it for my 1 year anniversary gift. CZs have become cloudy/mushy.

At 10 year anniversary, I upgraded my ering to 1.8 ct H mined diamond...and at 20 year anniversary I received my 2.8ct MMD. Both are solitaire type rings. I find that I don’t wear my 1.8ct ring at all, so I’m thinking of setting that into my 3-stone setting and buying 2 MMDs for side stones. Voila, Lightbox winter sale....and here I am. Would love to hear any comments/ advice on whether I should do it?
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This is such a lovely idea. I don’t think you’d regret making them into the three stone.
 

Tennesseetexan

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She is finally done! I actually had to change out the 6 prong basket from my originally setting and reworked with a 4 prong basket that fit my 1.81ct center better. Without further ado....my mined Center with 1 ctw James Allen F/G preset studs as sidestones! They were made for each other!!!!!

Now I have 2 amazing wedding sets with a mishmash of MMD and mined diamonds! I have already posted this 3-stone in SMTB thread called where are my 3-stone girls? 1BF29BA5-B426-4C0C-A7EC-638C6A11DDBA.jpeg 5D67EBB8-FAD7-4EB7-B023-EF8353C16988.jpeg
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Agh!!! I didn’t realize how old your post was. This looks amazing! You’re inspiring me!
 

jaysonsmom

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Im very interested in this as i brought a 3 stone ring pre-loved and the centre diamond had been replaced with a windowed blue topaz
Its not that i don't like the topaz - because i actually love it but id like to put a diamond back in there and the price i was quoted (the mall store where it originally came from) it was almost 5.5 times what i paid for the ring
So i have my eye on a lightbox solution very similar to yours

best of luck
i want your's to work out perfectly

@Daisys and Diamonds, did you ever start this project? Would love to see results if you have any to share!
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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@Daisys and Diamonds, did you ever start this project? Would love to see results if you have any to share!
Defiatly still on my must do list because i love this ring
but ... sigh
Have to wait till im more financial
I think id like a blue lightbox after seeing a thread a few days ago as i really like the light blue topaz the ring currently has (i just hate its wondow)

I just want the pandemic to go away so things can be safer
i need to get a full time job but i also can't afford to bring covid home to Gary
There are so many things i need to spend money on before i buy a diamond :boohoo: :boohoo:
My oven died and the washing machine needs at least a new solenoid

I mean we are double vaxed but there are breakthrough cases and we havn't had covid loose in the community here untill now
The flood gates are about to open
 
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