- Nov 27, 2009
Stunning! I’m interested in potentially purchasing an MMD from Distinctive Gem as well but was concerned about the internal graining. Would love to hear about your experience with this!
Does it have an IGI report? How is the G color compared to a mined G graded by GIA/AGS?
I purchased two MMD from Distinctive Gems and Jonathan was incredibly helpful! He made me a whole 2 minute long video in different lighting situations to show me my diamonds and assured me that yes, you can see some graining in the super magnified videos but they do not in any way dim the performance, and it could not be seen with the naked eye (and he is correct on both accounts) ! He has a YouTube video where he talks in detail about MMD graining, how he screens for it and how he determines if it affects performance or not, and if it affects the performance he sends it back.
Thank you for sharing! I’ve watched the YouTube video and read the reviews of people here who love his work. I’m really torn because I definitely trust Jon and the members here who have bought MMDs from him but I’m starting to think it might be a mind clean issue with the graining!
That would make 100% sense. It definitely crept in to mind clean territory for me and I may have had a small melt down about it, because until I saw it with my own eyes..... I just couldn't know.
Do you have any local jewelers that carry MMDs that you could inspect in person to get a feel for whether or not it's a direction you want to go? Helzberg carries MMD now, and while I have not visited myself I know two local jewelers in my area that carry and source them for clients. I will say the MMD studs at Helzberg that I saw definitely suffered from obstruction/fuzziness due to graining issues, which makes me feel so much better about how crisp and perfect mine are.
You're right, I think I just need to see with my own eyes! My other issue is that I want my engagement to be a total surprise which makes this tricky too! I've just been playing with the idea of having my BF propose with a 5 or 7 stone band and then waiting until we could go see Jon in person or maybe view the AVCs in our home. It's hard to be a control freak that also wants a surprise, LOL.
Here's my contribution! First time dabbling into the world of lab diamonds so wasn't sure what to expect, but I’m ecstatic to find another new sparkly obsession
2.13ct J/VS1 Emerald Cut
Oh gorgeous! Where did you source your lab diamond, and tell us more about the setting!!!
I ordered the 2 ctw round earrings from Bloomingdale's around black Friday and just got a chance to post pics. I also ordered the 1 ctw cushion and while it was pretty, buying 5 pairs of earrings in one year is a bit much for me so it went back (despite it being a "good deal" at around $450).
I thought 1 ct each on my ears were pretty huge but I've since got used to it! . Now it looks normal to me.
The 1 ctw cushion with .28 ctw studs from looptroop.
Box earrings came in: