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Show me the Bling - the Laboratory Grown version!

Alybetter

Shiny_Rock
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Feb 13, 2017
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I was confused too… I thought no LGD or other lab grown gems or synthetics could be posted on SMTB or RT. I just got a LGD set in unplated 14k white gold and wanted to post the ring and discuss it for other people who might be considering unplated WG but I feel like it would get buried here. Setting discussions are the kind of discussion that goes on more in RT than here. Also I’m waiting on a LGD ring but figured I could not post in the two week club, but thought starting a two week club in this forum would not get much traffic. And when I get that one I wanted to do a thread on cvd vs. hpht vs. a lab sapphire which I thought might be useful but due to the lab sapphire I don’t think I can post it in this forum about LGD.

I posted a multi stone ring proportion question in RT. I hope that was OK. The ring will likely be a mix of both mined and MMD. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what’s acceptable.

Incidentally, I’m waffling between unplated WG and 10k yellow for my own ring project. I would LOVE to see your LGD in unplated white so I do hope you post it up here.
 

oncrutchesrightnow

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 17, 2006
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I posted a multi stone ring proportion question in RT. I hope that was OK. The ring will likely be a mix of both mined and MMD. Sometimes it’s hard to tell what’s acceptable.

Incidentally, I’m waffling between unplated WG and 10k yellow for my own ring project. I would LOVE to see your LGD in unplated white so I do hope you post it up here.

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oncrutchesrightnow

Brilliant_Rock
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Re tone — Yes. Buttery color is even. Color changes in different lights. From a warm grey to a cool beige. Could pass as a silver metal or a tan gold — lighter than 10k yellow gold.

As long as I’m sitting at the hair salon, here, have a picture of my ring with the salon’s wood floor, beige wall, and grey trim.

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:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Re diamond — It is from Distinctive Gem.

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Alybetter

Shiny_Rock
Joined
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Re tone — Yes. Buttery color is even. Color changes in different lights. From a warm grey to a cool beige. Could pass as a silver metal or a tan gold — lighter than 10k yellow gold.

As long as I’m sitting at the hair salon, here, have a picture of my ring with the salon’s wood floor, beige wall, and grey trim.

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:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:

Re diamond — It is from Distinctive Gem.

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It’s just beautiful. Thanks for sharing it!
 

chloe88

Rough_Rock
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Adding my 2.41 tcw MMD studs from Distinctive Gem. 1.19 L VVS2 and 1.22 K VS1. They are little sparkle bombs!

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Those are so gorgeous! How was communication overall with distinctive gem? I tried emailing but no one got back to me for several days.
 

Jchap41

Rough_Rock
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Those are so gorgeous! How was communication overall with distinctive gem? I tried emailing but no one got back to me for several days.

@chloe88 i had tried email at first but had better luck with his chat feature on his website. This is how I primarily communicated with him. Once on there he’d send me something via email (videos and links to diamonds) but he’d let me know via chat he sent them. I’d then respond both in email and chat to ensure he’d receive my response. I just kept the chat feature open on my computer and would refresh every once in a while to make sure I didn’t miss something. After making first contact he was very responsive and kept me informed with where everything was in the process. Once he handed the diamonds off to Vicki to handle setting and delivery she was the same way very responsive and kept me up to date on status.

and thank you for the compliment!!! 2 months in and I’m still obsessed!!
 

chloe88

Rough_Rock
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@chloe88 i had tried email at first but had better luck with his chat feature on his website. This is how I primarily communicated with him. Once on there he’d send me something via email (videos and links to diamonds) but he’d let me know via chat he sent them. I’d then respond both in email and chat to ensure he’d receive my response. I just kept the chat feature open on my computer and would refresh every once in a while to make sure I didn’t miss something. After making first contact he was very responsive and kept me informed with where everything was in the process. Once he handed the diamonds off to Vicki to handle setting and delivery she was the same way very responsive and kept me up to date on status.

and thank you for the compliment!!! 2 months in and I’m still obsessed!!

Appreciate the response! I’m going to give that a try. I got impatient and DMed him as well lol

I would be too if I had your lovely studs :kiss2:
 
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