- Sep 24, 2009
LovingDiamonds|1305749570|2925039 said:"Natural" can cover a multitude of things. What you need to do is find out if these are "natural" or "natural and treated". So, have the diamonds (and assuming they''re natural) been irradiated or HPHT or coated? The colour suggests some treatment but that may not be the case. Either way it's a pretty ring and I bet will look lovely on the hand.
Hope this helps.
kenny|1305749897|2925047 said:Color does not look natural to me either, not that there is wrong with treated diamonds.
There is something wrong with buying from a vendor who lies about color origin though.
When color is of natural origin the price is much much higher so just make sure they ARE natural before paying natural price.
I buy FCDs and will not consider one without a GIA report verifying color is of natural origin.
With a ring like that the reports would cost too much.
I don't know what the answer is except assume they are treated and only pay treated price.
Natural can refer to two things.
1. The diamond was minded from the earth as opposed to being created in a lab.
2. The color of the diamond is exactly how it came out of the earth, no treatments were used to change the color.
The vendor may mean 1 but hope you don't know about 2.
iota15|1305751354|2925077 said:Here's a couple of alternatives out there:
Taylorbug!|1305760360|2925223 said:I have emailed the vendor and ask if they were, natural, unheated or treated in any way. He has responded by saying that he didn't think so, but that he would have the ring checked tomorrow and get back with me.
LovingDiamonds|1305830210|2925830 said:I'd be highly suspicious if this is a jewellery vendor saying they're not sure and would have to check. Anybody who buys/sells jewellery for a living would know this immediately?
petrock<3|1305841894|2925998 said:LovingDiamonds|1305830210|2925830 said:I'd be highly suspicious if this is a jewellery vendor saying they're not sure and would have to check. Anybody who buys/sells jewellery for a living would know this immediately?
This definitely. Also, if they are natural, I hope you are not paying for pure yellow diamonds, because they look amberish. That can be a beautiful look, but not for the price of pure yellow. I hope this seller has priced the item fairly, and you are happy with it when it arrives.