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Old 05-20-2013, 01:05 AM
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You as a woman or a man, would you be OK with a Synthetic Diamond instead of a real diamond?

Women, would you be ok with a synthetic diamond for an engagement ring.

It's late and I can't sleep so I am doing research on mostly Synthetic Diamonds. HA HA!
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:11 AM
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I am totally fine with synthetic diamonds. Heck, I didn't even get an engagement ring and my wedding ring was from Walmart. It's more symbolic to me than anything and it doesn't matter to me what it is made of. Most people that see my ring don't even notice that the diamonds on my ring aren't super high quality. I think they are real diamonds, but if u found out they were fake it wouldn't bother me in the least.

Eta: the only thing that would bother me a bit would be if a guy bought me a diamond ring and told me they were real and then I later found out they were fake and not because they are fake, but because I wouldn't be happy being lied to about it in the first place.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:15 AM
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I found this cool website that deals with synthetic diamonds. I probably will be browsing it all night.

http://www.diamondnexus.com/jessica-...ngagement-ring
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:48 AM
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There synthetic gems & there are look a likes. Most people think of the look a likes. Real synthetic or lab created gems have the same molecular structure & are "real" gems, they just didn't come out of the ground that way.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:54 AM
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There synthetic gems & there are look a likes. Most people think of the look a likes. Real synthetic or lab created gems have the same molecular structure & are "real" gems, they just didn't come out of the ground that way.
Myself, I am talking about the lab created Gems.
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Old 05-20-2013, 03:14 AM
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Either way they're fine. My cousin owns a diamond mine in the Yukon. DeBeers keeps trying to offer him craploads of money to keep his diamonds warehoused, and he keeps threatening to flood the market with cheap diamonds. lol. They're only expensive because the market is so controlled. He has one they pulled out that was the size of a volleyball.

Personally I like the other semi precious stones, like Chilean lapis lazuli and labradorite. Good labradorite is so pretty. In person it almost has a subtle halo.
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I didn't want a diamond engagement ring at all (or any engagement ring) but he did get me a big black diamond that I keep around my neck. It doesn't matter to me what it's made out of. It is just annoying when you tell people you're getting married and all they want to see is the diamond ring. *rollseyes*

(Edited He to he...."He" didn't get me a black diamond )

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I'm kind of snobby in the way that I wanted a smaller, real diamond rather than a fake larger one.

Our wedding bands are made out of whitetail antler, and my engagement ring (which I got a week before our wedding lol) is technically a promise ring, I think? I love it though, and wouldn't want anything bigger. The ONLY thing I would change, is that the corners are very, very sharp.

http://www.zales.com/product/index.j...uctId=13201141
Here it is! Only mine is a white gold band.


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I for sure wanted a diamond on my engagement ring, not cubic zirconia or similar, but I honestly don't care if it was lab created or not. There are so many issues with diamond mining in various parts of the world that I'd almost prefer lab created tbh.

My engagement ring is actually a sapphire off set by two teeny diamonds, but it's perfect.

My wedding band is stainless steel, DH's is titanium iirc.
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I for sure wanted a diamond on my engagement ring, not cubic zirconia or similar, but I honestly don't care if it was lab created or not. There are so many issues with diamond mining in various parts of the world that I'd almost prefer lab created tbh.
Same here!

My engagement ring and wedding band are both white gold with diamonds. Having the rings were important to me, and I wouldn't have wanted fake diamonds.
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