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Man made diamonds

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MrRected Sat 17-Nov-12 13:23:52

I was in a man made diamond shop today.. I couldn't tell the difference.

Are man maded diamonds a no no, or the sensible option for those of us who don't have the money for a very expensive mined gem?

GrimAndHumourless Sat 17-Nov-12 13:28:12

some are v good indeed

up to you

if you want real diamonds make sure they are ethical is all I say

MrRected Sat 17-Nov-12 13:32:53

I just loved the ring - it would have been 10x the price if it were the real deal.

Ok, but is it ten times the price of second hand or lovely antique diamonds?

I wouldn't now buy a new diamond though I have been to Antwerp to buy before but I would love old rose cut diamonds in an Art Deco ring.

Beaverfeaver Sat 17-Nov-12 15:03:20

Moisanite (sp?) is meant to be really good, but never seen it in the flesh.

mrscumberbatch Sat 17-Nov-12 20:52:29

If you think about it, the price of diamonds is nonsense anyway. It's all just down to clever advertising.

If you can get a ring that you really want in moissanite it still has a given value.

Laurie second hand/antique diamonds are still expensive- the quality grading is still the same, just different cuts.

Do you know what kind of man made stone it was OP?

ThePsychicSatsuma Sat 17-Nov-12 20:57:52

what shop was it?

ComradeJing Sat 17-Nov-12 21:08:43

I have a man made ring from carat that looks similar to my wedding ring. When we travel I leave my wedding ring and engagement ring somewhere safe at home and just take that.

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