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I am on the hunt for a REALLY good pair of fake diamond stud earrings... can you recommend any?

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fadetoblack Sun 24-Jul-16 21:25:18

I am a horror with earrings and generally manage to lose them quite quickly which is why I don't want an actual pair of diamond studs (plus the £1k cost) but the current ones a have just don't sparkle and look pretty grotty. I ordered a pair from brilliant Inc which were super sparkly but the fitting of the butterfly was really lose and for £65 I was not happy so returned them. Has anyone bought from trudiamonds, carat or any other specialist in good fake sparklers?

signalred Sun 24-Jul-16 21:30:21

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TiddlesUpATree Sun 24-Jul-16 21:38:21

I have some from carat that I got for my wedding. They're gorgeous. Carat shop in London is really nice.

northerngoldilocks Sun 24-Jul-16 21:44:23

consider getting a replacement from brilliant Inc - I came on to suggest them. Mine are excellent, I really don't think you can tell the difference from mined diamonds (well - not unless you're an expert and have a microscope). The backs on mine aren't loose at all, if anything they're really tight so I think yours could have been a one off. Perhaps call them up to explain and see if they could check the replacement pair?

Gunpowder Sun 24-Jul-16 21:47:45

I've had several pairs from M&S over the years that have fooled friends. They are much cheaper though, £10/15 rather than £60. Not sure how they compare to the Carat/Brilliant ones in terms of quality.

CMOTDibbler Sun 24-Jul-16 21:51:40

I have these from Heavenly Necklaces and have had lots of compliments on them, inc from someone who wears a truckload of real diamonds routinely

Diamonddealeroncemore Sun 24-Jul-16 21:52:14

Normal butterflies can be tightened by squeezing them together. I used to work at an uber posh jewellers and if people brought in earrings saying the butterflies were too loose we would just take them out the back and squeeze them hard.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sun 24-Jul-16 22:00:52

Diamonique from QVC

Silver, platinum plated silver, silver vermeil (sp) and gold (and they do a platinum set but £££)

I have only once had any problems with a pair (a flower shaped stud, one of the stones came out and they refunded ) no problems with the backs.
They have a 30 Day Money Back Guarentee even on earrings.

I bought 2 pairs of screw backs from USA (on eBay) but they are quite fiddly, DD managed to lose 2 of the backs hmm and I CBA trying to find replacements.

AnneEyhtMeyer Sun 24-Jul-16 22:32:57

I've seen some nice ones in Debenhams, but if you do ever get real ones you don't have to worry about the backs because they screw in rather than have push-on backs.

Every few weeks I just make sure mine haven't unscrewed at all. ]

Before I had real diamonds I used to lose earrings all the time.

Fomalhaut Sun 24-Jul-16 22:48:08

Ooooh. Liking the heavenly stuff. Any other similar places?

CodewordRochambeau Mon 25-Jul-16 00:54:32

Carat have a particularly good selection of cuts. The trick is not to go too big - no bigger than 1 carat (smaller if you have small or joined earlobes). Keeps everything plausible (although if you care about passing for the real thing, butterfly backs will give you away; as a pp said, real diamond studs generally have screw backs).

ilovecherries Mon 25-Jul-16 18:10:09

Wow. How did I not know about synthetic diamonds? I had a pair of CZ ones, but I never liked them, they looked very false - far too big and an unpleasant shadow on the colour. Have ordered a pair of classic cut from Brilliant Inc with my birthday money. Can't wait to see them.

fadetoblack Mon 25-Jul-16 18:27:17

Have tried to post all day but my phone has been playing funny buggers. Think I am finally there!

I didn't even know about the screw backs on proper diamond studs! I did order 0.7 carat from Brilliant Inc but they were too big on me so will go for 0.5 nex time

Jbck Mon 25-Jul-16 18:32:14

I have 3 pairs of diamnd studs, none have screw backs.

All different jewellers and expensive not high street chain.

CointreauVersial Mon 25-Jul-16 18:37:05

Swarovski do some really nice ones. Excellent quality.

lanbro Mon 25-Jul-16 18:42:28

I got some Swarovski ones from amazon a couple of years ago for £5 a pair! Bought 2 incase they went tarnished but the second pair are still in the wrapper! Sterling silver too

Madbengalmum Mon 25-Jul-16 18:47:26

i have a pair of 3 carat diamond earrings which don't have screw backs, i wouldnt wear them if they did because they are very uncomfortable. So i will rubbish your theory with that one.

CatsCantFlyFast Mon 25-Jul-16 18:48:40

Another one rubbishing the theory. Diamond studs over £1k and butterfly backs

Kirriemuir Mon 25-Jul-16 18:49:40

QVC diamonique. You can try for 30 days and return if you don't like them.

ZaraW Mon 25-Jul-16 19:12:58

Carat are really good I had mine for years before getting some real ones. My diamond studs are butterfly backs too.

Fuzzypeggy Mon 25-Jul-16 19:19:09

I also have diamond studs with butterfly backs

Libitina Mon 25-Jul-16 19:32:26

Another vote for QVC Diamonique. I have several pairs and a few rings and everyone thinks they're real. They're amazed when I tell them how much they really cost, lol.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 25-Jul-16 19:32:42

Very surprised at the larger ones having butterfly backs. I wouldn't risk that.

As for some others, well the smaller ones may not have butterfly backs. It is generally only over a carat that do.

The screw backs are not uncomfortable at all. Why would they be? The back is the same size and a similar shape to a butterfly so I don't understand why someone would be ok wearing a butterfly but not a screw.

AnneEyhtMeyer Mon 25-Jul-16 19:33:33

the smaller ones may, not may not!

Madbengalmum Mon 25-Jul-16 19:36:12

Well i have had both, and you can be very surprised at the fact that mine have butterfly backs, and i cant get on with screw backs,which i find uncomfortable as the posts are generally thicker.

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