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They are CZs.. ZrO2 is the giveaway.. A lot of places selling CZs have stopped calling them that and started listing the chemical makeup instead.. It's an effort to baffle the buyer into thinking that they are buying something else..

 

As for the Sapphire coating, I couldn't tell you since I haven't bought one to look at.. But, there are certainly not lab created diamonds in any way shape or form.. Just simple CZs with a coating..

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Steve

Gear Head - Designer - Bench Jeweler - Artist - Web Developer

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Anyone had experience with this company?

Is this process of gem creation scientifically possible?

How do they look in real life?

 

We have bought their loose stones and found them superior in quality to regular cubic zirconia..These stones are the closest to natural diamonds that we've seen on the market and use them in our jewelry store..

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:rolleyes:

Anyone had experience with this company?

Is this process of gem creation scientifically possible?

How do they look in real life?

 

We carry their loose stones in our diamond store. We have tested sona simulated diamonds and found them a cut above the rest. They are highly recommended..

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We carry their loose stones in our diamond store. We have tested sona simulated diamonds and found them a cut above the rest. They are highly recommended..

 

So where is your diamond store?? Name??


Steve

Gear Head - Designer - Bench Jeweler - Artist - Web Developer

AnimalCharms.Net

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I have had experience with this company. A friends boyfriend bought one - thinking it was something special. Here's what I found...

 

Based on customer service alone - on scale of 1-10 "10" being the best - they get a "-1" Horrible to deal with! DONT EVER DO BUSINESS WITH THEM - THEY ARE ATTEMPING TO SELL CZ AT AN OUTRAGEOUS PRICE! AND THE Sapphire coating THAT THEY BRAG ABOUT CAN EASILY BE RUBBED OFF WITH SOME RUBBING ALCOHOL... You may not mind buying a "fake" - but don't be fooled into paying any more than it's worth & from what I gather, that's about $30.

THE END

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The fact that two first time posters suddenly chime in on the same day about how great these stones are is reason enough to be suspicious.

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They are CZs.. ZrO2 is the giveaway.. A lot of places selling CZs have stopped calling them that and started listing the chemical makeup instead.. It's an effort to baffle the buyer into thinking that they are buying something else..

 

As for the Sapphire coating, I couldn't tell you since I haven't bought one to look at.. But, there are certainly not lab created diamonds in any way shape or form.. Just simple CZs with a coating..

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Argh, Steve, please tell me you are kidding about the stones being CZs. I looked at their website and the big machine they show and I completely believed that the were lab-made diamonds (ie by the CVD or HPHT process). So I just bought one for several thousand dollars. It looks like a cz to me, and that's why I started poking around -- too late? It's not even the design I picked out.

 

They are CZs.. ZrO2 is the giveaway.. A lot of places selling CZs have stopped calling them that and started listing the chemical makeup instead.. It's an effort to baffle the buyer into thinking that they are buying something else..

 

As for the Sapphire coating, I couldn't tell you since I haven't bought one to look at.. But, there are certainly not lab created diamonds in any way shape or form.. Just simple CZs with a coating..

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They seem to have a strange mixture of natural diamonds, synthetic diamonds and simulants (the "original Sona" - glorified CZ) for sale, and they play fast and loose with the difference between a simulant and a synthetic, claiming that their stones are a hybrid of both and calling them "synthetic man made diamonds", which I suspect is actually in breach of some Fair Trading guidelines. I can understand your confusion.

 

It is however possible that you did buy a genuine (synthetic or natural) diamond from that site; possibly even of natural colour. Did it come with a lab report? Can you scan and post it, or can you at least tell us what is on there and who produced the report?


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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Argh, Steve, please tell me you are kidding about the stones being CZs. I looked at their website and the big machine they show and I completely believed that the were lab-made diamonds (ie by the CVD or HPHT process). So I just bought one for several thousand dollars. It looks like a cz to me, and that's why I started poking around -- too late? It's not even the design I picked out.

Get it appraised. It's not especially difficult t tell the difference between CZ and diamond and altough it's a little more tricky to tell the difference between synthetic and natural diamonds, a capable appraiser should be able to do it for you. If their report says something other than what you expected or what you were led to believe from the advertising, return it on this basis. If they give you crap about the return, complain to the credit card company using the appraisers report as evidence of a 'material misrepresentation' (assuming this is the case of course).


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This is interesting: http://www.sonadiamond.com/

 

For a fuller explanation, go to http://betterthandiamond.com/answers/quest...XPS+analysis%29

 

We have worked with BetterThanDiamonds' Asha which is a coated CZ. Definitely a step up from a regular CZ but sold for what it is.

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Laurent George
Diamond Ideals
New York City

www.diamondideals.com
212-207-4845
laurent@diamondideals.com

 

 

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Thank you, that's very helplful. This guy Cleve has called me on my own phone (!) to (1) say I'm not reading the lawsuit docs correctly, and (2) tell me that I must have read his website correctly and known what I was getting myself into. I'm FedExing the thing back tomorrow and enlisting the aid of my credit card people. I don't want a CZ. I'll post the info that came with the ring up here as soon as I get back from an appointment....

 

 

Argh, Steve, please tell me you are kidding about the stones being CZs. I looked at their website and the big machine they show and I completely believed that the were lab-made diamonds (ie by the CVD or HPHT process). So I just bought one for several thousand dollars. It looks like a cz to me, and that's why I started poking around -- too late? It's not even the design I picked out.

Get it appraised. It's not especially difficult t tell the difference between CZ and diamond and altough it's a little more tricky to tell the difference between synthetic and natural diamonds, a capable appraiser should be able to do it for you. If their report says something other than what you expected or what you were led to believe from the advertising, return it on this basis. If they give you crap about the return, complain to the credit card company using the appraisers report as evidence of a 'material misrepresentation' (assuming this is the case of course).

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