My friend's wife lost her engagement ring and they replaced it with a synthetic diamond from here: http://www.diamondnexuslabs.com/prod...oducts_id=1061 He says they look incredible and come with GIA certification. They are IF flawless with ideal symmetry. The prices are quite reasonable, only $250 for a 1.5 carat. I'm seriously considering getting one of these. My girlfriend is from a different country and doesn't quite understand the whole diamond thing. All she knows is that she has to compete with the other women at work. I told her if we want to buy a house soon, there is no way we can afford a $10K rock. She agreed. If she wants a blood diamond later on I can save up for one after we have the down payment on the house. I think getting one of these is great regardless because you can keep your real diamond in a safe and not have to worry about losing this one. They replace the diamond if it is ever lost, fades, etc. I'm just going to go with the round brilliant but the Asscher cut is very cool. What is a good setting metal? Right now I'm just going to go for a simple 6 prong Tiffany solitaire. Do you prefer white gold or platinum? Any other metal combinations that work well? I am reading that the Rhodium plating on white gold fades easily. I'm also reading that Palladium/White Gold and Iridium/Platinum are good to get, but these alloys seem hard to find.
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9/23/08 at 7:29am