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I am new to this so any help would be greatly appreciated. I would like to get the highest quality 2ct simulant earring available. I really would like a different shape rather than round. I like the princess cut. I have been looking around on here but I really can't find the "right" place to order from yet. Who has real nice simulants at a good price??? I really only know about the Asha's and the Van Graff's. I want a 2ct set in a 14K yellow gold setting with the screw backing. Where's the best place to go to custom order something like this??? Please help!!!

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http://www.diamondring.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=46197

Useful info for you.


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dont pay for ashas
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After reading everybody raving about their asha diamonds here I orderd a 1ct E color. to have a look. I took it into a local jewler and compared it side by side with one of their CZs.

Honestly the jewlers $32 CZ was much nicer it had beter symetry under the H&A scope, it had less color(fyi their E color looks just like an H to me).
And it was much more brilliant.

My advice is to save your money CZ is CZ go to your B&Ms and find a CZ that looks good. Don't pay the money for an ASHA.

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kganger has a point, you should see some of these stones in person to make up your mind BUT on the other hand many people who chose simulated stones over real diamonds count on the slight bit of color and don't want them to look like ideal cut, D-colored stones.

If I had my choice of the perfect sim it would be H-color / with some steeliness and depth, not a clear white stone.

Check out Melissa's link above.

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I say: compare with your own eyes; don't listen to anyone else. Everyone has different vision and different perceptions about what will make a sim most visually appealing to them.




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I'm with Melissa! Please also keep in mind that many cz's may lose their luster quickly AND if you order asha's and don't like them after you've done your comparison there is a return policy. Whatever you do, don't order anything without a return policy. (I'm sure you probably wouldn't but some places have VERY limited return policies or none at all!) Great luck in your hunt for the perfect earrings!!!
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I've been looking into these recently and just purchased a pair of beautiful earrings that are lab created diamond simulants, supposed to be made using the russian method. They are definitely D/E Color and the clarity is amazing. They are set in solid 14K white gold with screw backs, so I know that the settings are wonderful also. I haven't looked at them with a loupe yet, but I can see no occlusions with my eyes. Because I didn't want CZ, I made sure to check with the seller and verify that they were lab created russian simulants. After receiving these, I will definitly be looking at purchasing some loose stones, but you may want to visit www.russianbrilliant.net and www.russianstonecompany.c om. Both have beautiful pictures, are pricier than cz but have lifetime guarantees.

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They sound like cz.

You know, like CZ by any other name is still CZ.
At least that is true for roses.

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I'll check out the pages though.

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check your rusian stone
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I bought a russian "synthetic" diamond and took it into a gymologist to examine. It was not a diamond it was carbon stabilized Yttrium Zirconium oxide(YZrO2)

You might want to have your stones checked out.

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Hey, BSG, check out czjewelry.com. I ring I ordered is awesome. I am very pleased.

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I bought a russian "synthetic" diamond and took it into a gymologist to examine. It was not a diamond it was carbon stabilized Yttrium Zirconium oxide(YZrO2)

You might want to have your stones checked out.


I believe that is what the Van Graff stones were also.
CZ.

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#13 @ 01-21-04 , 04:53 PM


I think cz's in earrings will have a longer life than in a ring. You aren't going to knock your ears around, right?
I have all kinds of cz earrings, I think they all look great.
The interlap lightest yellow might suit you or maybe having Michael E cut you something can work out. The vendors on DT all have excellent return policies (don't know about Micheal E-just because he is cutting the stone for ya-I honestly don't know what his policy is, but imagine it must be fair. He's a fair guy) so why don't you order a few and make your decision based on what you have seen?
I am not too fussy with my earrings. Good luck on your search.

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