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Re: Fire Light Lab Grown Diamond TSV - November 28, 2023

Pass. I don't wear bracelets. And this line is beyond my budget. 

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Re: Fire Light Lab Grown Diamond TSV - November 28, 2023

I have a Diamonique tennis bracelet, set in 14k ygold, that I just love. It is a very believable size. In fact, years ago, I had it on when I took my mom to a local jewelry store to have her watch batteries replaced. The clerk behind the counter, complimented me on my bracelet!

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Re: Fire Light Lab Grown Diamond TSV - November 28, 2023

my tennis bracelet is from JTV, the Vanna K for Bella Luce line. Believable carat weight. Very pretty and of course affordable. the tsv is more than my house payment, can't imagine spending money that we need for physical shelter on jewelry 


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Re: Fire Light Lab Grown Diamond TSV - November 28, 2023

It's a pass for me, my wrists are quite small and I think it would bother me to wear one.

 

If I want to wear a bracelet, I have a few that I love already. Cat Happy

 

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Re: Fire Light Lab Grown Diamond TSV - November 28, 2023

These "lab grown diamonds" are merely glorified pieces of glass as far as I am concerned .. they are not real diamonds no matter what the tell you!! ...buy the real thing & don't waste your money on fake stuff.😁
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Re: Fire Light Lab Grown Diamond TSV - November 28, 2023

For such an expensive bracelet, I can't believe they cheaped out and only included one side safety clasp instead of two. Well, yes, it's QVC, so I guess I can believe it.

I would love to see the manufacturing processes of how they make these "diamonds", and how they make Diamonique. I bet they are very similar. Maybe the initial raw material is different? The profit margin on these "diamonds" must be HUGE.

I've noticed the price of Diamonique seems to be staying stable or even going down in the last few years. I recently ordered J426901, a large Diamonique Asscher cut ring, on sale for $34.98. And I've really been enjoying the pieces Kathy Levine has been bringing to the Q. I'll stick with Diamonique.
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Re: Fire Light Lab Grown Diamond TSV - November 28, 2023

How can anyone afford this? Even for the smallest carat weight it's 5 "easy pays" of $260- that's not that easy for me on top of my monthly budget! Smiley Very Happy  The ultimate sticker shock is $4,999 for the biggest carat weight with 5 "easy pays" of $1,000- that's a ton of money.  If I want some fine jewelry I go down to my local pawn shop and they cut me a deal or if its a little out of my budget, I put it on lay away.  The TSV is a nice bracelet, but QVC should have more affordable TSV's than this if they want to sell a ton of jewelry in a day.  

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Re: Fire Light Lab Grown Diamond TSV - November 28, 2023

Some people want diamonds and not CZs but they don't want to spend a fortune for quality diamonds like you get with lab grown variety. With lab grown stones you can get good quality bigger stones that would otherwise cost a lot if they were natural from the earth.

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Re: Fire Light Lab Grown Diamond TSV - November 28, 2023


@JeanLouiseFinch wrote:

I would never have the confidence to buy expensive diamond jewelry this way, sight unseen. Diamonique is one thing  Real diamonds, I'm going to a local jeweler. 


I totally agree with you about going to a local jeweler.  I am lucky to have my Mom's tennis bracelet which I will pass down to one of my kids. And I know it is not lab grown!!

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Re: Fire Light Lab Grown Diamond TSV - November 28, 2023


@January121 wrote:
These "lab grown diamonds" are merely glorified pieces of glass as far as I am concerned .. they are not real diamonds no matter what the tell you!! ...buy the real thing & don't waste your money on fake stuff.😁

@January121 Well, you're wrong. We may not like lab-created stones, but they are identical in chemical makeup to natural stones, certainly not glass. You should also know that marketing and shipping fraudulent items across state lines is against federal law, I doubt these multi-billion dollar companies would engage in such behavior. 

I personally prefer natural stones, as lab-created stones depreciate the moment they're sold. They do not retain their value as natural stones do.

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