@densa@hchavers@raive Both of my wedding bands were white gold, neither was yelliw at all, and both are still exactly as they were when they went in the drawer. White gold can be very white without plating.
@werehatrack Not sure what you mean. If you keep them in a drawer, obviously the plating won’t wear off. It takes a few years of daily wear before they would start to look yellow and need to be re-plated. If your white gold ring looks perfectly white, you’re probably looking at rhodium.
@thechilipepper0 Though a lot of lab grown diamonds are sourced in Russia, which begs a similar pesky ethical question. (And I don’t know what fraction are Russian these days; it used to be a very high number).
The J diamond color won’t necessarily bug most people, but the I3 inclusion rating is bad. It means there are visible inclusions in the diamond. (There could be a pony in there!)
That in turn will interfere with the light path of the reflections inside the diamond and reduce its sparkle.
I discovered this the hard way, decades before I even knew there were diamond ratings.
J is the last color grade before being considered “faint yellow”. I3 is the absolute lowest clarity grade, and some stores refuse to sell them; anything worse would be a drill bit. I’d be surprised if these things have any sparkle at all.
Nope. Never again. Would simply rather just head to Zales, Jarod, D&D ect. in person to get upfront ratings and see the questionable product first hand. These might be good if you are the person to actually take a chance…play the lottery while your at it since you are feeling so lucky. Make sure to eat a new years day meal the night before, sport horse shoes and carry a rabbits foot on the day your nifty earrings arrive too.
It never fails…every single time there is a product with diamonds in it offered on Meh, people come out of the woodwork to complain and moan about the poor clarity.
This is a discount deal-a-day website that usually sells things like Bluetooth speakers and cast-off health foods at steep price cuts, not a Zales or Jared or IDC. Anyone expecting high grade jewelry here is missing the point and shouldn’t be upset or complaining.
@PooltoyWolf maybe because they’re advertised as “brilliant”, the write-up says that a non-blind woman would like them, and they are all around terrible. It’s the equivalent of selling a broken Bluetooth speaker.
@ohhwell The ratio of likes would seem to claim otherwise.
Look, my goal here isn’t to be needlessly snarky, but rather to draw attention to the messages that always crop up claiming (usually rather crudely) that these diamonds aren’t worth your time. People who want to give diamond jewelry on a tight budget, and a recipient that views the gesture of diamonds more highly than their monetary worth, are very likely to find these offerings attractive.