Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Unlike typical sales-oriented wedding shows, “I Do” is taking a new approach – as an educational event to help brides and grooms learn about the wedding planning process, helpful services that may reduce the stress of the big day, and ways to stay within or even below your budget. If all that doesn't entice you, you will also get to indulge in delicious food and champagne tastings!
Doors open at 12:30 pm and the show starts promptly at 1:30 pm. Tickets are still available for $7 in advance or $10 at the door. For more information or to reserve tickets, please visit www.idotheevent.com.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Click here to see our YouTube videos featuring clusters of gemstones arranged by color, or visit the loose gemstones section of our website to see videos of individual jewels displayed on their product pages.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
If you're too busy to call us after 11:00, (and believe us, we understand busy!) feel free to e-mail us with your questions at CustomerService@DiamondNexusLabs.com. We'll get back to you as quickly as possible.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Since not everybody can make the trip to our store, however, we've posted two videos on our YouTube channel so everyone can see for themselves!
Click here to see one of our Signature Series gemstones, set in a Four-Prong Round Cut Tiffany-Style setting, with a flawless "D" grade mined diamond. The Signature Series gem costs $149, while the mined diamond cost $30,000. The Diamond Nexus Labs gemstone is the one on top, while the mined diamond is the one on the bottom. Remember: the prices here are for the gemstones only, and do not include the cost of the setting.
Let's be honest, though: how many of us will ever be in the market for a $30,000 flawless "D" grade mined diamond? Most people purchase something in a slightly lower grade. Click here to see the Diamond Nexus Labs Signature Series gemstone compared to a more average mined diamond: slightly flawed, "I-J" grade, purchased for $5,500. Again, the diamond simulant is the one on top while the mined diamond is the one on the bottom, and the prices here are for the gemstones only and do not include the cost of the setting.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Featuring a unique combination of triangle accent stones combined with the appealing halo design, the Caramia is a true stunner. A total of 65 stones dance around the marvelous center stone, further highlighted by light millgraine detailing throughout the piece. The Round Brilliant center stone is held by a double-prong feature which secures the stone as well as showcasing the meticulous attention to detail that went into creating this beautiful ring.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Last September, Petra Diamonds discovered a 507 carat white diamond in the Cullinan mine of South Africa – the same mine from which the Star of Africa and many other British crown jewels were taken years ago. Judged to be one of the twenty largest high-quality rough diamonds ever discovered, the stunning new stone sold for a whopping $35.3 million last week to a Hong Kong jewelry company. The sale sets a new record for the highest price ever paid for a rough diamond, and has heightened anticipation of what the final polished gem may look like. Many feel that it has the potential to join the ranks of some of the most important jewels in the world.
Regular readers of our blog may remember previous stories of exceptionally large gemstones and a game we like to play in which we compare the actual stone’s price to Diamond Nexus Labs’ own standard price of $99 per carat. That means that if we were to produce a Diamond Nexus simulant replica of this staggering new diamond, it would be priced at $50,193. That’s approximately 1/700th of the price of the mined diamond. Bear in mind, however, that after cutting, the mined diamond will actually weigh much less than 507 carats, and will probably cost even more than its current $35.3 million. How big will the change be? Until the new jewel is unveiled, we can only speculate.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
An elegant multi-stone design, this ring is also big on functionality and comfort as its low profile setting helps reduce snagging. The Callisto features charming lines and a Round Brilliant cut center stone gently accented by forty .01 carat gems. The asymmetrical swirl of the band offers a unique twist on a newly popularized ring style.