Eco-Friendly Lab Created Diamond Simulant Jewelry {Giveaway}

by Chrystal Johnson on November 4, 2013

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avgcbutton2Welcome to the A Very Green Christmas Giveaway Hop, hosted by Happy Mothering and Brittleby’s Corner together with the Green Moms Network! Each of the participating blogs is offering a green Christmas Gift themed giveaway, just in time for the holidays! There’s sure to be something for everyone on your list. We hope you’ll discover some great new brands to add to your Christmas list too! So after entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post!

diamond-nexusHave you seen the movie Blood Diamond? That movie really changed the way I look at diamonds.

Don’t get me wrong. I love my engagement ring and I think diamonds are beautiful, but I want to feel good about how my purchasing decisions impact the Earth and the people living on it.

I have always wanted a pair of diamond earrings but, knowing what I know about how diamonds are mined now, I set that wish aside. Then I was introduced to Diamond Nexus.

Diamond Nexus makes lab created diamonds that look just like the real thing. Only since they’re created in a lab, Mother Nature is never disturbed and child soldiers aren’t involved in their mining.

So, I was thrilled when Diamond Nexus offered to send me a pair of their Mia earrings to review. These bezel-set Round Brilliant diamond simulant drop earrings are so pretty and elegant! I love how they go with everything and they came in a very nice gift box.

mia-e2They have a total weight of 2.11 carats, with the center stone of each earring being 1.03 carats with 5 Round Brilliant cut diamond simulant accents. They have fishhook style wires so they are easy to put on and comfortable to wear.

I wore them for the first time when we went to Vegas a few weeks ago and Brian commented how real they look. They’re super sparkly and really do look like the real thing, even compared next to my engagement ring.

Next, I’d love to have a pair of simulated diamond studs!

Win a Pair!

roundcutstuds-tb-basketset-e1_2You’re in luck! One Happy Mothering reader will win a pair of Diamond Nexus round cut studs with a total weight of 1.68 carats (0.84 carats each)! This pair has a 14K White Gold basket setting, bend-resistant notched posts and tension backs. They are valued at $245!

Enter via the Rafflecopter form below. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. Good luck!
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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Darlene Owen November 5, 2013 at 1:47 am

My favorite piece is the Ice Goddess

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2 Dyanne Spease November 5, 2013 at 5:43 am

I LOVE the Emerald Cut Studs, Tension Backs, Basket Set.

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3 Allyson Bossie November 5, 2013 at 6:34 am
4 Cheryl F. November 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

My favorite is the Summer Breeze bracelet.

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5 Megan November 5, 2013 at 9:06 am
6 Ashley C November 5, 2013 at 9:55 am

I like the Entwined Circle Pendant

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7 latanya November 5, 2013 at 10:05 am

I like the Ice Goddess necklace

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8 Jonathan (EcoDad) November 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

I learned their based in Wisconsin and I love the basic round cut stud earrings with the screw on back (or else somebody I love would loose them).
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9 Danielle Najac November 5, 2013 at 10:16 am

Diamond Nexus round cut studs are beautiful.

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10 lynn cook November 5, 2013 at 11:21 am

my favorite piece is the ensemble ring

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11 chelsea November 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I love the Kate bracelet

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12 Wendy R. November 5, 2013 at 2:13 pm

The Inertia necklace is gorgeous!

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13 Christa Lopez November 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm

I love the Secret Love ring!

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14 Lisa R November 5, 2013 at 6:10 pm

I learned that they’re COMING SOON TO
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15 krystal pena November 5, 2013 at 9:42 pm

there all so pretty so hard to choose just one lol

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16 Raye W November 6, 2013 at 12:58 am

I learned that there’s really no way to know if your diamond is ‘conflict free’. Sad fact.

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17 Jen Rothmeyer November 6, 2013 at 5:04 am

I like the Odette drop earrings!
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18 jaime November 6, 2013 at 5:46 am

I like the Bianca pendant!

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19 Marti Parks November 7, 2013 at 2:02 am

My favorite piece of jewelry is the Martha ring. Thank you.

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20 Kelly Amos November 7, 2013 at 4:49 am

My favorite is the the Elements ring the sapphires. http://www.diamondnexus.com/elements.html

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21 Teresa Mccluskey November 7, 2013 at 7:23 am

I really love this ring! http://www.diamondnexus.com/helix-matching-band.html I am looking for a wedding band, my husband wants me to pick on out since mine was lost down the sink!!!
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22 Dorothy Teel November 7, 2013 at 7:51 am

I think that my daughter in law would love this necklace from Diamond Nexus – Ottilie in sterling and rose gold, it its beautiful and I love the eternity symbol

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23 Jennifer Williams November 7, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Tiffany-Style 6-Prong, is my favorite

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24 Pauline Milner November 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I love the Banden Tennis Bracelet. Thanks for the super giveaway opportunity. Keep up the terrific blogging.

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25 Dawn k. November 9, 2013 at 9:56 am

I love the Cleopatra earrings.

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26 Kristen November 9, 2013 at 5:10 pm

I like the Ice Goddess Necklace.

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27 Susan Smith November 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I like the Fabrique Geneve Divinity With 2-Line Metal Strap – Black Watch Face

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28 nicole krutz November 9, 2013 at 5:35 pm

i love the vintage venice engagement ring

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29 Crystal Gregg November 10, 2013 at 5:23 am

ONE of my favorite pieces is Enticement in 10k white gold. Ugh! I spent hours drooling on this site

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30 Jessamine D. November 11, 2013 at 2:37 pm

I love the Vale bracelet. :)
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31 Lauren Becker November 12, 2013 at 9:08 am

I like the white shores necklace

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32 Sunnymay November 12, 2013 at 10:38 am

I learned that diamonds don’t appreciate in value. It’s a myth that’s been around for a long time.

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33 Jessica Snow November 14, 2013 at 1:24 am

I love the Silhouette bracelet.
Thanks for the giveaway! =)

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34 Linda R November 14, 2013 at 10:27 am

I LIKE THE Four-Piece Round Cut Set

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35 Richelle November 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm

I like the Antoinette necklace.

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36 Desiree Dunbar November 19, 2013 at 5:22 am

I like the Spring Glamour pendant.

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37 Jennifer November 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Love these! Gorgeous:)

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38 Samantha Kalmar November 19, 2013 at 3:19 pm

I learned they do custom jewlery too!!!

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39 Angela W November 19, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Love the Calandra earrings

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40 jeanette sheets November 20, 2013 at 1:28 pm
41 Toni Porter November 21, 2013 at 2:04 pm

Oh, the Ice Goddess necklace is beautiful! Out of my price range, but gorgeous.

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42 Stephanie Bourne
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November 22, 2013 at 10:34 am

I like the Mona Lisa ring.
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43 Bo November 22, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I love the Faithfully pendant!

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44 Colleen Boudreau November 23, 2013 at 2:16 am

I love the Asteria earrings – http://www.diamondnexus.com/asteria.html

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45 Jennifer Johansen November 23, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I love the emerald Cordelia ring.

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46 katherine November 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm

I love love love the Miranda ring

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47 Mary Gardner November 24, 2013 at 12:04 pm

I like the Sapphire Royale Ring!

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48 natalie parvis
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November 24, 2013 at 10:47 pm

I like the Gravity Vintage Engagement Ring.

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49 Melissa Hartley November 25, 2013 at 12:44 pm

I learned this:
Whenever possible, we use recycled gold. Any additional gold comes from Canadian sources, which are the most well regulated and environmentally safe sources available :)

Thank you

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50 Crystal Rose November 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm

I like the Belle ring.
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51 meme November 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm

I like the double trouble necklace

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52 Mary A November 25, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Diamond Nexus produces eco-friendly,
conflict-free, man-made jewelry. No strip-mining needed.

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53 Brittney Minor
Twitter: brittleby
November 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm
54 Tim November 25, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Nexus diamonds are like real diamonds. Even the fancy diamond detector lasers have trouble distinguishing the difference.
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