For a few years now (in the UK), there have been companies selling
silver jewellery with “diamonds” set into it. I guess they’re either
trying to make diamond jewellery more affordable, or trying to sell
to gullible people who think it’s something amazing to have diamonds
set in silver - or both. Some people will buy it just because it has
diamonds in it, and don’t know the difference between a good and bad
diamonds. I have looked at this jewellery, and the diamonds are the
tiniest, most cloudy, and badly included diamonds I think I’ve ever
seen for sale, and yet the prices are about what the lower end 9k
gold and diamond jewellery used to be before gold shot up in price.
Personally, I don’t have a problem in setting lower quality
sapphires, emeralds and rubies (or their decent synthetic
equivalents) in silver, and have done many times, but I don’t think
I’d set diamonds in it. I’d sooner use a good quality synthetic
instead, basically because affordable diamonds are so small and of
poor quality and therefore not attractive enough in my opinion.