The most common questions people ask is “Can people tell the difference between a real diamond and a simulated one? The more knowledge you have with diamonds the easier you can tell the difference. And it depends on what kind of simulated diamonds we are talking about also.
So, what is a simulated diamond?
A diamond simulant is an object or material with gemological characteristics similar to those of a diamond. Simulants are distinct from synthetic diamonds, which are actual diamonds having the same material properties as natural diamonds. Enhanced diamonds are also excluded from this definition.
A diamond simulant may be artificial, natural, or in some cases a combination thereof. Simulants have certain desired characteristics—such as dispersion and hardness—which lend themselves to imitation.
Some common simulated diamonds you will encounter in the market these days are cubic zirconia (CZ), moissanite, zircon, synthetic garnet, spinel, rutile, and white sapphire.
Why Should I Buy a Diamond Simulant?
Because buying a simulated diamond is being socially responsible.
There were growing concerns over the sale of diamonds. They were used to fund warlords in the civil wars of Angola and Sierra Leone. Remeber the 2006 film Blood Diamond starring Leonardo DiCaprio? Educated consumers are now looking for ethical diamonds. They want to know the environmental impact and if the communities have benefited from the diamonds they are mining.
Today, many are purchasing diamond simulants. They believe it might be a better fit. This is because they do not have to face the ethical dilemmas when buying real diamonds.
Because buying a diamond simulant is more environmental friendly.
The process of mining is painstaking. It brings about the destruction of natural sites such as rivers and ecosystems around mines. At Rise Jewellery, we believe that buying a diamond without digging holes in the earth is a great solution.
Because buying a diamond simulant will save you a lot of money.
The most obvious benefit of a diamond alternative is the price. It is typically between thirty and forty percent less than mined diamonds. Diamond simulants are a great option for those who have their hearts set on a diamond-like stone but are looking to take it easy on the bank.
So, our final thought is…
Regardless of the choice you make, the important thing is that you choose something that you or your loved one is going to love for a lifetime. If a mined diamond is important to you and you can afford it, then go for it!
However, if getting a diamond at a price that is not going to cause financial difficulties for yourself is a concern, then a diamond simulant is a great way to get a beautiful diamond at a price that is more affordable.
At Rise Jewellery we use 5A diamond simulants to craft all of our sterling silver rings and silver jewellery. All of our silver jewellery is made from 925 sterling silver and coated In rhodium for long lasting and shiny jewellery. This is our promise to you that you will always be receiving a high quality piece of jewellery when ordering from us.