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Lab-Grown Diamonds vs. Diamond Simulants

It is critical to understand the key distinction between lab produced diamonds and diamond simulants.

It is critical to understand the key distinction between lab produced diamonds and diamond simulants. Diamond emulation materials, such as cubic zirconia and moissanite, resemble diamonds but are not real carbon crystals. Simulants lack the chemical and physical attributes of genuine diamonds and hence sell for far less than lab-created diamonds. Only the naked eye can tell the difference between natural and lab-created diamonds.

With a portable diamond tester, natural and lab-created diamonds have thermal conductivity qualities that distinguish them from cubic zirconia. Due to similarities in electrical conductivity, some lab-created diamonds, as well as some natural coloured diamonds, may be falsely classified as moissanites when using certain diamond testers. Gemologists can usually tell the difference between a diamond and a moissanite because of their different refractive qualities, with moissanites being double refractive and diamonds being single refractive. 

Customers seeking a mining-free alternative or a bigger stone within their budget may pick lab diamonds, which are often less expensive than naturally mined choices. As with any gemstone, resale value might fluctuate over time. Because lab diamonds are a newer addition to the market, future pricing is more unclear than for natural diamonds.

Phosphoresce is a phenomenon that causes certain diamonds to glow in the dark after being subjected to shortwave UV radiation. As a result of an interaction between the UV light and certain of the trace elements in the diamond, this phenomenon appears in some lab generated and natural diamonds. Because of the interplay of UV light, boron, and nitrogen in the stones, this effect is especially noticeable in some natural, fancy-colored blue diamonds.

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Billionaire Laurence Graff paid a record-breaking $46.1 million for a magnificent vivid pink diamond weighing 24.78 carats. Originally owned by his competitor Harry Winston, it now carries graff’s name and is a part of the legendary collection of rare diamonds.

We usually advise brilliant round diamonds with a cut grade of very good, ideal, or super ideal for engagement rings (also known as hearts and arrows). A high cut grade maximises a diamond’s beauty for a given carat weight.

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It’s crucial to have a concept of what you might prefer before starting your search because it will enable you to focus on fewer of the many engagement ring possibilities that are now available. Also, when you initially start browsing, it helps to have a few distinct design concepts and the overall budget because the variety can be overwhelming.

Here are Engagement Ring Trends 2023:

1. Modern Art-Deco
2. Colored Stones
3. Lab-Grown Diamonds
4. East-West Settings
5. Multiple Large Stones

The traditional round diamond form, which is the most common, may come to mind when you think of diamonds. But if you want something different, a tonne of alternative forms may be found to suit your unique taste and style. Each diamond shape has its own fire and brilliance because they are cut to different standards, altering how they reflect light.

The most popular kinds of diamonds are listed below:

1. Round Brilliant Cut Diamonds
2. Princess-Cut Diamonds
3. Marquise-Cut Diamonds
4. Cushion-Cut Diamonds
5. Emerald-Cut Diamonds
6. Radiant-Cut Diamonds
7. Pear-Shaped Diamonds
8. Oval Diamonds
9. Asscher-Cut Diamonds