Choosing the Right Simulated Diamond Jewelry
Interested in simulated diamond jewelry but not sure what's right for you? Let us help you choose the best simulated diamonds or natural diamonds for your needs.
Simulated diamond jewelry has come a long way since Cubic Zirconia was introduced more than three decades ago. With choices now ranging from classic natural diamonds to high-quality, undetectable alternatives like Moissanite, Gemesis and clarity-enhanced diamonds, today's savvy jewelry buyer has more options than ever before.
With so many choices, it's easy to find the right stone for your needs and your price range - if you know what to look for. Before you start shopping for natural or simulated diamond jewelry, learn how each product stacks up with this guide to diamonds and diamond alternatives from Joseph Schubach Jewelers, a full-service fine jeweler for three generations.
- Cubic Zirconia
Inexpensive and widely available, this imitation diamond product offers significantly less clarity and durability than a natural diamond. It can also cloud or discolor over time. If you're shopping for fashion simulated diamond jewelry, Cubic Zirconia may be fine. However, it's not recommended for engagement rings or wedding bands.
Grown in a carefully controlled lab environment, fancy-colored Gemesis diamonds are actually chemically identical to natural diamonds. These stones are the perfect way to join the colored diamond craze, with options ranging from canary yellow to blue, pink and more.
First introduced in 1998, Charles and Colvard created moissanite has swept the world with its enduring brilliance and resilience. Nearly as durable as a diamond, moissanite actually refracts light better than its natural counterpart. In recent years, moissanite has become a very popular stone for engagement rings and wedding bands and is one of the best simulated diamonds available.
- Clarity-Enhanced Diamonds
Created from natural diamonds, clarity-enhanced diamonds aren't simulated diamonds at all. Made from diamonds that have visible inclusions or blemishes, clarity-enhanced diamonds are treated to lessen the visibility of those flaws, creating the appearance of a significantly higher-quality diamond for as little as half the cost. Like moissanite, clarity-enhanced diamonds make excellent engagement or anniversary rings.
- Natural Diamonds
Even with all the wonderful simulated diamond jewelry options available, natural diamonds are still a great choice for selective buyers seeking a traditional piece. Perfect for those once-in-a-lifetime occasions, a natural diamond will never go out of style.
No matter what diamond or diamond alternative you choose, Joseph Schubach Jewelers has the knowledge and expertise to create the perfect piece of fine jewelry for any occasion. Call us at 888.724.8222 for personal assistance with all your jewelry needs, or shop online now.
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