Lab-grown Diamonds Vs Moissanite and Cubic Zirconia: What You Need to Know

lab-grown diamonds vs moissanite and cubic zirconia

When you go shopping for that special piece of jewelry, “diamond” often comes to mind. It is, after all, long admired and desired all over the world. But there are alternatives to traditional mined diamonds: lab-grown diamonds, moissanite and cubic zirconia. While they look similar, they are very different. In this article we will cover … Read more

How to Buy Loose Diamonds Online – Everything You Need to Know

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What is it that which is shinier than a star, precious and rare, and comes in all shapes and sizes?  Yes…  ‘Diamonds’! In this article, you will learn how to buy loose diamonds online. My reason for choosing diamonds is that, dense as they are, they represent the greatest worth in the smallest volume. – Coco … Read more

Lab-Created Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds

Lab-Created Diamonds versus Natural Diamonds

Lab-created diamonds are also known as “man-made,” “cultured,” “synthetic,” or “engineered” diamonds. What they are not is “cubic zirconia.” A CZ is a substitute for a diamond. Lab-created diamonds are real diamonds that share many of the attributes of a natural diamond. In this article you will learn the similarities and differences of lab-created diamonds vs … Read more

What is an Old Mine Cut Diamond?

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The beauty of an old mine cut diamond lies in its imperfections. Handcrafted by a diamond cutter following the raw crystal’s natural octahedral shape (picture two pyramids back to back) and bringing out the particular architectural artistry that lies within each diamond. It was all about aesthetics and the cool incandescence that glowed from within. … Read more

What is a Rose Cut Diamond?

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Rose-cut diamonds are known for their charm and personality. They have a soft, subtle look with a diffused light glow that is alluring and feminine. The cut originated in the 16th century when jewelers, limited in tools and techniques, worked to bring out the natural beauty of the diamond. The stone is flat on the bottom … Read more