A Guide to Choosing Simulated Diamond Engagement Rings

Wedessence Staff Nov 5, 2018
Simulated diamond engagement rings have become very popular amongst couples who want to make an affordable investment on diamond rings.
Someone has wisely said―diamonds are a girl's best friend. A real diamond ring in your finger has the ability to evoke envy amongst others. Simulated diamonds have flooded the markets these days as they emanate the brilliance and sparkle just like original diamonds and it's nearly impossible for a common man to distinguish between the two.

What are Simulated Diamonds?

Simulated diamonds or lab created diamonds are also known as 'manufactured' or 'cultured diamonds'. After the discovery that diamonds were composed of carbon, scientists made various attempts to synthesize them in laboratories. This fetched successful results with products being created till today, simulating the brilliance of real diamonds.
They are created so perfectly that their physical composition is nearly similar to that of original diamonds. Simulated diamonds possess peculiar properties that resemble the characteristics of pure diamonds. Simulated diamond jewelry has become much popular among couples who cannot incur an immediate expense on original pieces of diamonds.

Best Quality of Simulated Diamonds

It's important for you to know the best simulated diamonds available in the jewelry stores, so that you can make a fair investment on wedding rings and other jewelry. Synthetic white sapphire or spinel was the first crystalline diamond simulant. It has a composition of pure magnesium aluminum oxide and is popularly known as radiant or diamondite.
The simulated diamonds carved from glass are definitely not of good quality owing to its low refractive index and fragility. Sometimes, they have trapped air bubbles inside, increasing their fragility. However, glass simulants were very much famous amongst women during the Victorian era.
Synthetic rutile is made from pure titanium oxide and is available in bold colors like red, blue, yellow, etc. It has a beautiful glow similar to that of original diamonds.
Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG) is a very popular product of simulated diamond. Although it has a low refractive index, it's one of the best types. It is successfully ruling the market since a long time due to its unique designs, colors, and above all, quality.
Moissanite is a new entrant in the market made out of silicon carbide. Moissanite diamonds have high refractive index and has a sharp sparkle and fire. The beauty and quality of Moissanite is the best till date.

Lab Simulated Diamond Engagement Rings

The simulated diamond wedding rings ruling the market are manufactured by companies like Cubic Zirconia and Gemesis. The engagement rings are available in multiple colors. The beautiful designs have colors of pink, green, red, blue, and yellow. Pale shades like ivory, peach, white, and mauve look chaste. The rings are embellished with gold and silver.
Companies like Diamond Essence, Elegante Garnet, and Absolute are giving a tough competition to Cubic Zirconia. Diamond Essence has beautiful collections of simulated diamond jewelry in the form of rings, pendants, and bangles. Their rings are studded with colorful diamonds along with metallic finishes.
Gemesis diamonds are produced meticulously under lab controlled environment having a perfect composition that adds to its charismatic appeal.
Russian Brilliants is one of the best companies that manufactures simulated diamonds. One of the oldest varieties of simulated diamonds are the Russian simulated diamonds. They have a spectacular shine and sparkle. If you want a fair investment, you can opt for Cubic Zirconia or Moissanite. Check their exclusive collections and make a choice.
Simulated diamonds are perfect gifts for your sweetheart on the W-day. Get an elegant piece and adorn her with love. After all, it's your love attached with the gift that makes it special.