Custom Wire Wrapped Facet Simulated Diamond Necklace/Pendant/Slide/Enhancer Sterling Silver Size: 1 7/16 x 1/2 inch or 37mm x 13mm Check out the beautiful facets on this stone.
This is not a real Diamond/ A Simulated Diamond is:
Simulated diamonds — or diamond simulants — may look like diamonds, but they don’t have the same chemical, physical and optical properties. If you’re shopping for a diamond imitation, make sure you know the unique characteristics of the stone you are getting.
What materials are used as diamond simulants?
Both laboratory-grown gems (also called “synthetic” gems) and natural gems that look like a particular gem can be used to imitate that gem. Gemologists call these imitations “simulants.” Natural materials, such as colorless quartz, topaz, sapphire, beryl, and especially zircon, have been used as diamond simulants for centuries.
Many of the most popular diamond simulants today, such as cubic zirconia and moissanite, are synthetic stones manufactured in laboratories. Cubic zirconia, for example, is made by heating powdered ingredients to their melting point and then cooling the mixture to a solid-state.
IMPORTANT TIP: Diamond simulants are not the same as laboratory-grown (or lab-created) diamonds. Lab-grown diamonds have the same chemical, physical and optical properties as natural diamonds, while simulants do not. Read more about lab-grown diamonds.