The Beauty of Diamond Alternatives

Janice Stiles

Diamonds, the traditional birthstone for April, have often been considered "a girl's best friend," but there are several excellent alternatives for Diamonds available to choose from that can be used as a substitute. When shopping for gemstones at a trade show, I tend to search for clear, colorless, alternative stones with excellent refractive properties that are also reasonably priced.

Historically, Diamonds have been mined from the earth. However, modern technology has allowed for the creation of Diamonds in a laboratory setting, resulting in a nearly flawless stone with fewer inclusions and a lower price point than mined Diamonds.

White Zircon, a natural mineral and not to be confused with Cubic Zirconia, which is a lab-generated stone, has a striking resemblance to Diamonds in terms of appearance, with a lustrous and sparkling quality. Zircon comes closer to resembling Diamonds than any other natural gem However, it is relatively fragile, scoring 6-7.5 on the hardness scale.

Small Moissanite Earrings

On our website, you can find these exquisite Small Moissanite Earrings that are an ideal substitute for diamonds. They offer a dazzling shine and clarity comparable to high-quality diamonds, yet are available at a significantly lower price point.


Aurum Enhanced White Topaz Pendant

Another lovely alternative for a diamond pendant is this Aurum Accented White Topaz stone. White Topaz is a natural gem with a hardness of 8 rather than the 10 of a Diamond.  It’s a more affordable alternative to colorless Diamonds as it refracts light in a similar way but is a little less vibrant. Overall, clear stones can make a stunning addition to any piece of jewelry and offer a range of options for those who prefer a neutral or classic look.

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