How to Tell if a Diamond is Natural or Lab Created

How to Tell if a Diamond is Natural or Lab CreatedTwo diamonds side by side, both stunning and brilliant. They are equally as hard; they both rate a 10 on the Moh’s scale of hardness. Both diamonds have high clarity ratings, they catch and reflect the light with few visible flaws, and both are well […]

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Why Are Diamonds so Expensive?

Why Are Diamonds so Expensive?When Valentine’s Day rolls around, there’s always talk of how incongruous it seems that a holiday about the heart depends so much on the wallet. Every year, we have to prove our love by spending money on gifts that often are not even appreciated or wear out before we even get […]

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What Are Diamonds Made of?

What Are Diamonds Made of?When something is the best, it becomes the measure of all other things. A high performing car may be the standard by which all other luxury cars are judged. A fine wine may set the bar for all other wines. In the world of jewelry, the diamond sets the standard. A […]

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How to Clean a Lab Diamond

How to Clean a Lab DiamondWhen you bought your lab created diamond, you wanted to get the most bang for your buck. You studied the 4C’s like they were the alphabet. You looked for the right cut, the purest color, the most brilliant, stunning stone on the market. The low price of the lab created […]

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Cost of Lab Created Diamonds vs Natural Diamonds

​Cost of Lab Created Diamonds vs Natural DiamondsAre you ready to rock? You’re set to buy your first diamond, and budget is an issue.  You’re considering buying a lab created diamond. You’ve heard that they are chemical, physically and optically identical to real diamonds, and can cost as little as 40% of the price of […]

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Lab Created Alexandrite vs. Natural Alexandrite – What’s the Difference?

​Lab Created Alexandrite vs. Natural Alexandrite – What’s the Difference?Remember the mood ring trend? Mood rings were cheap silver rings you could find in most headshops that changed color according to the wearer’s mood. It may be fair to say that the alexandrite is nature’s mood ring, only it costs a lot more than the […]

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Lab Created Topaz vs. Natural Topaz – What’s the Difference?

​Lab ​Treated ​Topaz vs. Natural ​Topaz – What’s the Difference?The discovery of topaz may be one of the most legendary cases of mistaken identity. When Brazilian authorities reported the finding of a 1,680 carat diamond in Brazil, it was believed to be the biggest diamond ever. In fact, it was even set in the crown […]

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Lab Created Sapphires vs. Natural Sapphires – What’s the Difference?

​Lab Created Sapphires vs. Natural Sapphires – What’s the Difference?It’s been said that imitation is the truest form of flattery. Celebrities and pop stars know they’ve made it when someone starts copying their style. It means they’ve arrived. Like celebrities and pop stars, the sapphire so too arrived and quickly earned a status as one of […]

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Lab Created Rubies vs. Natural Rubies – What’s the Difference?

​Lab Created ​Rubies vs. ​Natural Rubies – What’s the Difference?There may not have been a “Wizard of Oz” without Dorothy’s ruby slippers. The ruby slippers were what set it all off in Oz. They were the whole reason the Wicked Witch was chasing Dorothy. The Wicked Witch died chasing those ruby slippers, and who could really […]

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Lab Created Diamonds vs. White Sapphire – What’s the Difference?

​Lab Created Diamonds vs. ​White Sapphire – What’s the Difference?The diamond. It is the most prized stone in nature, the hardest, the shiniest, has the most sparkle and is the standard by which all other stones are compared, and also the most expensive and difficult to come by. For years, man has searched in nature and […]

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