These 7 Precious Stones Make Great Diamond Substitutes

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What stone sparkles like diamond but isn’t diamond? If you’re looking for something that looks like a diamond but is more affordable then you’ll find these diamond alternatives just as beautiful! And they’re pretty on your pocket, too.

Here’s a list of precious gemstones – some shine as brilliantly as diamonds, some have their own elegance and charm that sets them uniquely apart from diamonds.

1. Moissanite

Take a look at the moissanite. The original precious gem is very rarely found in nature. Lucky for us, these gems can now be made in the lab. Ten times brighter than any diamond, a moissanite can give the best of diamonds a complex with its brilliant sparkle and fire! The price is budget-friendly, too, making a moissanite one of the finest options to substitute a diamond.

2. Cubic Zirconia (CZ)

Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is another alternative to diamond that costs a fraction of what a diamond costs and yet has an intensive dazzle that shines in comparable brilliance. This stone is the cubic crystalline form of zirconium dioxide. Like the moissanite, this stone is synthesized but it is not as hard as a real diamond. If you’re looking to substitute diamonds with CZ, then choose a smaller carat CZ which tends to look more like real diamonds. The problem with CZ, however, is that they absorb oils and may become cloudy over time, if a little extra care is not taken.

3. Amethyst

The discovery of large deposits of amethyst in Brazil brought down the price of this precious gem. It has a mass appeal and yet its rich look is suited for royalty. It is the most popular purple gemstone and its hardness makes it a durable choice for earrings, bracelets, rings and pendants. The amethyst in its lavender felinity lends such grace and elegance to the piece of jewelry being worn.

4. Sapphire

The timeless sapphire in its simple beauty is another favored choice. White sapphires are a beautiful substitute to diamonds. These dazzling gemstones are heat treated to increase its brilliance, lighten the color or improve appearance. With the choice of pink, yellow, black or blue sapphire’s you have the choice to pair them with whatever colors you prefer to bring out the beauty of the stone.

5. Emerald

Emerald is the most famous and most valuable green stone in the beryl family. The lush green shine of an emerald is said to purify the soul and ignite imaginations. Generally, the paler the green the less expensive it is. Paired with any other pastel color makes emerald, like royalty, stand out.

6. Ruby

The most valuable rubies come from the mines of Burma. Classically red and shiny, the ruby represents brightness and warmth. Its deep, almost blood red color makes it more appealing and desirable. It’s the symbol and color of love. Pair it with gold, silver, white gold and you have yourself a sharp and classy jewelry set.

7. Pearls

Pearls are simple, yet classy and many are enamored by their timeless charm. Their appeal lies in the fact that they add a beautiful touch of elegance to any outfit and are a great choice for any occasion.

Customization – Make Your Jewelry as Special as You

For those who want a customized piece of jewelry unique to your taste, you can get jewelry made to suit your taste, preference and design. understands how special this is to you and can carefully craft jewelry to create a design that is as special as your occasion.

Whether you’re on a budget or willing to spend much, you can shop by collection, jewelry, gemstone, metal or price at Dazzling Rock. Browse through the Swarovski crystal collection for very delicate and sophisticated jewelry, unique to the Swarovski brand. You’ll even find a clearance section where you’re bound to find some great discounts. And remember, Dazzling Rock is in the business of personalizing your jewelry. The variety of gemstones has you spoilt for choice. Moissanite, cubic zirconia, sapphire, ruby, whatever your birthstone or gemstone choice, we can create a unique design just for you.

Spunk engagement, classy wedding, old school proposal – whatever the occasion, ‘rock’ it!

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