PHOTO: Diamond simulant Singapore. Luxuria® Diamonds is one of several brands supplying high quality diamond simulant rings in Singapore.
Eric Tan is a man on a mission, to find a perfect engagement ring for his beloved Cecilia.
Eric who lives in Singapore has been studying hard. The 4C’s of diamonds; the various settings, current design trends and more. Additionally Eric has visited many jewelry stores. Goldheart, Lee Hwa, Poh Heng and more to see product first hand and better understand the impact of various diamond cuts, shapes and grades. Eric has also considered online players such as Blue Nile and James Allen.
One afternoon after a visit to JannPaul Singapore and subsequently enjoying his favorite Okinawa brown sugar latte in nearby Starbucks, Liat Towers, Eric ponders the options. The truth is there are too many options and he has two fears.
First Eric fears Cecilia won’t like the ring he chooses. Second if that’s the case, he may lose lots of money trying to change or exchange the ring for something else. Fortunately, Cecilia is not a chichi lady and likely to want a designer gown and a six star reception. Nonetheless, the wedding itself would likely be a five figure affair. The last thing he needed was to spend more money on a replacement engagement ring because his first choice was a disappointment.
Both fears are pervasive and real. Checking various online forums such as the Perfect Wedding Forum and his favored hangout; the Hardware Zone Eric discovers others have been down this well-trodden road. All it seemed had done a crash course in diamonds. Some were honest enough to admit they felt crushed at the end of it!
Planning for a surprise marriage proposal
Eric wanted the marriage proposal to be a surprise and asking Cecilia or her friends for ring tips would give the game away. Eric was also aware that when you buy a diamond, you buy it at retail. Retail is typically a 100% to 200% markup. Therefore, as soon as you leave the jeweler with a diamond, it loses over 50% of its value. Ouch. For this reason, some retail jewelers in Singapore, especially the prestigious ones, prefer not to buy back diamonds from customers. This is because the offer they would make would most likely be an insultingly low price – even on a trade in.
Eric had to admit, buying an engagement ring was a stressful activity. For a guy who very rarely buys any jewelry, the pressure is immense. The choice must be right as your bride to be is going to wear this highly symbolic ring for the rest of their life.
How to solve the problem of surprise and ensure she gets an engagement ring which delights her Eric pondered?
Diamond simulant rings in Singapore
While doing a Google search for diamond simulants Singapore Eric stumbled upon a popular local forum thread regarding diamond simulant rings in Singapore. The thread covered various reasons why local guys were purchasing fake diamond proposal rings and which brands held up best.
Eric read in his expanded search for simulated diamonds Singapore that local guys where increasingly buying simulated diamond rings. They were doing so because the purchase solved two big problems.
PHOTO ABOVE: Diamond simulant rings Singapore. Luxuria® is one of several brands supplying diamond simulant rings in Singapore. Seen above is an example of a 2 carat princess cut cubic zirconia rings from Luxuria®. [SOURCE: Luxuria, a Singapore diamond simulant specialist]
Simulated diamonds solve problems
It had never previously occurred to Eric that diamond simulant rings solved his two biggest problems.
First, since fake rings were cheap it didn’t matter if the ring didn’t fit Cecilia perfectly or if it wasn’t her style. The ring was simply being used as a placeholder or temporary engagement ring to make a proposal with. For less than $200 Singapore dollars it is possible to buy a very high quality diamond simulant ring that looks so real that only a jeweler can tell the difference. Typically made from cubic zirconia the rings are often handcrafted, polished and set to exacting standards typically demanded of fine diamond cutting and setting. Reading online some even come with a “super ideal” hearts & arrows (H&A) pattern cutting. This gives them fire and brilliance similar to the real deal. In sum, this was a highly effective way for prospective grooms to eliminate the huge risk of buying the wrong engagement ring.
Second, diamond simulant engagement rings solve the problem of surprise. You don’t have to ask her what style of engagement ring she likes because you can shop together later for the “forever ring.” Shopping for the ring together ensures she gets the ring she wants and only she knows what she wants.
VIDEO ABOVE: Looking for diamond simulant rings in Singapore? Luxuria Diamonds which has an office in Singapore via brand owner Stylabs Jewellery offers some of the finest simulated diamond rings in Singapore. Luxuria uses the high quality diamond simulants, typically 5A grade hearts and arrows cubic zirconia to produce engagement rings that look so real that only a jeweler could tell the difference. [SOURCE: Luxuria Diamonds, YouTube video Diamond Simulant Rings Singapore | Simulated Diamonds Singapore | Zirconia ring Singapore | Luxuria ]
Common questions & answers about Diamond Simulant rings in Singapore
Where to buy diamond simulant rings in Singapore?
Diamond simulant rings are widely available in Singapore. One option is to buy online. Granted, you won’t be able to see or touch the simulated diamond ring before you pay, but given rings of high quality can be purchased for less than SGD 100 does that really matter? Your time and travel costs are probably worth more than the ring. Do an online search for diamond simulants Singapore or simulated diamonds Singapore. Check out online players like Singapore’s Luxuria Diamonds, who make flawless diamond simulant engagement rings. Other online options include ETSY or if your budget crosses SGD 250 ORRO diamond simulants.
Which brands supply diamond simulant rings in Singapore?
Diamond simulant rings in Singapore are available from several brands including Gordon Max and ORRO both of which have physical stores in Singapore and Luxuria® Diamonds Singapore which has a webstore for online purchases and offers free delivery to your door.
How much are diamond simulant rings in Singapore?
High quality branded diamond simulant rings in Singapore range in price from about SGD 90 for a 2 carat round cut solitaire ring set in rhodium plated silver from Luxuria® Diamonds to SGD 330 for a similar ring set in platinum plated silver from ORRO and upward to about SGD 1500 for a similar ring set in platinum from Gordon Max.
Why are diamond simulant rings popular in Singapore?
Diamond simulant rings are increasingly popular in Singapore because they solve two big problems. First, they are perfect to make a surprise marriage proposal with. No need to give the game away by asking her friends or family what types of ring design she likes. Use a simulated diamond ring to make the proposal with and if she says yes congratulations! Then you can show for real diamond ring together. She will love that idea. Second, you don’t have to risk spending thousands of dollars on a natural diamond engagement ring that she may hate. The diamond ring may not suit her tastes and may not fit properly. You may not be able to get a refund and may risk losing thousands of dollars trying to exchange the engagement ring for something she actually likes.
What is Luxuria® Diamond simulant?
A diamond simulant is a stone that looks similar to real diamond and shares some of its characteristics. Although simulants are used as diamond imitations, they have a different chemical structure from real diamonds. Some simulants occur naturally, while others are created artificially. Examples of popular diamond simulants include cubic zirconia, moissanite, rhinestone or crystal glass. Luxuria® Diamond simulants are found in engagement rings offered by Luxuria® Diamonds in Singapore. The simulants are typically grade 5A and grade 6A cubic zirconia (cz) but also could be Moissanite or synthetic gemstone.
Five tips for buying a diamond simulant engagement ring
There is no shortage of choice of diamond simulant rings in Singapore. So, how do you narrow down the selection field? Here are five tips to buying a high quality fake diamond ring.
1. Look for a branded diamond simulant ring
Yes, you could spend as a little as a few dollars to buy a non branded fake engagement ring from AliExpress or Amazon. Remember though, very cheap diamond simulant engagement rings are a compromise. The manufacturer is able to offer very low prices because the quality of materials used to manufacture the ring are also very low. Often base metals and alloys including nickel, cobalt and chromates are used and these can lead to allergic dermatitis, skin rashes and other irritations.
Branded diamond simulant rings in Singapore such as those from Luxuria® Diamonds, ORRO and Gordon Max use quality materials. Furthermore, the rings look exactly like the real deal – an authentic natural diamond engagement ring. This is important, because when you propose to your beloved, you want her to say WOW when she sees the ring for the first time – and of course say YES to your proposal. You don’t want her to wear a ring, even a placeholder ring that screams fake!
PHOTO ABOVE: When shopping for diamond simulants Singapore, look for established brands. Seen above is a round cut diamond simulant bridal ring set from the Luxuria brand. Luxuria uses only the very best diamond simulant, all top graded in cut, colour and clarity. [SOURCE: Luxuria Diamond simulants, Singapore]
2. Focus on the cut quality
Irrespective of the diamond simulant material used, if the stones are not cut correctly, they will not have the brilliance and sparkle that maximizes their beauty. The difference really is in the cut. Diamond simulants like cubic zirconia are faceted in the same manner as Diamonds. The skill of the stone cutter is paramount to the final appearance of the stone. Each stone has its own personality. The highest quality round cut diamond simulants are precision cut with a hearts and arrows (H&A) pattern and/or a super ideal cut.
To achieve the level of optical precision and symmetry necessary for hearts and arrows requires skill and time. For these reasons H&A diamond simulant stones are significantly more costly to produce. The benefit of a higher degree of optical precision is exceptional light performance.
In fact, H&A pattern round simulants from Luxuria® diamonds are visibly whiter and brighter than many real diamonds you’ll find mounted in your typical ‘middle market’ engagement ring.
Illustration: Look for diamond simulant rings which offer a precision cut Hearts and Arrows (H&A) pattern. Hearts and Arrows diamond simulants are precision-cut variations of the traditional 57 faceted round brilliant cut. The benefit is can be seen, exceptional light performance that imitates a high quality natural diamond.
3. Don’t go for too large a stone
Yes, you may have seen photos online of Beyoncé’s, Jennifer Lopez and Mariah Carey’s engagement rings. These celebrity size rings can weigh in at 24 carats and cost of whopping US$5 million. Thankfully this is Singapore, not Hollywood and even though large diamond simulants are affordable you should avoid them for two reasons.
First, smaller simulants look more realistic than larger ones. Cut quality is often poor on large stones so they don’t capture the fire, brilliance and scintillation of a well cut smaller stone.
PHOTO: Most women in Singapore have smaller hands, so select a stone size which is appropriate. Take her breath away with this 6mm round shape (0.84 carat), round star cut very high grade white diamond simulant 3 sided pave engagement ring from the Luxuria Jewelry brand.
Second, you might not be able to afford a replacement of the same size in future. To put some numbers to it, good colorless 2 carat diamond simulant rings in Singapore are around SGD 100 – 350 to purchase. In contrast a real diamond of the same size and color from Poh Heng Singapore will cost around $40,000 Singapore dollars. When you later replace the temporary engagement ring with a real one you don’t want others to notice that she has a noticeably “smaller rock”.
4. Try to match the stone shape to your partner’s fingers
Yes, we know it’s a placeholder ring but there is no harm in trying to match the stone shape to your partner’s fingers.
An engagement ring for short fingers should help elongate your fingers – no matter their width: Oval, pear or marquise stones help lengthen the appearance of your finger.
Rectangular emerald-shaped stones can lengthen short fingers, as long they aren’t so big they overwhelm.
For smaller hands or longer fingers it’s best to keep the overall proportion of your ring small. In this case smaller round cut rings like the Luxuria® D’PROMESSO diamond simulant ring below works especially well.
PHOTO: Simulated Diamonds Singapore. Slender and petite fingers are common in Singapore. Round cut artificial solitaire rings using quality diamond simulant are a perfect choice as a placeholder or temporary engagement ring. Seen above is the Luxuria® LUMIERE solitaire engagement ring in its ring box. [SOURCE: Luxuria Simulated Diamonds, Singapore]
If all else fails, it’s hard to go wrong with a classic round cut solitaire ring. The solitaire ring setting remains the most popular and is the right fit for anyone wanting to evoke a powerful symbol of commitment in a simple yet elegant design.
5. Understand that simulated diamonds are not synthetic diamonds
Some vendors confuse customers when they speak of lab created or lab grown diamond simulants. Typically affordable engagement rings Singapore will use simulated or lab created diamonds. It is important to understand the differences.
Simulated diamonds are man-made and created from materials that resemble the appearance of genuine diamonds. Although simulants are used as diamond imitations, they have a different chemical structure from real diamonds. Examples of popular diamond simulants include cubic zirconia, moissanite, rhinestone or crystal. We don’t recommend crystal. Even branded crystal from Swarovski® should be avoided because glass is very soft compared to other simulants like CZ and Moissanite. As a result scratches can appear easily on crystal dulling its look.
In contrast, Synthetic diamonds are man-made in a laboratory using high pressure and high temperature. Other terms sometimes used to describe synthetic diamonds include cultivated, cultured, man-made and lab-created. While the term synthetic may sometimes be associated by consumers with imitation products, synthetic diamonds are made of the same material as natural diamonds—pure carbon. Gem-quality diamonds grown in a lab can be chemically, physically and optically identical to naturally occurring ones.
PHOTO: Diamond simulant Singapore. Simulated diamonds are not the same thing as synthetic diamonds. Synthetics diamonds are chemically identical to natural diamonds mined from the earth. On the other hand simulated diamond merely resembles the appearance of genuine diamonds. Photo of a typical zirconia ring Singapore on an Asian women’s hand.
The Luxuria brand is owned by Stylabs Limited of New Zealand, a multi-award winning jewelry wholesaler of fine and fashion Jewellery. Stylabs Jewellery is a diamond simulant Singapore specialist and has been offering diamond simulant rings in Singapore since 2016.
Stylabs is a member of the Prestigious Jewellers and Watchmakers Association of New Zealand (JWNZ) and a professional member of the International Gemological Society (IGS), USA.
Stylabs is locally registered in Singapore. Our business, STYLABS JEWELLERY (UEN ID 53332003L) is a corporate entity registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) of Singapore. Stylabs Jewellery is a regulated dealer in Precious Stones and Precious Metals. We hold a Regulated Dealers Certificate of Registration (PS20190000215) regulated by the Ministry of Law (Singapore) for purposes of anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism.
BRIDES Magazine from the USA recently reviewed a number of diamond simulant rings. It recommended the Luxuria® LUMIERE ring. The LUMIERE diamond simulant Singapore ring is available online with free delivery to your Singapore address for less than SGD 70. The price includes delivery, a deluxe leatherette ring box and product warranty.
PHOTO: Diamond simulant rings Singapore. BRIDES Magazine, one of the world’s largest wedding and bridal zines recently recommended Luxuria’s LUMIERE ring. The LUMIERE is a 2 carat fake solitaire diamond ring set in precious metals (rhodium and silver). The ring is perfect as placeholder or temporary engagement ring to make marriage proposal with. The LUMIERE is also popular for travel ring use or as a self-purchase for office wear.
Warranty & FREE shipping for simulated diamonds Singapore customers
Luxuria® Diamonds stands behind its products by offering a product warranty and a 30 day right of return on all diamond simulant engagement rings.
Further, we offer FREE tracked shipping on all Luxuria Diamond simulant rings to customers located in Singapore, the United States (USA), the United Kingdom (UK), Ireland, Australia and 30 other countries as well.
Please visit our Luxuria Jewelry Brand FAQ page if you are interested in more details.
Want to learn more?
Read this article which outlines five reasons why diamond simulant engagement rings are so popular
Learn how to select an engagement ring based on her finger shape and personality
We regularly get questions asking what the differences are between lab-created, simulant, synthetic, cultured and hybrid diamonds. The terminologies can be confusing. Moreover, incorrect use of the various terminologies in online articles and adverts can mislead and cause further confusion. In this article we demystify the differences between diamond simulants and synthetics and also explain hybrids.
Our Three Top Selling Diamond Simulant rings in Singapore
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