Photo: We use the highest quality diamond simulant. Luxuria® DECORERE engagement ring above.
We use only the very best diamond simulant, all top graded in cut, colour and clarity. With Luxuria®, the very highest standard comes as standard.
There is a reason why our diamond simulant engagement rings at not Amazon.com or AliExpress specials selling for just $29.99. That reason is we want our engagement rings to 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 to wear a ring that screams fake!
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.
As a reputable supplier in the industry we work hard to educate our customers. Perhaps one of the most common questions we receive is: “why are your rings more expensive than others I see online?”
Because we pride ourselves on the superior quality of each and every diamond simulant engagement ring we supply, we are always happy to explain that there is in fact a wide variance in the quality of material used in the industry.
Luxuria uses the very best diamond simulant
It’s a common misconception that all diamond simulant stones are the same. In fact, just like diamonds, there are a number of Quality Levels. Accordingly, there is a corresponding range of price points for these beautiful diamond look-alikes.
Like natural diamond gemstones, diamond simulants such as cubic zirconia stones are graded. They are graded according to carat, color, clarity and cut. The scale used is A to AAAAA, A being the lowest and AAAAA being the highest. While 5A is the best grade among machine-cut CZ, even higher grading is possible via hand-cut. Hand-cut cubic zirconia quality is dependent on the technique and the experience of the professional cutting the stone. A hand-cut CZ, cut with improper technique will not have the brilliance of a diamond. This is why it’s so important, when shopping for hand-cut CZ to purchase from a reputable jeweler or supplier.
If cut properly, a hand-cut cubic zirconia will have the same luminosity of fine diamond and be indistinguishable to a jeweler, even with a loupe.
Photo: Luxuria D’PROMITTO 2.04 ct. fancy vivid canary diamond simulant engagement ring. Paired with a matching 0.37 ct. t.w. half eternity band of white diamond simulants. This ring set is also available in white and fancy pink diamond simulant.
Clarity refers to the cloudiness (or lack thereof) of a stone, as well as its flaws. CZ is rarely, if ever, cloudy or flawed. However, it is not uncommon for some low end fake engagement rings to use inferior CZ. Worse still, sometimes crystal or even glass for the main stone. Indeed, its perfection that’s the most common giveaway that cubic zirconia is not a real diamond. Diamonds have flaws since they are naturally occurring gemstones.
Cubic Zirconia diamond simulant is faceted in the same manner as Diamonds. There’s a variety of cuts that are used for different shapes. The skill of the stone cutter is paramount to the final appearance of the stone. Each stone has its own personality. It’s the stone cutter’s job to evaluate the gem as part of the cutting process. He will cut the facets to bring out the best features of each stone. The cut of a stone determines how it refracts light. A well-cut, high-quality stone will be cut in a way to provide as much white light (“ice”) as possible. Conversely, the more colored-light (“fire”) a stone refracts, the lower the quality of the stone.
Luxuria® diamond simulant engagement rings which have the LUX hallmark surpass industry standards for AAAAA, (5A). Luxuria diamond simulant is near colorless (D color) and internally flawless (IF). Moreover, round stones feature an ideal cut to “Hearts and Arrows” for maximum fire.
The Difference is in the cut
Our stones are precision cut by our master craftsmen and each diamond simulant is polished to resemble the brilliance and fire of a natural, fine diamond.
Every stone is meticulously handcrafted to reveal its captivating, kaleidoscopic brilliance. In fact, many jewelers have difficulty telling our stones apart from naturally mined diamond due to their impressive optical characteristics.
Regardless of the material you start with, if the stones are not cut correctly, they will not have the brilliance and sparkle that maximizes their beauty.
Hearts & Arrows – See the difference
Luxuria® LUX hallmarked rings with round cut stones feature a Hearts and Arrows pattern. This pattern is often abbreviated as “H&A”. Less than 1% of the world’s diamonds are cut to hearts and arrows optical symmetry precision.
Hearts and Arrows diamond simulants are precision-cut variations of the traditional 57 faceted round brilliant cut. They are cut to ideal proportions with good optical symmetry, polish and a specific faceting pattern. When all these factors are present, the result is a near perfect pattern when seen through a special viewer. The pattern has eight symmetrical arrows in the face-up position of the stone called the crown. And eight symmetrical hearts when viewed in the table-down position called the pavilion.
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.
What is the benefit to you? Simply, the higher degree of optical precision translates to exceptional light performance. They are also considered ‘brighter’ than round brilliant cuts. The optical symmetry of the dark arrows creates an exaggerated contrast and distinction between the whiter areas and the darker areas.
In fact, our simulants are visibly whiter and brighter than most diamonds you’ll find mounted in your typical ‘middle market’ engagement ring.
Many jewelers have difficulty telling our diamond simulant stones apart from naturally mined diamond.
Above: an illustration of arrow pattern when viewed through a special Ideal Scope viewer. Because of the level of difficulty associated with cutting symmetrical patterns such as these, the Eight Hearts diamond can only be hand cut by a master craftsman with years of experience and a wealth of skills.
Diamond Simulant Engagement Ring Reviews
Below is a sample of customer feedback and reviews we have received about our quality diamond simulant rings.
Diamond Simulant Engagement Rings of Exceptional Quality
We are confident that our imitation diamond rings will meet or exceed your expectations. We offer a 30 day return policy. A product warranty is offered on all Luxuria brand jewelry products. FREE shipping is available to the USA, U.K, Ireland, Singapore, Australia and 30+ other countries.
If you’re looking to invest in a piece that will truly have the look and feel of fine diamonds, we encourage you to choose Luxuria®.