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5 stones that can stand as a Diamond substitute

Diamond is the most popular engagement ring stone in the world. Its popularity started when De Beers launched its “A Diamond is Forever” campaign in 1947. Since then, the price increased significantly through the years making it one of the most expensive stones. One of the main reasons why people buy diamonds is due to durability and shine. But did you know that there are other diamond-lookalikes? Here are top 5 stones that can stand as a diamond substitute:

1. Moissanite

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Mossanite is difficult to mine, so this gem is mostly lab-grown. Moissanites’ sparkle is as great as diamond, and ranks second to diamond when it comes to durability. Moissanite is one of the top picks for wedding rings, as it comes as close to a diamond.

2. White Sapphire

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White Sapphire is clear, colorless pure form of the corundum mineral. They are known for their vibrant blue hues and stunning use in wedding rings. White sapphire is a great choice if you are looking to have a traditional diamond look. They are a little more expensive due to sapphire’s popularity but are still significantly cheaper than a diamond.

3. White Topaz

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Topaz is a beautiful alternative to a diamond. Topaz traditionally comes in a yellow hue, but colorless or white topaz is also available. Although this stone has a strong resemblance to a diamond, Topaz is not recommended for pieces you’d were every day – it is prone to scratching and chipping.

4. Cubic Zirconia

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Like Moissanites, Cubic Zirconia (CZ) is extremely rare, so most are created in labs to resemble diamonds. When it to comes to durability, CZ can be scratched and look cloudy over time.

5. Goshenite

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Goshenite, a part of the beryl group of minerals has been used as a diamond alternative for a long time. It has great clarity and is highly transparent. This mineral is scratch resistant but is sensitive to pressure.

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