Synthetic vs Simulated Diamonds
Synthetic Diamonds vs. Simulated "Diamonds"Synthetic Diamonds vs. Simulated "Diamonds"
Are you looking for some information on synthetic vs simulated diamonds? You've come to the right place! I feel many people are tricked into buying what they believe is a synthetic diamond, when in fact it is a simulated diamond. Synthetic diamonds are in fact real diamonds that have been created in a lab. They are composed of pure carbon and nothing else. They are virtually indestructible with a "moh's scale" hardness of 10.
Simulated "diamond" is in fact not diamond at all, it does not shine the same, nor do they have the same hardness of diamond(often less hard than even sapphire).
This picture from the GIA website shows the different simulated diamonds. Click on this picture to take you to the GIA website that explains this in more detail:
Image Source: GIA.EDU