What are American diamond, asked a user on Quora.
American diamonds are nothing but a look alike of natural diamonds. They look same as natural diamonds but are not as hard , precious and rare like natural diamonds. This blog is a guide to know about diamonds and diamond simulants
“What are American diamonds , are they expensive ?”
Types of American diamond
There are various types of american diamonds and are available in various qualities. These are diamond simulants which have appearance like that of a natural diamond but not diamonds. These are used more in fashion jewellery which create an illusion of diamond and are inexpensive.
Cubic zirconia , Moissanite , etc are the terms used for such artificial diamonds. In India these are used for making Immitation jewellery.
Durability and other aspects
American diamonds are less durable compared to natural diamonds. They tend to break often when stud in jewellery. Also their facets , the way they are cut is not the same like natural diamonds.
A bigger size of artificial diamond will never be certified by any labs like natural diamonds come with Lab certification. This is because the cost of certification will be more than the cost of artificial diamond itself.
Price of natural diamonds are too high compared to American diamond. When it comes to making jewellery , the metal , labour , designing and brand are major contributor to the value. American diamonds have negligible value in it. Say for example if the Price of Natural diamond is $100 than the price of American diamonds is not even $1