Simulated Diamond Wedding Rings

Simulated diamond wedding rings are now available as a great option for those of you who are unable to afford a real diamond ring. With its diamond like properties, it is hard to distinguish between a real and a simulated diamond. Take a look at a little about these rings, and how you can benefit from choosing them over a real diamond ring.
Simulated diamonds have come to the rescue of those of you who could not even begin to imagine seeing the real sparkling beauty on your ring finger. If you are one of those whose engagement or wedding is being constantly put off because of the cost of a diamond ring, here's good news for you men and women out there. Simulated diamond engagement rings, and wedding rings are now enabling several couples around the world to realize their dreams of starting a new life together. But what are simulated diamonds and these simulated diamond wedding rings? Let's take a look at a detailed explanation of these, and understand the benefits of investing in simulated diamonds.

An Introduction to Simulated Diamond Wedding Rings

Simulated diamonds are simply man-made diamonds, created and grown in a lab-controlled environment, that possess almost all the characteristics of a real diamond, in that they are as brilliant, hard and possess a high refractive index. All these features make them very similar to a real diamond, only much more affordable. That's right. High quality simulated diamonds are much cheaper than a real one, and honestly, one would not be able to easily tell the difference between the two when seen with the naked eye. When set in different metals, from platinum to gold to silver, you will be able to sport the perfect diamond wedding ring. Also, there is no limit to the designs they can be used in. Several jewelers provide a range of designs to choose from, or even create simulated diamond rings with designs you have chosen, to make your special day even more memorable.

There are several types and varieties of simulated diamonds, and some of the best simulated diamonds are created and grown in a manner, that they believably emulate the beauty and characteristics of real diamonds. The types of simulated diamonds that are used in rings and other simulated diamond jewelry are:
  • Synthetic Rutile: This simulated diamond is carved from pure titanium oxide, thereby possessing a superior refractive index, highly similar to a real diamond. In fact, not only white diamonds, there is a variety of colored simulated diamonds available in this material, that allows you to go beyond traditional and sport a trendy diamond color such as chocolate, that is otherwise very expensive.
  • Cubic Zirconia: This variety of simulated diamonds is one of the most popular ones, that possesses the hardness and refractive index of real diamonds. With its flawless structure and make up, it can be one of the best choices for a simulated diamond wedding ring.
  • Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (YAG): Yttrium aluminum garnet is another popular variety of simulated diamonds, with a hardness similar to a real diamond. Its only drawback is that its refractive index is relatively low, after it has been cut and polished. However, by adding additional minerals to it, it has been given a natural sparkle by which it emulates the properties of a real diamond. Also available are colored varieties of these diamonds.
The Benefits of Opting for Simulated Diamond Wedding Rings

One of the biggest benefits of choosing a simulated diamond wedding ring over a real one is the cost factor. It is definitely easily affordable as compared to real diamonds, which are of course a girl's best friend, but a very financially demanding one. There is also another perhaps lesser known benefit of choosing a simulated diamond wedding ring over a real one. A real diamond occurs in nature, and is susceptible to a lot of imperfections in quality, color and carat. This means if per chance, you happen to come across a well sized uniquely colored diamond, you are going to have to shell some big bucks to be able to own it. On the other hand, its simulated counterpart is already well cut, polished and created under a controlled environment, to suit the taste of its varying customer choices.

It is now a known fact that simulated diamond wedding rings can exhibit the charm and exquisiteness of real diamonds, and unless you have it checked by a jeweler, no one can really tell with the diamond you are now wearing is real or simulated. So, for those of you who have been putting off your wedding because of the cost factor involved in the purchase of the ring, you no longer have to worry. Choose a simulated diamond wedding ring and finally live the day you have been dreaming about all your life.
By Puja Lalwani
Last Updated: 9/26/2011
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