What is a
Simulated
Diamond

What is a
Simulated Diamond


The American Gem Trade Association defines a Diamond Simulant as: “A man-made single crystal, which can be manufactured with different materials and designed to simulate the appearance, but not duplicate the characteristic properties of a natural gemstone.”

There are several brand names of Simulated Diamonds in the market today. Each one having its own claims on how they simulate a real diamond. Regardless if you use Silicon Carbide, Zirconium Oxide, Aluminum Oxide or any other material as the basis to form the crystals, because they are not natural occurring stones, they are all considered “ Simulated Diamonds”.

The Agape Simulated Diamond

Natural Diamonds attribute their colored hues to imperfections within the stone and their value is directly dependent upon the clarity of the stone. Agape Simulated Diamonds are carefully crafted to be nearly flawless and colorless in every way. They are cut and faceted to achieve maximum brilliance without any imperfections; they resemble the same optical characteristics, have the ability to cut glass and and can be shaped into all the same styles as natural diamonds.

The only difference in many experts’ opinions is the price. For the same clarity, cut, color and carat of a natural diamond that would fetch thousands of dollars, our simulated diamond of VVS1 quality rating are just a mere fraction of the cost. Because of their superior quality, the Agape Diamond is regarded as the Premier Simulated Diamond in the world.

How are Simulated Diamonds Made?

A Diamond Simulant is manufactured with a process called the “skull melt” in which the materials heat up from the inside outwards. The outside remains relatively cool while the inside melts, forming its own outer crust or “skull”. Only with extreme heat is the “preferred cube form” obtained and a metal oxide stabilizer is added to the process to ensure isometric cubic crystals. When the heat is switched off, the product then cools under rigidly controlled conditions and hardens.

As it hardens, the solid crystals are formed. Because they are made in a controlled environment, the crystals are also perfect in structure, without feathers or inclusions and since they are solid and not composed of layers, they are almost as hard as a natural diamond. Due to their hardness and clarity the crystals can be cut using the same proportions used in cutting fine diamonds. Faceting too, is intensive and precise, creating hundreds of facets and mimicking the brilliance of diamonds.

The Agape Simulated Diamond


With Clarity of VVS1, Up Close and Personal


An engagement ring of this caliber, if it had natural diamonds could cost $10,000 and up, but for a simulated diamond engagement ring, the price is usually under $2,000 and it has almost the same clarity and radiance of a natural diamond without the hefty price tag to the earth, its people or your wallet.


Benifits of the Agape Simulated Diamond

    Eco-Friendly
    No need for harmful mining operations
    Lab Created
    Each Simulated Diamond is crafted to be nearly flawless
    Value
    Simply Saving you, your hard earned Dollars
    Certification
    Each Agape Simluated Diamonds Receives a Full Certification
    Lifetime Warranty
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The Agape Simulated Diamond
vs. CZ and Moissanite

Our Simulated Diamonds are different from inexpensive CZ and Moissanite in several ways. These differences result in a superior diamond simulant that better resembles the qualities of a natural diamond.

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The Agape Simulated Diamond
vs. Natural Diamonds

Not all Simulated Diamonds achieve the look and feel of a natural diamond. Not only your stone has to look like a diamond, but it must also have some of the same optical characteristics.

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