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.

Cubic Zirconia (CZ)

The main difference is that an inexpensive CZ is a much softer and porous stone, thus making it very susceptible to chipping and scratching. CZ absorbs dirt and oils and becomes milky and cloudy in a short period of time and eventually it will appear yellowish and loses its fire and ability to disperse light.

The common CZ is usually faceted in an attempt to mimic the natural brilliance of a diamond, but because of its softness, the faceting is very rounded, not sharp and crisp. The common Cubic Zirconia - due to its low quality, is a very short-lived stone and mainly used for inexpensive fashion jewelry.


While Moissanite is beautiful in its own right, it is made of silicon carbide and unlike a diamond; it has a different crystal structure and refractive index. Its structure is hexagonal instead of cubic, which causes the stone to produce double refraction. For this reason, Moissanite stones are cut along the optic axis of the crystal to different proportions and faceting than those used in a natural diamond as to minimize the effects.

In addition, Moissanite's higher index of refraction (brilliance) and much greater dispersion (fire) than either a diamond or a simulant, give the Moissanite stone a peculiar look. Where the best quality diamonds and diamond simulants are virtually colorless, a Moissanite stone has a slight yellow hue that is very noticeable in indoor lighting.

The Agape Simulated Diamond

Our Diamond Simulants are carefully crafted to be nearly flawless and colorless in every way. They resemble the same optical characteristics, and can be shaped into all the same styles as natural mined-earth diamonds. In most experts’ opinions, the Agape Simulated Diamond is a superior alternative because for the same cut, clarity, color and carat size, our simulated diamonds are a mere fraction of the cost.

We invite you to see for yourself why smart buyers have made Agape Simulated Diamonds their natural choice.


What is a Simulated Diamond

A Simulated Diamond is 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 mined-earth 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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