What exactly is a Nexus Diamond alternative? We get that question a lot. (Answer: An alternative stone to a diamond, that gives you the look and feel of a diamond without the markup, eco/ethical problems, and flaws. Win-win-win!) Below, five more things you should know about Nexus Diamond alternatives, based on our top five most frequently asked questions.
|They are different than manmade diamonds.
Nexus Diamond alternatives are not the same as manmade or “synthetic” diamonds. Why? Because manmade diamonds have only one element: Carbon. Nexus Diamond alternatives are a patented, proprietary formula that we created to mimic diamonds almost exactly. The Nexus Diamond alternative is a simulant stone.
|They are not cubic zirconia (CZ).
Nexus Diamond alternatives are far superior to CZ, though both are technically “diamond simulants.” However, CZ degrades over time and loses its sparkle, while Nexus Diamond alternatives stay brilliant forever. It makes more sense to compare Nexus Diamond alternatives to diamonds than to CZ.
|They are graded using the same system used for diamonds.
You’ve probably heard of the 4 C’s, which are used for grading diamonds. They are cut, color, clarity and carat. You know how Nexus Diamond alternatives are graded? By cut, color, clarity and carat. And they get the top grades in every category.
|They are made in a lab.
Like other simulated lab grown diamonds, Nexus Diamond alternatives are created in a lab. This eliminates the environmental and human cost of mining diamonds. Just as they are pure in their look, they are pure in their creation.
|They will last forever, guaranteed.
Diamonds are often handed down from one generation to the next—and so it is with Nexus Diamond alternatives. We guarantee every stone will remain pristine for a lifetime.