Diamond Nexus Diamond™ Alternatives vs Diamonds

There is no reason to buy a diamond from the earth

The Nexus Diamond™ alternative is technology’s answer to diamonds created beneath the surface of the earth. It is the world’s first heirloom quality diamond simulant. And it is stunning. When compared side by side with a diamond, Nexus Diamond alternatives are in every way the better choice.

The Nexus Diamond™ Alternative

Mined Diamonds

Origin

Created in a lab

Pulled from the earth

Chemical Composition

Patented formula, not a crystallized carbon structure

Crystallized carbon structure

Quality

Heirloom quality

Heirloom quality

Color

D color, completely clear

Graded on a scale from clear (D) to yellow

Clarity

Internally flawless, rated IF

Inclusions from the earth appear as spots or flaws

Cut

Ideal Cut for maximum fire

Range of quality depending on the source

Cost

Up to 80% less than mined diamonds

Price increases exponentially for larger carats and high quality

Environmental Cost

Better for the environment because they are not mined

Strip mining and chemical runoff destroys habitats

Human Cost

None

Working conditions can be horrific, akin to slave labor

Guarantees

Lifetime Stone Guarantee ensures your stone should not chip, crack or discolor

Not guaranteed

The Nexus Diamond™ Alternative

Origin

Created in a lab

Chemical Composition

Patented formula, not a crystallized carbon structure

Quality

Heirloom quality

Mohs Hardness Scale

9.1 – 9.2

Color

D color, completely clear

Clarity

Internally flawless, rated IF

Cut

Ideal Cut for maximum fire

Cost

Up to 80% less than mined diamonds

Environmental Cost

Better for the environment because they are not mined

Human Cost

None

Guarantees

Lifetime Stone Guarantee ensures your stone should not chip, crack or discolor

Mined Diamonds

Origin

Pulled from the earth

Chemical Composition

Crystallized carbon structure

Quality

Heirloom quality

Mohs Hardness Scale

10

Color

Graded on a scale from clear (D) to yellow

Clarity

Inclusions from the earth appear as spots or flaws

Cut

Range of quality depending on the source

Cost

Price increases exponentially for larger carats and high quality

Environmental Cost

Strip mining and chemical runoff destroys habitats

Human Cost

Working conditions can be horrific, akin to slave labor

Guarantees

Not guaranteed

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