Synthetic & Lab Grown Diamonds

Man made diamonds are laboratory grown diamonds. Like natural diamonds from the earth, they are made of carbon. And they are brilliant.

No longer are mined diamonds the only choice for diamond engagement rings and fine diamond jewelry. Environmental and ethical concerns, coupled with technology advances, have made alternatives not just acceptable, but preferred. Now, you can choose between lab diamonds and diamond simulants for heirloom quality jewelry.

Diamond Nexus is one of three sister brands that make up Forever Companies: Forever Artisans, 12FIFTEEN Diamonds and Diamond Nexus. We are shaking up the diamond industry.

As a Forever Company, our goal has always been to create superior man made options for fine jewelry and diamond engagement rings that are mindful, environmentally friendly because our lab made stones are not mined, and accessible to all.

That’s why we created the Nexus Diamond™ alternative—a stunning lab created diamond simulant that is visually as close to a natural diamond as possible. After years of research, we finally developed a man made simulant stone that most closely imitates the look and wear of a diamond at a fraction of the cost, without the environmental or ethical concerns inherent in diamond mining.

When shopping our fine jewelry collection, you don’t have to worry about where the stones are from or how they have been manufactured. We’ve created stunning diamond simulants with all the brilliance and shine of a naturally mined diamond and then built a complete jewelry line around these remarkable beauties.

We offer the two best alternatives to mined diamonds: Lab grown diamonds and Nexus Diamond™ alternatives.

12FIFTEEN Diamonds

Lab Grown Diamonds

Laboratory grown diamonds, aka synthetic diamonds, are chemically identical to mined diamonds, except that they do not come from the earth. Synthetic diamonds grown in a lab are produced using advanced technology that recreates the natural process of crystallizing carbon. Since they are made of the same material, they exhibit the same chemical and optical properties as mined diamonds – including flaws and grading – because they are in every way, diamonds.

Man made, also known as “synthetic,” diamonds are better for you because they offer excellent quality at a lower cost, better for the earth and better for workers because they are not mined. You can build your dream synthetic, man made diamond engagement ring or purchase a loose lab diamond from our sister company

Diamond Nexus

Lab Created Diamond Simulants

The Nexus Diamond™ alternative is a lab created diamond simulant that, among all simulants, most closely imitates a diamond, with two exceptions—it is absolutely perfect in every way and costs significantly less.

Every Nexus Diamond alternative is D color (colorless), Internally Flawless and Ideal Cut for maximum brilliance and fire. Learn more about how cut can affect a stone’s brilliance. It is rated a 9.1 on the Mohs scale, meaning it is extremely durable and cuts glass as a natural diamond would. The Nexus Diamond alternative also comes with a Lifetime Stone Guarantee, which ensures your lab created diamond simulant stone should not chip, crack or discolor.

If something does happen to it, we’ll replace it for free, forever. The price of a Nexus Diamond alternative is up to 90% less than a mined diamond, allowing you to choose an excellent quality stone at a fraction of the cost.

Diamonds and Simulants Compared

Lab Grown Diamonds vs. Mined Diamonds

Lab diamonds have the same physical, chemical and optical properties as mined diamonds. The only difference between the two is origin. Lab grown, synthetic diamonds are made in a lab using advanced cutting-edge technology that recreates the natural growing process of crystallizing carbon.

Due to this process, they exhibit the same fire, brilliance and scintillation as mined diamonds depending on their 4Cs grading. Plus, the price is around 20-50% less than natural diamonds. To learn more about the differences between lab diamonds and naturally mined diamonds, read our blog.

Lab Grown Diamonds vs Diamond Simulants

The difference between lab diamonds and diamond simulants is chemical composition. There are many different simulants in the market today, all of which vary in physical and optical characteristics, but only one outperforms the rest: The Nexus Diamond™ alternative.

This lab created diamond simulant most closely imitates the properties of a perfect diamond in look and wear, but costs significantly less. It is made of a proprietary formula and includes an applied patented coating to eliminate porosity and maximize hardness. Learn more about diamond simulants versus lab diamonds on our blog.

The Choice Is Yours

Man made diamonds and Nexus Diamond alternatives are an excellent choice for high-quality fine jewelry and engagement rings, no matter the setting or carat weight.

Both make you a part of the Forever Companies family and will last a lifetime and beyond while saving you a considerable amount of money. It’s your choice. Choose what you love, and own it.

Can you see the difference?

“Seeing is believing and when I received my (ring from) Diamond Nexus, I was astounded in the quality, size and design.”

“I am thrilled with my DNL pieces, and will never buy the advertising hype, or the price tag of mined diamonds again!”

“It allows me to afford the look I want in a diamond. Moreover, why pay more when I can get something identical for less?”

“The earrings were as described and delivery was on time and well packaged. I was very satisfied and would purchase from them again.””

“My experience was awesome! Everything ran perfect. I will be shopping here again.”

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