The LMJ Diamond Buying Guide Vol. 3 | Diamond Alternatives

Hi all! In this last installment of the LMJ Diamond Buying Guide we're talking...well diamond alternatives.  I know a lot of people are skeptical of diamonds, don't buy into the hype, or just prefer something else! That's where alternatives come into play. 

 From the Charles + Colvard website

From the Charles + Colvard website

The first I'd like to talk about is Moissanite. Made of silicon carbide, its one of the rarest compounds on Earth! In the late 90's the Charles + Colvard company patented the process to recreate this compound in a lab.  Moissanite has the ability to slow down and reflect light, exponentially more than diamonds.  Being lab created, it is also one of the more eco-friendly and socially responsible options out there. Moissanite stones are also a fraction of the cost of diamonds, making them an economical choice. 

 

 A sapphire engagement ring LMJ created for a custom client. 

A sapphire engagement ring LMJ created for a custom client. 

In addition to diamond 'look-a-likes' there's also the whole wide world of precious gemstones you can tap for your one of a kind piece. Sapphires and rubies make for excellent choices and have historical significance. Sapphires are believed to symbolize love and commitment and some thought they even changed or lost their color when worn by an unfaithful partner. In addition to adding color certain gemstones can impart different meanings and properties.

At the end of the day, no matter the piece you are looking to have made, its up to you to decide what properties and aesthetics are most important.  You have some really amazing options! The best part? LMJ can source and work with just about anyhting you can dream up. So get in touch today if you are looking for a custom piece.