- 3/21/2019 -
There is no such thing as a fake diamond. There are just diamond simulants and diamonds.
Diamond simulants are cheap facsimiles of diamonds such as cubic zirconias, moissanite, white topaz, and yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG). Diamond simulants do not have the same chemical composition, physical properties, or optical behavior of a diamond. Every known diamond simulant is weaker and softer than a diamond.
Ada Diamonds refuses to sell diamond simulants, as diamond simulants are not diamonds.
Diamonds are a crystal of carbon and can either be naturally formed by high pressure and temperature underneath the surface of the Earth, or they can be created above the Earth in what can only be described as a paragon of human achievement.
The illustrious Gemological Institute of America (GIA) concurs :
"Synthetic diamonds are diamonds.
They’re not fakes. They have all the same
physical & chemical properties
of a mined diamond."
-Stephen Morisseau, Director, GIA
Merriam-Webster defines a diamond as:
A: native crystalline carbon that is the hardest known mineral, that is usually nearly colorless, that when transparent and free from flaws is highly valued as a precious stone.
B : crystallized carbon produced artificially
Ada Diamonds agrees with both Merriam-Webster and GIA that our laboratory-grown diamonds are not fakes. While our spectacular diamonds that we proudly sell are not natural diamonds, they are certainly not fake diamonds.
You may disagree with Ada Diamonds and concur with the Diamond Industrial Complex (DIC) that a diamond must come from beneath the Earth and be billions of years old, but from an objective scientific standpoint, that view is incorrect.