Simulants FAQs


Are these real diamonds?

The stones used in Desert Diamonds jewellery are   superior quality diamond simulants. To the naked eye it is impossible to tell the difference.


What is a diamond simulant?

A diamond simulant is any diamond-like material, either natural or artificial, which is marketed as a look-alike for a natural diamond.


How are these different from other diamond simulants?

Desert Diamonds simulants are the highest grade diamond simulants available on the market today. Our stones are cut by diamond cutters using the same techniques used for cutting carbon diamonds and hand polished with diamond powder ensuring the exceptional brilliance, fire, luster and longevity of the stone.


How are the simulants made?

The stimulants used in Desert Diamonds–What Women Want jewellery are made from a chemical composition created to imitate the qualities of natural diamond and selected to meet our specifications. The stones are cut using the same faceting technique as a diamond. This highly skilled process results in the final precision of cut, luster, brilliance and longevity of the stone.


How long will they hold their sparkle?

With Desert Diamonds you will always be guaranteed of the brilliance, fire and sparkle. With proper care the sparkle should last forever.


How hard are the stones?

Our diamond simulants are rated 8.5 on the MOHS scale of hardness compared to a diamond which, with a rating of 10, is the hardest natural substance.


Will the stones discolor?

In common with diamonds, the simulants used in Desert Diamonds jewellery do not discolor, become brittle or crack with age. We offer a lifetime guarantee  on our stones.


How is stone size measured?

Carat  is a widely accepted measurement of gem weight. Diamond simulants such as those used in Desert Diamonds jewellery are heavier than natural carbon diamonds due to their chemical composition. Therefore a 1ct diamond simulant will look smaller than a 1ct carbon diamond.

To make a visual comparison between diamond simulants and carbon diamonds, it is easier to use dimensions in millimeters as a point of reference. As an example, a 1.75ct round brilliant diamond simulant has a diameter of 6.5mm and appears the same as a 1ct carbon diamond. Speak to your  Desert Diamonds Distributor  or visit our website   carat comparison chart  for more information.