Use this guide for everything you need to know about diamond simulants and why they are not the same, or as good, as lab-grown diamonds.
What Is the GIA: What You Need to Know About GIA Diamond Certification
Alicia Briggs | October 16, 2023
Learn everything you need to know about the GIA, GIA diamond grading, and how to buy a certified lab-grown diamond.
Are Diamonds Rare? Debunking Diamond Myths
Alicia Briggs | October 10, 2023
Many people believe that diamonds are one of the rarest gemstones available. However, that belief is largely a myth. You may be surprised to learn that diamonds are not that rare.
How to Tell If a Diamond Is Real: Spotting Fake Diamonds
Angelica Frey | September 18, 2023
Learn to tell real diamonds and diamond simulants apart to make an informed purchase.
Herkimer Diamonds: An All American Diamond Alternative
Angelica Frey | September 14, 2023
Herkimer diamonds are not real diamonds. They owe their name to their place of origin, Herkimer County in New York, and are called “diamonds” because they’re clear and display a natural faceting pattern.
Cubic Zirconia vs Diamonds: What's the Difference & How to Tell
Alicia Briggs | September 10, 2023
Discover everything you need to know about cubic zirconia vs lab-grown diamonds, how to tell the difference, and why VRAI created diamonds stand apart.
Moissanite vs Lab-Grown Diamonds
Alicia Briggs | September 8, 2023
Read on to learn what moissanite is, the pros and cons, and why VRAI lab-grown diamonds stand apart.
How Diamonds Are Made: Lab-Grown and Mined
Alicia Briggs | August 27, 2023
Discover everything you need to know about how diamonds are made and the differences between mined and lab-grown diamonds.
What Are CVD Diamonds: What You Need to Know Before Buying
Alicia Briggs & Kimberly Zerkel | August 22, 2023
CVD refers to a method for creating lab-grown diamonds. But this technical term and the diamond-making process it describes is often unfamiliar to shoppers ready to buy a diamond.
Diamond Inclusions Guide: What Are Diamond Inclusions?
Angelica Frey & Alicia Briggs | August 7, 2023
In this guide, you’ll learn what inclusions are, whether they affect all types of diamonds, and how to buy a diamond based on their inclusions and clarity characteristics.
Are Lab-Grown Diamonds Real Diamonds?
Alicia Briggs & Kimberly Zerkel | May 10, 2023
Discover how lab-grown diamonds have ushered in a new era of sustainability in an industry historically dominated by mined diamonds.
Raw Diamonds: What Are They
Angelica Frey | April 20, 2023
Rough or raw diamonds are carbon crystals. They form from carbon when the temperature reaches at least 2100 F and when pressure becomes 45,000 higher than at sea level.