Diamond simulants are imitations that look like diamonds. They are not diamonds. They do not have the same physical or chemical properties of diamonds. As these manufactured ones can be made in quantity, diamond simulants are thus less expensive than diamonds! That said, they are not as hard as diamonds hence tends to show more signs of wear and scratches over time.
Because of its low cost, durability, and close visual likeness to diamond, synthetic cubic zirconia has remained the most gemologically and economically important competitor for diamonds since commercial production began in 1976.
For crystal lover, the energy of Cubic zirconia is said to resonate with the Third Eye chakra promoting clearer vision in your work and the Crown Chakra with higher knowledge. It also assists the Solar Plexus Chakra from projecting ego and releases the fear of judgement.
Swarovski are in fact Austrian crystals certified by Swarovski Group with a pricing premium. At Arogema we constantly seek out quality non Swarovski Austrian crystals. For more information about our crystals, see here.