Main Stone Creation

The main stone creation of a diamond pendant is the actual stone placed in or afixed to the metal setting.  This can be single, solitaire stone or a design made up of smaller, or clustered, diamonds.

Natural Diamond Pendants

Natural diamonds are the most expensive diamond pendants, as they have material resale value.

Lab Created Diamond Pendants

Lab created diamonds can look just as spectacular to the naked eye as natural diamonds, but they are grown in a lab.  The cost is less than natural diamond pendants but there is little resale value.

Simulated Diamond Pendants

 

Simulated diamonds look like diamonds but are not actual diamonds.  These are imitation diamonds with different chemical compositions than natural diamonds.  These are the cheapest stones.

 

Heat Treated or Enhanced Diamond Pendants

These diamonds go through a heating or enhancing process to improve their appearance.  They are typically less than half the price of a natural diamond pendant.

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