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What is a Sitara Gem (diamond alternative)?

Asked by lawdaddy (24points) August 22nd, 2010

I am currently shopping for a diamond engagement ring and came across Sitara Gems (www.sitaragem.com) which are man-made “diamond alternatives?” Is it a diamond?

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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

Yes and no. Chemically, they are diamonds, but because they were created in a lab by humans instead of in a hill by natural pressure, they’re less rare, and thus considered less less valuable and impressive (although it also means that the gem doesn’t have the imperfections of a “real” diamond nor any of the bloodshed in mining it).

mrrich724's avatar

why didn’t i know about this when i was ring shopping?!

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@mrrich724 When were you ring shopping?

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