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At Ross-Simons, we are all about you. And we know that some people don't want to invest in genuine gemstones, or are perhaps looking for low-cost jewelry that is safe for traveling. That is why we offer a budget-friendly alternative to the real thing with our imitation gemstone jewelry. Because of their affordability, imitation gemstones open up a whole new world of fun and fascinating designs. Imitation gemstone jewelry creates bold looks for less, emulating the same luxurious appeal of genuine gemstones.
Simulated gemstones are known as "faux." Fabricated from affordable, alternative materials, such as plastic or acrylic, simulated gemstones are made to look like stones found in nature. Crystal and glass are also used to create stunning gemstone look-alike jewelry. Popular simulated gemstones include simulated emerald, simulated pearl, and simulated turquoise.
Synthetic gemstones are called "created." These gemstones are lab-created and have the same properties of their natural counterparts. For example, a synthetic alexandrite will have the same shifting colors as natural alexandrite, but will be a fraction of the cost! What makes synthetic gemstones so special is that, since their conditions are controlled in a lab, they are often more impressive in appearance than natural gemstones, containing more vibrancy and less inclusions. Some popular created gemstones are synthetic moissanite, synthetic sapphire, and synthetic alexandrite.
Cubic Zirconia, known as CZ, is the best selling diamond simulant on the market. Like synthetic gemstones, CZs are manmade in a lab, resulting in a colorless shine equivalent to a perfect "D" on a diamond's color grading scale. Some CZs are even colored to create different looks. CZ jewelry is so convincing, only the trained eye will be able to tell that it isn't a diamond!
Simulated and synthetic gemstones come in all shapes and cuts, including cabochon and brilliant-cut, and are usually set in sterling silver, vermeil, or fashion jewelry metals. Some created gemstones and CZs are even set in precious metals, such as 14kt-18kt gold or platinum, especially those found in our Estate jewelry collection.
Our imitation gemstone jewelry ranges in style from fashion jewelry, to everyday classics, to even bridal with our CZ and synthetic moissanite engagement and wedding rings. They make perfect travel accessories, providing you with luxurious looks and peace of mind. Browse our bracelets, earrings, necklaces, and rings – no matter your taste, affordability is at your fingertips with the Ross Simons imitation gemstone jewelry collection.