Will Russian Brilliants simulated diamonds cut glass?
Good afternoon. My name is Matt Meis. I am the owner and operator of Russian Brilliants.net. We specialize in custom design wedding, anniversary and special occasion fine jewelry, made from solid gold and platinum, and all of the center stones are the world’s finest simulated diamonds, Russian Brilliants® simulated diamonds. I want to talk today about an issue which always bugs me. When I am looking online I find lots of people that sell imitation or simulated diamonds. Many of them will say “Our stones cut glass” as if that was some measure of how fine a simulated gemstone they are. This bugs me because almost all gemstones will cut glass. Gemstones are measured on a hardness scale called the Mohs hardness scale. A diamond is the hardest mineral substance known to man and it is given a top rating of 10 on the Mohs hardness scale. All other gemstones have lower ratings. Sapphire and ruby are 9 on the Mohs hardness scale and almost all other gemstones that are popular in fine jewelry have a Mohs hardness of less than 8.
The problem with saying that your simulated diamond cuts glass and is therefore more like natural diamond than somebody else’s is that glass is only a 6 ½ on the Mohs hardness scale and practically every popular colored gemstone that you have ever seen or heard of, whether it is amethyst or blue topaz or tanzanite or whatever, is harder than a 6 ½ on the Mohs hardness scale. What does that mean? That means they will all cut glass. And practically every simulated diamond that is on the market whether it is Russian Brilliants or any one of our many competitors are all harder than a 6 ½ on the Mohs hardness scale. Russian Brilliants is 8 ½ on the Mohs hardness scale so it absolutely will cut glass.
So, my point here today is that when you read on a simulated diamond website that their gemstone will cut glass, this is not any indication of any kind of the quality of that simulated stone. It has nothing to do with the beauty of it, how well it is facetted or anything like that. It is an old wives’ tale, it is an old sales technique and please don’t be fooled by it, don’t be confused by it. Dig deeper, ask more questions. There are other things that are much more important when it comes to selecting and purchasing a simulated diamond and we hope you will consider Russian Brilliants.
Thank you very much.