Everyone's heard that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Sometimes a diamond isn't the right option; you might prefer a stone with some color. Or, you might not be able to afford a diamond immediately but still want something special and sparkly. So, what to do when you want something that looks like a diamond, but without the cost? Here's some information about some of the more popular diamond alternatives out there!
As a further point of comparison, diamond is rated at 10 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, making it the hardest known mineral, and has a Refractive Index of 2.417 and dispersion of 0.044. If you're really interested in a diamond, there are plenty of excellent options available in a variety of qualities!