Jewelry designs created from man made diamonds, has enabled the ordinary person in the street to enjoy wearing a piece of this type of quality fashion jewelry.
There are many occasions, such as when on a special holiday or for a particular event in their lives, that a person will treat themselves to a piece of fashion jewelry created with these diamonds, when they would not normally be able to afford diamonds, per say.
Due to the research of Apollo Diamond in Massachusetts, it is now possible to find a man made diamond, not only in a single crystal, but also in a variety of shades of colors, from blues to black.
By nature, crystals are not completely pure. However, impurities are purposefully added to the composition so that the properties of the diamond can be controlled, thus determining the size of the carat. Apollo expanded the growth of their carats sizes over the last few years and due to the sales of man made diamonds at a substantially lower price than mined diamonds, this has had a major effect on the jewelry trade.
Because of the affordability, toughness, and close visual likeness to the mined diamond, man made diamonds have become the most geologically and economically important diamond composite.
These diamonds have their place in jewelry design when, for instance, celebrities, who have, or want, to appear at many gala and Oscar performances, want to wear diamonds but, generally cannot afford the real thing. Another time when these cheaper diamonds may be required, is when a copy of an original mined diamond is needed to be duplicated.
Fashion jewelry is normally designed using less valuable materials. These include glass, plastics and base metals as well as synthetic stones, instead of the more valuable materials such as gems and precious metals.
It has recently become fashionable for people, to wear a lot of cheap gold and diamond pieces of jewelry. A new word had been introduced into the English dictionary to cover this and that word is “bling”. Not a very complimentary description but definitely, understood by those who don’t want to follow this trend! One or two pieces probably would not be so noticeable but more than that and it can look very cheap.
Unlike ‘bling’, fashion jewelry designs of the past, had a certain style. We just have to look back in history at the fashion designers of, for instance, Coco Chanel, who greatly popularized the use of fake jewelry in her years as a fashion designer. She brought fashion jewelry to life with chunky gold chains, jeweled buttons and, also, her infamous fake string of pearls. Her designs, as those of many other famous designers of the past, are now pieces which are very collectible and demand a high monetary value. So much so, that there is a substantial secondary market for these types of jewelry designs and vintage classic pieces.