Dotting the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula are quartz stones that glitter like diamonds. These stones, referred to as "Desert Diamonds" have become popular as they have a similar appearance to a real diamond. In fact, they look and perform so much like real diamonds that it is impossible to tell them apart with the naked eye.
Thirty years ago desert diamonds were cut straight from the quartz stone. Over time our jeweller wanted to perfect the look, and today the quartz is crushed into powder form then proceeds through a chemical and heat treatment, resulting in a flawless looking diamond equal to a D color and VS1 grade. The end result is a fire, luster and brilliance of a real diamond, but without the HIGH cost of a real diamond. An Affordable Luxury! Our desert diamonds rate 8.5 on the MOHS scale of hardness while a real (carbon) These high-grade quartz stones are found in deserts all over the world. They are 8.5 on the MOHS scale of hardness, while a real (carbon) diamond is 10. We guarantee that they will not discolor, crack or become brittle with age for the life of the stone.
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