Diamonds, meanwhile, are the strongest natural material known to mankind; hence the term “Diamonds are Forever”.
White sapphires are not cut the same as diamonds.
Since white sapphires are significantly cheaper than diamonds, they are not cut like diamonds. When they are cut, they are not subjected to the same level of detail and workmanship as diamonds. It's yet another noticeable difference between the two stones, and it significantly impacts the overall look of the stone
The price difference between white sapphires
As you know, lab grown diamonds are identical to mined diamonds in every way except for their price tag. There is a considerable difference between the price of white sapphires and natural diamonds. Fortunately, lab created diamonds are readily available on the market, so you don't need to compromise.
Tip: The glass on all expensive watches is made of white sapphire due to its clarity and resistance to scratches. Brands like Rolex, TAG, Omega, and AP are famous for using white sapphire for the glass.
In recent years, more and more phone companies such as Apple are using white sapphire for the camera glass, and very rarely on the front screen, because they do not scratch easily.
Use in the jewellery industry:
Over the years, we have found white sapphires are frequently used in Indian gold jewellery. The reason for this is that most white sapphires are cut in India and have a cost that is economical. However we anticipate in the near future that their will be a wider use of lab grown diamonds instead, as they gain more in popularity all over the world.