Brilliants® The World’s Finest Lab Grown
Russian Brilliants® Really a Diamond?
Russian Brilliants® is a laboratory-grown
stone that is classified as a diamond simulant.
A simulated diamond simulates or imitates
the appearance of a natural diamond, but does
not duplicate the characteristic chemical
and physical properties of the natural gemstone.
While Russian Brilliants® simulated diamonds
do an excellent job of duplicating the appearance
of a natural diamond, they are not the same
thing as a natural diamond. This applies to
all simulated diamonds on the market today
including all of our online competitors.
Brilliants® have their origins in a synthetic
material first developed by the French in
1960 and later perfected by the Russian's
in 1973 for use as an optical material in
their space program. Over the last 40 years
there have been many advances in the chemical
and optical quality of this man made material.
We are the exclusive distributors of Russian
Brilliants® which we believe is the most
natural looking diamond simulant available
today. Every stone is hand cut and faceted
to ideal proportions to most accurately replicate
the look of a fine quality natural diamond.
A one carat Russian Brilliants® stone
with its brilliance and fire is visually equivalent
to the world's finest DE color VVS clarity
diamond valued at $17,000.
Russian Brilliants® as hard as a real
Many people don't realize that if you are
overly rough with a natural diamond you can
damage it. That being said, a natural diamond
set in a ring or other jewelry will not show
the signs of normal daily wear over time such
as minor abrasions or scratches. Anything
that's not a diamond, whether it's a sapphire,
ruby, emerald, blue topaz, amethyst, or any
semi-precious or simulated diamond material,
will be susceptible to some scratching, chipping
or minor abrasions over time as a result of
daily wear. It all depends on your lifestyle
and what you do with your hands throughout
is your guarantee?
Every Russian Brilliants® simulated diamond
comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty and
Insurance Policy that covers the following;
If at any time your Russian Brilliants®
simulated diamond should become abraded or
damaged in any way, Russian Brilliants®
will replace your stone with a new one of
the same size and shape. You pay only a $75
per carat deductible (minimum deductible $75).
If your stone is set in a Russian Brilliants®
setting the $75 per carat deductible also
includes the cost to remove the old stone
and set the new stone. Additional charges
may apply to bezel set stones, stones set
in platinum, prongs set with small diamonds
or if the setting needs repair. Shipping charges
will also apply.
also guarantee that your Russian Brilliants®
simulated diamond will not fade or discolor
for the life of the owner. This Warranty does
not include loss, theft or disappearance.
Brilliants® will resize your ring one
time at no charge up to 30 days from date
of purchase. A charge may apply to hand-engraved
bands and bands set with diamonds. Additional
re-sizings can be done for a nominal fee.
Return shipping charges will apply. Russian
Brilliants® offers sizing, repair, stone
setting, cleaning, polishing and rhodium plating
services for any of your fine jewelry.
Russian Brilliants® offers you a lifetime
ability to upgrade your Russian Brilliants®
simulated diamond to a larger Russian Brilliants®
simulated diamond. When you upgrade you pay
only our $75 per carat Warranty replacement
deductible for the size of your current stone
plus our online price of $280 per carat for
only the upgrade in size. You may also trade
in your Russian Brilliants® simulated
diamond towards the purchase of a natural
diamond of similar or larger size. Simply
call or email our office if you wish to upgrade.
warranty supersedes all previous Russian Brilliants®
warranties. If you have any questions regarding
our Warranty or any work performed by Russian
Brilliants® on your jewelry please call
us toll free at 888-919-4469 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of our friendly Customer Care Representatives
will be happy to assist you.
the color ever fade?
Russian Brilliants® are guaranteed never
to fade or discolor internally. Some other
simulants have internal microscopic pinpoint
inclusions that implode when exposed to sunlight,
leaving the stone looking cloudy and discolored.
Russian Brilliants® cut glass?
Don't be confused by this old sales pitch.
Almost all gemstones common in fine jewelry
will cut glass. Why? Diamond is a 10 on the
mohs hardness scale. Glass has a mohs hardness
of only 6.5. Since most gemstones used in
jewelry (i.e., sapphire, ruby, topaz, quartz,
citrine, amethyst) have a hardness above 6.5
they will all cut glass. And yes, almost all
simulated diamonds including Russian Brilliants®
will cut glass.
is the difference between Russian Brilliants®
and other diamond simulants?
Russian Brilliants® are hand cut, faceted
and polished like a natural diamond to ideal
proportions to most accurately replicate the
look of a fine quality natural diamond. Russian
Brilliants® were the first fine simulated
diamond offered online and are still the best
simulated diamond available. We are the most
trusted name in the industry. See the BBB
link on our home page for details.
much money does it cost for the average engagement
See our billboard. Every customer has their
own budget in mind. We believe it's our job
to create the best ring for you on YOUR budget.
You have many options where to buy your fine
jewelry. Our goal is to earn your trust and
then your business. Keeping your budget in
mind is an important part of that process.
Will other people believe your Russian
Brilliants® is a natural diamond?
We believe they will. We have heard many stories
from our customers about showing their rings
to another jeweler who was impressed with
the quality of their "diamond".
And we have many jewelers who recommend Russian
Brilliants® to their customers.
Russian Brilliants® be laser inscribed
with a personal message on the girdle of the
Yes they can. Your laser inscription can be
seen under 10X magnification. The cost for
laser inscription is only $80.
my ring be sized if I gain or lose weight?
Russian Brilliants® will resize
your ring one time at no charge up to 30 days
from date of purchase. A charge may apply
to hand-engraved bands and bands set with
diamonds. Additional re-sizings can be done
for a nominal fee. Return shipping charges
will apply. Russian Brilliants® offers
sizing, repair, stone setting, cleaning, polishing
and rhodium plating services for any of your
Russian Brilliants® offer other fine jewelry
We offer stone setting, sizing, repair, cleaning
and polishing services for any of your other
fine jewelry. All expertly done and at competitive
prices. If you prefer to have your local jeweler
size or repair your Russian Brilliants®
fine jewelry, just let them know it's a simulated
stone and not a natural diamond. Tell them
we recommend they handle it like they would
almost any semi-precious gemstone ring. They
should know what to do.
Russian Brilliants® come in different
shapes and sizes?
Yes. You can purchase sizes ranging from 0.10ct
to 15ct, from 3mm to 15mm in diameter. Custom
stone cutting is available if you have a specific
shape and size in mind.
I purchase Russian Brilliants® in different
Yes. The most popular are the D-E (white)
stones. Light fancy yellow, medium (canary)
yellow, and intense fancy yellows are also
currently available, in addition to our beautiful
pink stones which are stocked in limited quantities
and are readily available as a special order
from our cutters. Also available by special
order are sapphire blue, ruby red, aquamarine
blue, tanzanite blue, emerald green and padparadsha
do I clean my Russian Brilliants® fine
Our Russian Brilliants® simulated diamonds
are guaranteed never to fade or discolor.
What often happens is that over time the ring
simply gets dirty, causing it to appear cloudy.
The back of the stone is the most difficult
area to keep clean. Soap and hand lotion and
just general daily "stuff" accumulates
on the back surface of the stone which prevents
light from shining through. If you've ever
worn a sapphire, blue topaz, amethyst or just
about any semi precious gemstone jewelry you
probably noticed the same thing happens. Our
stones are no different from other semi precious
gemstones. They need to be kept clean in order
for them to look their best.
a small jar mix about 1/3 of a household cleaner
with 2/3 water. I recommend either Mr. Clean,
Fantastic, 409 or even Windex. If they contain
some ammonia its ok, but not bleach. The trick
to really cleaning the back of the stone and
all the hard to get at little nooks and crannies
is to soak the ring overnight. This gives
the cleaning solution a chance to dissolve
the built up "stuff" in all those
hard to reach places. After your ring has
soaked for several hours place a wash cloth
in the bathroom sink, close the sink drain
and turn on the cold water. Hold the ring
firmly (it will be slippery) over the wash
cloth and rinse it in the running water. You
can even use a wet toothbrush to poke at the
open areas of the ring to help remove any
loose remaining "stuff". Never use
toothpaste to clean your jewelry. And never
do this in the kitchen sink. You would not
want your ring to end up in the garbage disposal.
method will work on yellow or white gold or
platinum jewelry set with most natural or
simulated gemstones including diamonds, sapphires,
rubies, amethyst and blue topaz. Do not soak
pearls, opals, onyx, emeralds or other soft
gemstones which may be damaged by the cleaning
you would like to send your jewelry to us
we will be happy to inspect it. For a nominal
fee we offer professional cleaning, polishing
and rhodium plating. Return Fed Ex ground
shipping is only $12.
I trade in my Russian Brilliants® simulated
diamond for a larger stone?
We offer you a lifetime ability to upgrade
your Russian Brilliants® simulated diamond
to a larger Russian Brilliants® simulated
diamond or a natural diamond of similar or
larger size. The original purchase price of
your Russian Brilliants® simulated diamond
will be credited in full and will be applied
towards the new purchase. The condition of
your Russian Brilliants® simulated diamond
may affect the trade in price and our warranty
deductible may apply. See our online warranty
for details. Setting your new larger stone
in your jewelry will probably require a larger
head for which additional charges will apply.
Simply call our office if you wish to upgrade.
is your return / refund policy?
Russian Brilliants® has a seven (7) day
refund/return/exchange policy. The seven (7)
days begins on the date you receive the package
from Russian Brilliants®. Returned packages
must be postmarked within seven (7) days of
receipt. Shipping costs are non-refundable.
Sales with free shipping will be charged the
applicable rates. Time extensions are available
on request. Requests must be made prior to
the seventh day and be approved by Russian
Brilliants® owner, Matt Meis.
Russian Brilliants® loose stone or jewelry
item is examined by two Russian Brilliants®
employees prior to shipping to insure the
item is in good condition and free of any
material defects. When items are returned
to our office they are again examined by two
Russian Brilliants® employees to insure
they are in their original condition. We reserve
the right to refuse refund or exchange on
returned items that have been damaged in any
returned with damage of any kind, whether
shipped loose or set in jewelry, will result
in a charge of $75 per carat in accordance
with our Lifetime Warranty and Insurance Policy
posted on our website. Jewelry returned showing
signs of excessive wear or damage will result
in appropriate repair charges.
design and special order jewelry are non-refundable
and non-returnable. See Custom Design below,
or our Design Your Dream Ring page for more
you offer custom jewelry design services?
We take great pride in creating the finest
quality custom designed jewelry available
anywhere. If you have a specific design in
mind we can start with an idea, a drawing,
a photo, an advertisement or an image of an
existing piece of jewelry.
go through several steps to insure that you
will be happy with your custom design purchase.
Following several conversations with one of
our experienced design consultants we will
prepare detailed computer generated images
of your custom jewelry for your approval.
Two changes to the initial renderings are
included in the price of your purchase. More
than two sets of changes will result in additional
charges. A $300 non refundable CAD design
deposit is required to begin the CAD design
process. Upon approval of the design this
deposit is subtracted from the total cost
of your ring. It is not an additional fee.
you are satisfied with the design of your
custom jewelry we will email you our custom
design approval form. All custom design and
special order jewelry is non-refundable and
non-returnable which is why we take the time
to insure you are happy with the design. Completion
of your custom jewelry takes approximately
3 weeks after the design is approved. If you
need your ring sooner let us know. We will
work with you when possible to expedite your
look forward to speaking with you and to the
opportunity to serve your fine jewelry needs.
design ideas? Visit us at www.mattmeis.com
Russian Brilliants® fine jewelry available
All of our fine jewelry can be special ordered
in platinum. Platinum special orders are non-returnable
and non-refundable. We take extra time with
each customer to insure they will thoroughly
enjoy their platinum fine jewelry purchase.
you help me with earrings, tennis bracelets
or other fine jewelry purchases?
Yes. With our 30 plus years of experience
in all areas of the fine jewelry business,
we strive to be your jewelry supplier for
in San Diego. Can we visit your store?
We are an online company and do not have a
traditional retail store or showroom. Please
call our Customer Service Dept. (858-564-9480
/ 888-919-4469). We will be happy to assist
you with your fine jewelry needs.
forms of payment do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards
for both online purchases and phone orders.
For your convenience we also accept PayPal.
You may also pay by check if you prefer.
about sales tax?
If you are a California resident, 7.75% sales
tax will apply.
a jeweler, how can I offer Russian Brilliants®
to my customers?
Simply call our office and introduce yourself
to our owner Matt Meis. We'll ask you to provide
us with your resale and business licenses
to qualify for wholesale pricing.
you offer a payment plan?
Yes, we want to make purchasing as easy as
possible. For complete details see Easy Pay
long does delivery take?
stones usually ship within 2 working days.
and pendants usually ship in 1 to 2 weeks.
usually ship in 2 to 3 weeks.
bracelets and necklaces usually ship in 3
to 4 weeks.
Design items can take 3 to 5 weeks to complete.
Russian Brilliants® fine jewelry is hand
made especially for you by our team of fine
craftsmen so fulfillment times may vary. If
you have an important occasion coming up soon
we will do our very best to expedite your
order to insure you have your new Russian
Brilliants® fine jewelry in time for your
special event. Whenever possible we will expedite
completion times to accommodate your particular
needs. In some instances a $50.00 rush fee
may apply. Just give us a call to discuss
your individual needs.
much do you charge for shipping?
Our corporate shipper is Federal Express.
For your security we ship "Signature
Shipping Options, Alaska & Hawaii excluded:
FedEx Ground® $12 (Free on all purchases
excluding warranty stone replacements and
FedEx Express Saver® 3 business days $19
FedEx 2Day® $29
FedEx Standard Overnight® $39
Express® Saturday Delivery $50
Options to Alaska:
FedEx 2Day® $29.00
FedEx Priority Overnight® $39.00
Options to Hawaii:
FedEx 2Day® $29.00 (Arrives in 3 days)
FedEx Priority Overnight® $45.00 (Afternoon
FedEx International® $75
is your International shipping Policy?
Russian Brilliants® ships international
orders by Federal Express International Priority
with signature required. It is possible that
the delivery of your order could be delayed
due to customs processing in your country.
Russian Brilliants® has no control over
the length of time required for packages to
clear customs at the country of destination.
Your packages may be subject to customs fees
(taxes, duties, processing fees, brokerage
fees, etc.) by the country to which you have
your order shipped. These additional charges
are the responsibility of the customer. If
you refuse to pay the customs fees when your
order arrives, the shipment will be returned
to Russian Brilliants® and we will be
charged return fees and shipping costs by
the customer's country. Russian Brilliants®
does not issue refunds to customers for customs
fees, shipping charges or the cost of your
order if you refuse to pay the customs fees
and abandon your order. If you are not familiar
with the customs fees and requirements in
your country please check with your local
customs office for more information
in Natural Diamonds?
For more information about natural diamonds
visit Matt Meis Goldsmith.
you have any other questions we didn't answer?
Please feel free to call our office to speak
with one our friendly Customer Care representatives.
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are the only authorized distributor of Russian