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Diamonique
Diamonique is a registered trade mark, belonging to QVC Inc., and the brand name they choose to use for cubic zirconia, a popular diamond simulant.
We believe that "Diamonique" was originally made from YAG (Yttrium Aluminium Garnet), and later from GGG (Gadolinium Gallium Garnet)

Diamond Simulants
There have been many natural and synthetic stones used to simulate diamond, these include glass, quartz, rock crystal (colourless quartz), natural rutile, synthetic rutile, natural sapphire, synthetic sapphire, natural spinel, synthetic spinel, strontium titanate, yttrium aluminium garnet (Y.A.G.), cubic zirconia, and synthetic moissanite.

Other Brand Names
Diagem, Diakon, Dialite, Diamanite, Diamite, Diamogem, Diamonair, Diamonaura, Diamon-brite, Diamone, Diamonesque, Diamonette, Diamonflame, Diamonite, Diamonte, Diamontina, Diamondite, Diamothyst, Diarita, Di'Yag, Djevalite, are all brand names which have or may have been used, and possibly registered trade marks for diamond simulants, or for simulated diamond jewellery.
We do not currently know which if any if the above are still in use or still registered. If the owners of the names would care to contact us with further information, we will be happy to include it on this page or elsewhere on our site.
We believe that many of these names may have been applied at the time to a variety of different diamond simulants.

References
"An Illustrated Dictionary of Jewelry", by Harold Newman omits any reference to Diamonique, although it does list :-
"Diagem" as "A trade name for strontium titanate", and
"Diamonair" as "A trade name for a colourless synthetic garnet (yttrium aluminium garnet) or YAG, that simulates a diamond".

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