This article will provide a short insight into the differences between diamond and Swarovski crystals based on color, cut, clarity and price.



Swarovski crystals are available in a staggering 84 distinct colors. For jewels, Swarvoski crystals come in every color imaginable.

Diamonds, on the other hand, are usually colorless and valued based on their colorlessness. Colorless diamonds come in a variety of shades, from slightly tinted to absolutely colorless. Colored diamonds exist as well, accounting for less than 1% of all mined diamonds globally and fetching millions of dollars depending on carat weight.


Swarovski’s X-Cut technology provides advanced optical measurement and high-precision manufacturing delivering premium cuts characterized by the interplay of multilayered surfaces and angles. This raises the crystals’ brightness, fire and scintillation to an unmatched level.

Diamonds, on the other hand, are not necessarily as bright as Swarovski crystals due to the fact that not all diamond makers are equal. Before they glimmer like magic, diamonds are cut, drilled, and polished.

A diamond’s cut falls into five different categories: poor, fair, good, very good, excellent and ideal topping the chart. Ideal diamonds are often cut into round diamonds. Very good diamonds are able to reflect most of the light that enters them. Poor and fair diamonds only reflect a small amount of light.


Swarovski crystals are known for their exceptional clarity. Since the materials are softer compared to diamonds, it’s easy for machines to create very clear Swarovski crystals. Diamonds, on the other hand, have a unique way of allowing and reflecting light, thus the clarity of diamonds measured on a different scale than that of other gemstones.


Swarovski crystals are less expensive, costing up to $125 per piece. The cost of diamonds might range from $1000 to well over a million dollars per jewelry piece.



Diamonds and Swarovski crystals may be the same in that they are durable, sparkly, breathtaking gems, but each has their own set of values. Diamonds have a higher value due to its rarity and uniqueness, while Swarovski crystals are more affordable and accessible.