Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy describes how (the “Site” or “we”) collects, uses, and discloses your Personal Information when you visit or make a purchase from the Site.


After reviewing this policy, if you have additional questions, want more information about our privacy practices, or would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at or by mail using the details provided below:

Luminate Z - 22543 Ventura Blvd Ste 220 PMB 836 Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Collecting Personal Information

When you visit the Site, we collect certain information about your device, your interaction with the Site, and information necessary to process your purchases. We may also collect additional information if you contact us for customer support. In this Privacy Policy, we refer to any information about an identifiable individual (including the information below) as “Personal Information”. See the list below for more information about what Personal Information we collect and why.

  • Device information
    • Purpose of collection: To load the Site accurately for you, and to perform analytics on Site usage to optimize our Site.
    • Source of collection: Collected automatically when you access our Site using cookies, log files, web beacons, tags, or pixels.
    • Disclosure for a business purpose: Shared with our processor Shopify.
    • Personal Information collected: version of web browser, IP address, time zone, cookie information, what Sites or products you view, search terms, and how you interact with the Site.
  • Order information
    • Purpose of collection: to provide products or services to you to fulfill our contract, to process your payment information, arrange for shipping, and provide you with invoices and/or order confirmations, communicate with you, screen our orders for potential risk or fraud, and when in line with the preferences you have shared with us, provide you with information or advertising relating to our products or services.
    • Source of collection: collected from you.
    • Disclosure for a business purpose: shared with our processor Shopify .
    • Personal Information collected: name, billing address, shipping address, payment information (including credit card numbers),email address, month and date of birth.


The Site is not intended for individuals under the age of 3 year old. We do not intentionally collect Personal Information from children. If you are the parent or guardian and believe your child has provided us with Personal Information, please contact us at the address above to request deletion.

Sharing Personal Information

We share your Personal Information with service providers to help us provide our services and fulfill our contracts with you, as described above. For example:

  • We use Shopify to power our online store. You can read more about how Shopify uses your Personal Information here:
  • We may share your Personal Information to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other lawful request for information we receive, or to otherwise protect our rights.

Behavioral Advertising

As described above, we use your Personal Information to provide you with targeted advertisements or marketing communications we believe may be of interest to you. For example:

  • We use Google Analytics to help us understand how our customers use the Site. You can read more about how Google uses your Personal Information here: You can also opt-out of Google Analytics here:
  • We share information about your use of the Site, your purchases, and your interaction with our ads on other websites with our advertising partners. We collect and share some of this information directly with our advertising partners, and in some cases through the use of cookies or other similar technologies (which you may consent to, depending on your location).
  • We use Shopify Audiences to help us show ads on other websites with our advertising partners to buyers who made purchases with other Shopify merchants and who may also be interested in what we have to offer. We also share information about your use of the Site, your purchases, and the email address associated with your purchases with Shopify Audiences, through which other Shopify merchants may make offers you may be interested in.

For more information about how targeted advertising works, you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s (“NAI”) educational page at

You can opt out of targeted advertising by:

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  • Additionally, you can opt out of some of these services by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s opt-out portal at:

    Using Personal Information

    We use your personal Information to provide our services to you, which includes: offering products for sale, processing payments, shipping and fulfillment of your order, and keeping you up to date on new products, services, and offers.

    Lawful basis

    Pursuant to the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), if you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”), we process your personal information under the following lawful bases:

    • Your consent;
    • The performance of the contract between you and the Site;
    • Compliance with our legal obligations;
    • To protect your vital interests;
    • To perform a task carried out in the public interest;
    • For our legitimate interests, which do not override your fundamental rights and freedoms.


    When you place an order through the Site, we will retain your Personal Information for our records unless and until you ask us to erase this information. For more information on your right of erasure, please see the ‘Your rights’ section below.

    Automatic decision-making

    If you are a resident of the EEA, you have the right to object to processing based solely on automated decision-making (which includes profiling), when that decision-making has a legal effect on you or otherwise significantly affects you.

    We DO NOT engage in fully automated decision-making that has a legal or otherwise significant effect using customer data.

    Our processor Shopify uses limited automated decision-making to prevent fraud that does not have a legal or otherwise significant effect on you.

    Services that include elements of automated decision-making include:

    • Temporary blacklist of IP addresses associated with repeated failed transactions. This blacklist persists for a small number of hours.
    • Temporary blacklist of credit cards associated with blacklisted IP addresses. This blacklist persists for a small number of days.



      If you are a resident of the EEA, you have the right to access the Personal Information we hold about you, to port it to a new service, and to ask that your Personal Information be corrected, updated, or erased. If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us through the contact information above. 

      Your Personal Information will be initially processed in Ireland and then will be transferred outside of Europe for storage and further processing, including to Canada and the United States. For more information on how data transfers comply with the GDPR, see Shopify’s GDPR Whitepaper:


      If you are a resident of California, you have the right to access the Personal Information we hold about you (also known as the ‘Right to Know’), to port it to a new service, and to ask that your Personal Information be corrected, updated, or erased. If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us through the contact information above. 

      If you would like to designate an authorized agent to submit these requests on your behalf, please contact us at the address above.


      A cookie is a small amount of information that’s downloaded to your computer or device when you visit our Site. We use a number of different cookies, including functional, performance, advertising, and social media or content cookies. Cookies make your browsing experience better by allowing the website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login and region selection). This means you don’t have to re-enter this information each time you return to the site or browse from one page to another. Cookies also provide information on how people use the website, for instance whether it’s their first time visiting or if they are a frequent visitor.

      We use the following cookies to optimize your experience on our Site and to provide our services.

      [Be sure to check this list against Shopify’s current list of cookies on the merchant storefront: ]

      Cookies Necessary for the Functioning of the Store

      Name Function Duration
      _ab Used in connection with access to admin. 2y
      _secure_session_id Used in connection with navigation through a storefront. 24h
      _shopify_country Used in connection with checkout. session
      _shopify_m Used for managing customer privacy settings. 1y
      _shopify_tm Used for managing customer privacy settings. 30min
      _shopify_tw Used for managing customer privacy settings. 2w
      _storefront_u Used to facilitate updating customer account information. 1min
      _tracking_consent Tracking preferences. 1y
      c Used in connection with checkout. 1y
      cart Used in connection with shopping cart. 2w
      cart_currency Used in connection with shopping cart. 2w
      cart_sig Used in connection with checkout. 2w
      cart_ts Used in connection with checkout. 2w
      cart_ver Used in connection with shopping cart. 2w
      checkout Used in connection with checkout. 4w
      checkout_token Used in connection with checkout. 1y
      dynamic_checkout_shown_on_cart Used in connection with checkout. 30min
      hide_shopify_pay_for_checkout Used in connection with checkout. session
      keep_alive Used in connection with buyer localization. 2w
      master_device_id Used in connection with merchant login. 2y
      previous_step Used in connection with checkout. 1y
      remember_me Used in connection with checkout. 1y
      secure_customer_sig Used in connection with customer login. 20y
      shopify_pay Used in connection with checkout. 1y
      shopify_pay_redirect Used in connection with checkout. 30 minutes, 3w or 1y depending on value
      storefront_digest Used in connection with customer login. 2y
      tracked_start_checkout Used in connection with checkout. 1y
      checkout_one_experiment Used in connection with checkout. session

      Reporting and Analytics

      Name Function Duration
      _landing_page Track landing pages. 2w
      _orig_referrer Track landing pages. 2w
      _s Shopify analytics. 30min
      _shopify_d Shopify analytics. session
      _shopify_s Shopify analytics. 30min
      _shopify_sa_p Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals. 30min
      _shopify_sa_t Shopify analytics relating to marketing & referrals. 30min
      _shopify_y Shopify analytics. 1y
      _y Shopify analytics. 1y
      _shopify_evids Shopify analytics. session
      _shopify_ga Shopify and Google Analytics. session


      The length of time that a cookie remains on your computer or mobile device depends on whether it is a “persistent” or “session” cookie. Session cookies last until you stop browsing and persistent cookies last until they expire or are deleted. Most of the cookies we use are persistent and will expire between 30 minutes and two years from the date they are downloaded to your device.

      You can control and manage cookies in various ways. Please keep in mind that removing or blocking cookies can negatively impact your user experience and parts of our website may no longer be fully accessible.

      Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can choose whether or not to accept cookies through your browser controls, often found in your browser’s “Tools” or “Preferences” menu. For more information on how to modify your browser settings or how to block, manage or filter cookies can be found in your browser’s help file or through such sites as:

      Additionally, please note that blocking cookies may not completely prevent how we share information with third parties such as our advertising partners. To exercise your rights or opt-out of certain uses of your information by these parties, please follow the instructions in the “Behavioral Advertising” section above.

      Do Not Track

      Please note that because there is no consistent industry understanding of how to respond to “Do Not Track” signals, we do not alter our data collection and usage practices when we detect such a signal from your browser.


      We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to reflect, for example, changes to our practices or for other operational, legal, or regulatory reasons.


      As noted above, if you would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail using the details provided under “Contact” above.

      Last updated: 11/07/2022

      All About Moissanite: A Sparkling History

      Have you ever wondered what is moissanite? Are moissanite diamonds fake? How is moissanite different from a diamond, and what makes it so special?
      This brief blog post will cover the history of moissanite, moissanite’s unique optical and chemical properties, and why you should choose moissanite instead of a diamond. Learning about moissanite makes buying your moissanite earrings, moissanite wedding bands, and moissanite tennis bracelet more special.

      Moissanite Discovery

      In 1893, Nobel prize winner Dr. Henri Moissan discovered natural moissanite in a crater located in Arizona; the stone was named after him as an honor and recognition, moissanite.
      Natural moissanite is very rare and only found in small quantities in specific geological formations such as kimberlites, lamproites, and meteorites. Due to its rarity, natural moissanite is incredibly expensive.

      What is Moissanite?

      Because natural moissanite is so rare, scientists discovered a way to reproduce moissanite in a lab mimicking the natural version. Charles & Colvard, a gemstone and jewelry manufacturer, pioneered the production of synthetic moissanite in the 1990s, establishing themselves as the original creators of this distinctive stone.

      How Moissanite is Made?

      Synthetic moissanite is created with intense pressure and heat in a controlled laboratory setting. The lely process is a method used for growing large silicon carbide crystals by heating high-purity silicon and carbon in an inert atmosphere under supervision. Producing moissanite is time-consuming, typically taking around 2-3 months just for a single gem. The moissanite crystals are then cut and faceted into many popular shapes commonly found with diamonds and gemstones, ready for setting.

      Moissanite Composition, Optical Characteristics & Durability

      Chemical Composition: The chemical composition refers to how natural moissanite is made. Moissanite is composed of silicon carbide (SiC), where a carbon atom is surrounded by four silicon atoms arranged in a tetrahedral form.
      Optical Characteristics: Moissanite is known as the world’s most brilliant gemstone–even more brilliant than a diamond. This fire is measured on the refractive index scale, a way of evaluating how much light passes through the mineral. Moissanite has a refractive index of 2.648-2.691, and a dispersion of 0.104 with an adamantine luster and noticeable double refractivity. Double refraction is when a beam of light enters a material and undergoes a phenomenon where it is slowed down, bent, and splits into two separate rays. This doubling can be viewed under 10X magnification.
      Durability: Moissanite measures 9.25 on the Mohs scale of hardness, a convenient way of identifying minerals and their scratch resistance tendencies. The scale rates objects from 1-10, with diamond as a 10 and talc a 1. This high rating means moissanite is durable and hard, perfect for wearing as an engagement ring, a bracelet, moissanite wedding bands, moissanite necklace, and so much more.

      Endless Possibilities

      Moissanite is widely accessible for those who seek a sustainable, eco-friendly, and socially conscious alternative than natural earth-mined diamonds and gemstones—but with all the unique optical and chemical properties of natural moissanite, making it a stand-out, high-quality, valuable stone that is worthy of investment and has some resale value.

      Shop with Us

      Whether you seek to buy moissanite bracelet gold, or other designs, allow to be your trusted source for bespoke moissanite jewelry set into precious metals for all your  Luminate Z special occasions. Choose from brilliant round cut, princess cut, emerald cut, Asscher, cushion, and more with the endless versatility of lab-created moissanite. 
      Is moissanite worth buying? Our FAQ page will answer any questions you may have.

      Moissanite: Easy Cleaning & Care Guide

      Regularly cleaning and maintaining any fine jewelry extends the life of the design. This blog post will cover common topics, such as: Can I wear moissanite in the shower? What not to do with moissanite jewelry and regular jewelry inspection.

      How Long Do Moissanite Rings Last?

      The Mohs hardness scale is a convenient way of identifying minerals and their scratch resistant tendencies from 1-10.

      Moissanite vs. diamond–which is more scratch resistant? Is moissanite a good diamond alternative? Diamond rates 10/10, famous for its hardness. Moissanite is a 9.25, making it remarkably durable and suitable for everyday wear--moissanite is easy to maintain because of its resilience and hardness.

      What Can Damage a Moissanite?

      Taking care not to knock, drop, do heavy lifting, laborious work or workouts, household cleaning with harsh cleaning products, and other strenuous activities will keep your jewelry from potential damage.

      Nothing is indestructible–interactions with other objects may chip, break, or scratch your moissanite jewelry.

      Caring for Moissanite Jewelry at Home

      Luminatez offers a complimentary patented cleaning solution upon purchase. This solution is mild and will not corrode metal or make moissanite cloudy.

      We also recommend the at-home warm soapy water method for regular cleaning. This includes very mild dish soap and warm tap water. Marie Claire recommends Dawn soap, an affordable, easy-to-find, and safe choice for a cleaning agent.
        • Mix a few drops of soap in a bowl that is not made of plastic.
        • Leave the moissanite jewelry soaking in the mixture for a few minutes, loosening the debris.
        • Gently scrub the piece with a new ultra-soft toothbrush paying attention to the settings (prongs). underneath the stones and around crevices. Using a brush loosens the debris and bacteria.
        • Run cool, clean tap water on your piece, whether it is a moissanite ring, moissanite diamond chain, moissanite drop earrings, and engagement ring.
        • Pat or air dry.
        • Storing your moissanite jewelry safely with our customized plush jewelry boxes protecting it from accidents, loss, and damage when they aren't worn.

      Moissanite Jewelry Maintenance & Repair

      We offer a full menu of moissanite jewelry repair (prongs, clasps, polishing, buffing, cleaning, and
      If you are looking for a moissanite ring repair
      near me we extend our services nationwide online fulfilling requests
      with a few simple steps. This process includes repair forms and a transparent, easy in-take on our end. Different prices are listed on our menu for your viewing convenience.

      Key Takeaways

      Can I wear my moissanite ring every day? Moissanite is hard and durable, ideal for everyday.
      If you have recently purchased your first piece of moissanite jewelry, whether it be moissanite rings, moissanite earrings, or a moissanite chain, taking care of fine jewelry is important.

      Brilliantly Beautiful

      Luminate Z is a moissanite and co specializing in luxurious moissanite jewelry. Some of our collections include moissanite and white gold rings, moissanite Cuban links, and moissanite custom designs. Shop us today and discover why we are different.