Moissanite Vs Diamond

What is Moissanite?


If you haven't heard of Moissanite (aka gem quality silicon carbide), its appearance is often mistook for a diamond. However it is no diamond simulant. It surpasses a diamond in both fire and brilliance. Its superior hardness make it ideal for heirloom quality jewelry as it is extremely resistant to scratching, chipping and breaking. Our Moissanites are cut and polished better than the majority of diamonds commonly sold in engagement rings. In addition, for the socially conscious, Moissanite is ethically sourced and environmentally friendly. Moissanite was first discovered in minute quantities from particles carried to earth by a meteorite 50,000 years ago. It is now available as faceted gemstones in a large array of shapes and sizes. Unlike other diamond alternatives that can cloud and dull with time, Moissanite is just as atomically stable as a diamond and so its impossible for it to change color or lose its optical properties with time. In fact, given that Moissanite is more heat resistant than diamond, it can be argued its even more atomically stable. What is Moissanite? The choice that you can rest assured your jewelry will sparkle for a lifetime and beyond.

A growing trend of moissanite engagement ring

There is a new trend in the market of fine jewels, one that is changing an industry, and the trend is all about moissanite.

An engagement ring is not something that you buy often, and once you do you get to learn things like refractive index, rate of fire and brilliance. Somewhere in between your research on what to buy, you end up discovering moissanite.

Can you believe when when I say gra moissanite is overall better looking even than diamond, it is every bit as durable and multiple time cheaper.

Yes its introduction in mid-nineties, this trend had a hard time catching up. But when days passes and information started flowing, today it has been sold tens of thousands of jewelry per month.

You can see the graph of trending moissanite engagement ring, it is growing rapidly year by year.

Moissanite Rings vs. Diamonds- the Same Look?


Yes and no. The biggest difference between diamonds and Moissanite is how they sparkle. Moissanite has a higher refractive index than diamond – 2.65 vs. 2.69. This means it’s better at bending light which makes it extra firey. Think big bold flashes of color vs. smaller more nuanced colors. Technically speaking, Moissanite’s fire is rated at almost double that of a diamond — 0.104 vs, 0.044 which really comes out in the sun. The bigger the Moissnaite the more visible these flashes of color. If you love the rainbow look, Moissanite is the diamond alternative for you!

Diamond vs Moissanite Durability – Is Moissanite Durable?


Diamonds are known for their durability, which is why they’re commonly used in industrial commercial settings. But what about moissanite’s durability? Compared to diamonds, is moissanite durable as well? Yes, moissanite is durable, but not quite as durable as a diamond. On the Mohs scale, diamond ranks a 10, while moissanite ranks 9.25 – 9.5. For perspective, sapphires and rubies rank 9 on the scale. And those gems are on the sturdier more durable end of the spectrum. So when it comes to diamond vs moissanite durability, there isn’t too much of a difference. In fact, one of the reasons Henri Moissan thought the moissanite he found was a diamond was not only because the stone looked like a diamond, but also because of how strong and durable it was.

Moissanite vs. Diamonds - Price


The most obvious difference is the price of moissanite versus diamond. As identified in the table above, moissanite can be up to 90% easier on the wallet than diamond, but let’s look at the specifics. One carat diamond can set you back $5,000, whereas the same quality moissanite can be only $650: hardly cheap, but certainly more affordable than diamond!

Let’s get fancier! A stylishly cut, three carat diamond can reach $30,000 or more. Comparable moissanite sits all the way down at $1,500. This is partly because moissanite, although naturally occurring, is usually synthesized in laboratory settings. Furthermore, diamonds are subject to artificial scarcity, meaning the price (“three month’s salary”!) is inflated while diamond suppliers trickle their inventory into the market.

Overall, you must decide what you desire in a piece of jewelry. Is prestige vital? Do you wish to know you’re wearing real diamond, or wish to gift or propose with the real deal to show beauty and worth? Are you, perhaps, looking for the biggest sparkle for your buck? Is your budget a little tighter, or maybe you’re looking for a companion piece that doesn’t need all the wealth and prestige of diamond? Perhaps, at the bottom line, you’ll feel more secure knowing you’re wearing something at the top of the Mohs Scale.

What to look for in a great Moissanite?

Only high quality Moissanites top the list of the most beautiful, most durable and most stylish gems out there, so be careful to look for the following:
– Cut – Exceptionally cut Moissanites express their brilliance the most. Do not let a badly cut Moissanite ruin its strongest property!
– D-E color – Following the diamond official color classification, D/E classified Moissanites are the clearest of them all, being totally transparent without any additional hues.
– Do not forget to take care after your precious Moissanite! Although extremely durable, you probably wouldn’t like to do hard physical work and chores while wearing your ring. Although it doesn’t pick up dust as fast as the other stones, it is advised to wash it every once in a while in a bowl filled with water with a few drops of sulfate-free cleanser. Or if you prefer, you can have it professionally cleaned.

Checkout some special collection of moissanite ring :

 Moissanite Wedding Ring

3-CARAT MOISSANITE SINGLE STONE CLAW RING FEMALE WEDDING RING-$680

 

 CLASSIC OVAL SOLITAIRE MOISSANITE DIAMOND RING-$187
LUXURY 3.5CT CUSHION CUT MOISSANITE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING-$179

 

Fashion color shaped ring

Go for a bold yellow of color with a beautiful yellow engagement ring! While known for their deep blue color, sapphires are actually available in a wide range of colors, ranging from colorless (also known as "white") to pink and bright yellow. The popular yellow is the birthstone of December, making it an ideal choice for a late-winter engagement.

WOMEN PROMISE MOISSANITE RING
-$599
MOISSANITE PINK QUARTZ GEMSTONE WEDDING RING-$161

 

Emerald:MORE FOR LESS
In addition to the wide variety of colors and cuts available, emerald are generally less expensive than other gemstones of comperable size. Lab-created Emerald are also available for lower costs, and still look stunning.

 SIMPLE STEPPED EMERALD RING-$269 THE SUNRISE-FANCY VIVID YELLOW RINGS-$129

Lab Grown Diamond & Moissanite Rings

Classic Halo Design With Center Moissanite Ring Set Is A Perfect Wedding Ring Set or Bridal Jewelry. This Ring Set Is Made Of Solid 925 Sterling Silver Or Solid 10k/14k/18k Gold With Various Gold Colors Like White Gold, Rose Gold and Yellow Gold As Base Metal. You Can Select One of the Rhodium Finish From White, Rose, Yellow and Gun Metal.
 3.1CT ROUND TULIP HEAD MOISSANITE-$920 Oval Moissanite with Lab-Grown Diamond Halo Engagement Ring-$1970

 

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