What is moissanite?
Moissanite stones are incredibly hot right now and is a super popular diamond alternative. It's a gemstone that's composed of silicon carbide. Although it's made to seem like diamonds, moissanite varies from diamond in both composition and in appearance. We explain how it compares in more detail below.
Does moissanite test as a real diamond?
Moissanite and natural diamonds conduct heat in a similar manner, therefore moissanite reads as a diamond on most diamond testers.
Does moissanite lose its sparkle?
Moissanite is a superior gemstone that will always stay bright and sparkly. Unlike other forms of diamond, moissanite never loses its sparkle or brilliance over time due to its hardness and refractive index (which tests as the best among all diamonds on the market).
How does moissanite compare to a diamond?
Moissanite tends to refract light more than diamonds, producing a stronger level of brilliance. This means that a moissanite will usually appear sparklier than a diamond of similar cut and size.
Moissanite usually has stronger fire (the breaking down of light into noticeable spectral colors) than diamonds. If you place a diamond and a moissanite next to each other under strong lighting, the moissanite will likely produce stronger flashes of color.
As moissanite is made in a lab, the average clarity level is higher than that of natural diamonds. We use VVS Clarity only across all items under the Moissanite Collection.
Both moissanite and diamonds can be colorless or near-colorless. We use grades D-E-F only (which is colorless) across all items under our Moissanite Collection.
Lab-Created (Eco-Friendly & Sustainable)
Moissanite is among the most ethical stone choices as it is a man-made stone, therefore no mining is needed to give you a perfectly brilliant moissanite. The stones also never go cloudy, so it can be reused an unlimited number of times. Eco-friendly and sustainable!
Does moissanite damage easily?
No. Moissanite actually resists chipping and breaking better than a diamond. Moissanite's hardness also makes it a great stone for everyday use. At 9.25 hardness on the Mohs scale, it stands up to wear and tear extremely well.
Is moissanite worth buying?
Many of our customers who simply don't feel the need to spend a lot on natural diamonds choose moissanite, and they are very happy with it. If you want to drip harder with stones that look great, pass the diamond tester and won't ever go cloudy with time for a reasonable price, then they are worth buying.