Moissanite is a near-colorless 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.
Moissanite and natural diamonds conduct heat in a similar manner, therefore moissanite reads as a diamond on most diamond testers.
Moissanite is a superior gemstone that will always stay bright and beautiful. Unlike other forms of diamond, moissanite never loses its sparkle or brilliance over time due to its hardness and refractive index that tests the best among all diamonds on the market!
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. So moissanite is actually more brilliant than a diamond!
Moissanite usually has stronger fire (the breaking down of light into noticable 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.
Because moissanites are made in a lab, the average clarity level is higher than that of natural diamonds.
Both moissanite and diamonds can be colorless or near-colorless. We use grades D-E-F which is colorless!
Moissanite is among the most ethical stones choices as it is a man-made stone, therefore no mining is needed to give you a perfectly brilliant moissanite. Eco-friendly and sustainable!
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.
If you want to drip harder and make sure your stones pass the diamond tester for a reasonable price, yes!
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!