Today, moissanite is considered to be the most popular diamond alternative for people who are wanting to save some money for a beautiful piece of jewelry. In fact, it looks so much like a diamond that most people won’t be able to tell the difference!
In this blog, we’ll give you a little break down of the differences in hopes that you’ll be more informed for your next purchase. After all, this information could save you a great deal of money!
What’s the difference?
As some may know, diamonds are pure carbon crystals that take millions of years to form, usually from the process of compressing minerals over many years in the earth's mantel. These gemstones make up the most durable, natural substance available.
Moissanite, on the other hand, came from the stars. Like mentioned in our earlier blog post, this gemstone was discovered in a crater formed from a meteorite that fell to earth. After many years of effort and experimentation, the gem is now able to be created in a lab.
Other than how they are created; how else do they differ? As you can see below, we have created a chart that gives a little more insight.
Brilliance Refractive Index (BRI) the measurement of a gemstones ability to slow down, bend and reflect light.
Hardness MOHS Scale is a qualitative scale characterizing the scratch resistance of various gemstones and minerals.
There are a few key takeaways you should get from this chart:
First being that moissanite gems scored higher than the standard diamonds for BRI. Simply put, this means there is a greater sparkle than that of a diamond.
The second takeaway is that moissanite is second to diamond in terms of hardness. It’s very durable and is built to last for a very long time.
Thirdly, the prices for moissanite is significantly lower compared to diamonds. They look and feel just like diamonds but cost only a fraction of the price.
Jewelry is a big decision for a lot of people since it usually deals with paying a great amount of money for the product. It's best to do your research for something like this, and hopefully, this blog was able to inform you a little about the alternatives to the traditional diamond.
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