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Know About Moissanite Stone vs. Diamond

What is Moissanite?

Moissanite is a near-colorless gemstone that’s composed of silicon carbide. Moissanite, referred to as a diamond simulant, has more brilliance than diamond due to its higher "refractive index", which means moissanite has more sparkles. Nowadays, most of the Moissanite used for making Jewellery is lab created, environmental friendly, mining free, attractive options for those who are seeking ecoconscious and environmental friendly gemstones.

Moissanite vs. Diamond: Hardness

The moissanite is of 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, so they are durable and suitable for engagement, wedding and everyday wear.

Hardness Substance or mineral
>10 Nanocrystalline diamond (hyperdiamond, ultrahard fullerite)
10 Diamond
9.5–10 Boron
9–9.5 Moissanite
9 Tungsten carbide
8.5 Chromium
8 Cubic zirconia
7.5–8 Emerald
7 Quartz
6–7 Silicon
6 Titanium
5.5 Glass
5 Apatite (tooth enamel)
4–4.5 Steel
4 Iron
3.5 Platinum
3 Copper
2.5–3 Gold
2–2.5 Halite (rock salt)
2 Calcium
1.5 Lead
1 Talc
0.5–0.6 Potassium
0.2–0.3 Rubidium

The Moisssanite developed by Dr. Henri Moissan is an extremely cost-effective gemstone with a very stable physical structure. It is also labeled as near "colourless" and most importantly, the moissanite is dramatically lower price than diamond for the same size. 

Moissanite vs. Diamond: Price

Carat is the traditionally measuring unit of a gemstone's weight. Moissanite weights approximately 10% less than diamond of the same diameter. When describing our Moissanite gems, we use a Diamond Equivalent Weight (DEW) to give customers a comparative estimate of gemstone size. 

Size (in Carats) Diamond Price Size (closest equivalent to Carats) Moissanite Price
0.50 $1,060 5mm $520
0.63 $1,520 5.5mm $610
0.75 $2,220 6mm $680
1.00 $3,890 6.5mm $850


Moissanite vs. Diamond: Colour

Moissanites and diamonds can look similar in color, however, when under certain lights, yellow and green tints can be seen in moissanites. The larger the moissanite, the easier it is to notice yellow, gray or green tints.