What is the difference between diamond and moissanite?

To some people, without close inspection, they may appear similar, but there are many differences between them, such as color, brilliance, fire and value. 

Can moissanite be considered a diamond?

No, moissanite cannot be considered a diamond. Both gemstones are different  from the way they are formed, to what they look like. Moissanite possesses an artificial brilliance and lacks the value that a diamond has. It is also created in a lab as opposed to naturally like a diamond.

Why choose moissanite?

Some people choose moissanite as it has a similar appearance to a diamond for a fraction of the cost.

Does moissanite lose its sparkle?

Moissanite will not lose its sparkle as time passes. The clarity and color of the stone won’t change through the years. Dirt and grime are the only common elements that may inhibit a ring’s sparkle until it is cleaned. Damaging the surface of moissanite can inhibit sparkle, as it would for any gemstone.

Is moissanite durable?

Moissanite is one of the toughest known gemstones which makes it perfect for an engagement ring, a piece of jewelry that is usually worn every day. Studies in high pressure research have shown that moissanite stone is highly resistant to breaking and chipping.

Is moissanite as good as a diamond?

Moissanite is the only gemstone that passes as a diamond on a handheld point test. If you want a stone that resembles a diamond without a high price, moissanite is a great option. At the end of the day, preference comes down to personal taste.