Are Moissanites As Good As Diamonds?

Are moissanites as good as diamonds?

Gems hardness is measured on a Mohs Scale of Hardness, with 10 being the hardest to 1 being the softest. The moissanite sits at 9.25 on the Mohs scale. A diamond rates a 10 on the Mohs scale.  

You may ask yourself which gem should I buy, Diamond or Moissanite?

- Both moissanite and diamonds make beautiful rings.  
- Both of these gems are very durable to wear every day.  They don’t scratch or break easily. 
- Both of them sparkle.  Moissanites usually have more of a rainbow sparkle, whereas diamonds emit a combination of colorless sparkle, rainbow sparkle, and flashes of light. 

Each gem comes in a variety of cuts.  The round cut is the most popular because it offers the most sparkle and appears the most white.

Rings Diamond vs Moissanite
Diamonds and Moissanites are comparable in brilliance

Moissanite is closest to a diamond in terms of durability and brilliance. Don’t think of a Moissanite as a “fake diamond”.  Moissanites are real Gemstones. They just look a lot like diamonds.

If you are on a budget and you want a diamond look, Moissanite is a very good choice.

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