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?
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.
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.