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Moissanite Vs Diamond – Main Differences

  • Price: Diamonds and Moissanite have almost the same physical properties, but the price of Our Moissanite is only 1/100 of that of diamonds.
Size (in Carats)Diamond PriceSize (closest equivalent to Carats)Our Moissanite Price
1.00$3,8906 .5mm$29

  • Refractive index: The refractive index of Moissanite is 2.4 times that of diamonds. Moissanite presents a colorful fire and remains unchanged forever.
  • Hardness: Moissanite is the second hardest gemstone in the world, with a Mohs hardness of 9.25, while diamonds are the hardest Mohs hardness of 10.
  • Clarity: Natural diamonds have their unique natural content and external characteristics. Moissanite has naturally occurring needle-like inclusions, because Moissanite is formed in a special laboratory to simulate the high temperature generated when a meteorite hits the earth’s surface.
  • Specific gravity: The specific gravity of diamond is 3.52, while the specific gravity of Moissanite is 3.20.

  • Brilliance: Due to the different crystal structure, the refraction of diamond is single refraction, while Moissanite is double refraction. Therefore, the fire color of Moissanite is more dazzling than diamond.
  • Luster: Mossan’s luster, brightness will never fade, dark spots or discoloration due to time, and Mossan’s bright fire light can be preserved forever. After wearing for a long time, the diamond will be dim due to stains.
  • Color: The color of our synthetic Moissanite can also reach the DEF Grade color, which is exactly the same as the diamond color and achieves extremely white.
  • Cutting: Most of the cut Moissanites have round and blunt edges, which is completely different from diamonds with sharp edges. Most of our Moissanite can reach diamond Grade 3EX cuts.
  • Polished patterns: The polished patterns on the waist of Moissanite are parallel to each other, which is completely different from diamonds. Moreover, due to the difference in different directions, the polishing direction must be constantly adjusted during the diamond polishing process, while Moissanite can be polished in the same direction. This is especially obvious between adjacent facets. Therefore, the two diamonds have different meanings and need to be weighed and selected according to their own needs. Now, most young people will choose to use Moissanite instead of diamonds, which is more cost-effective.
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