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Everything You Need to Know About Moissanite

Twig, 1.5 ct Cushion Moissanite image

Twig, 1.5 ct Cushion Moissanite

Moissanite is the best diamond simulant on the market today. It looks a lot like a diamond - a little more sparkle but otherwise identical - and is nearly as hard. It costs a fraction of what diamonds do, and many Keyzar customers choose it for their engagement ring’s center stone. 

What is Moissanite?

Moissanite is a naturally occurring, rare mineral made of silicon and carbon. It was originally discovered in an Arizonan meteor crater, but natural moissanite is too small for jewelry. Any moissanite you’ll see in a ring, necklace, and other pieces is lab-made!

Moissanite looks a lot like diamonds. In the video below, the top stone is a diamond; the one below is moissanite... But most people wouldn't be able to tell the difference.

Moissanite: Advantages

1 to 5 ct Cushion Moissanite image

1 to 5 ct Cushion Moissanite

If you’re looking for a center stone that’s hard and shiny but cheaper than diamonds, moissanite is a good choice. It has the following upsides. 

Cost

A moissanite stone looks similar to a diamond and costs far less. That means you can go higher in carat weight without paying a fortune.

Looks

Moissanite has near-flawless clarity. You won’t see any flaws or inclusions in a good stone. Moissanite stones also offer more fire and brilliance than diamonds.

3.01 ct Cushion Diamond image

3.01 ct Cushion Diamond

Durability

After diamonds, moissanite is the most durable gemstone around. It has a rank of 9.25-9.5 on the Mohs hardness scale (diamonds are a 10). It doesn’t scratch, tarnish, or rub out like many other gemstones. 

Sustainability

Moissanite is 100% lab-grown - never mined - so it’s both sustainable and ethical.

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It's rare to see diamonds this big - but large moissanite stones are common!

Moissanite: Disadvantages

Moissanite is the best diamond alternative, but it’s not quite a diamond. Here are some differences you should be aware of.

Rainbow Colors

Moissanite reflects much more color under bright light than diamonds. This gives it what’s known as the “rainbow effect”, with a lot of the sparkle coming in colors. 

Intense Brilliance

Moissanites have more shine than diamonds. A diamond expert will be able to tell one apart from a diamond.

Moissanite Engagement Rings

Moissanite is a beautiful, durable gem that will last a lifetime. It makes a gorgeous center stone for engagement rings and pairs well with all settings. In these ways, it’s exactly like a diamond.

Scarlett, 2 ct Round Moissanite image

Scarlett, 2 ct Round Moissanite

Moissanite is 100% eco-friendly, so it’s a perfect choice for your environmentally conscious partner. When choosing a setting, make sure to choose lab-grown diamond side stones to keep the ring totally sustainable!

Engagement Rings

Design your engagement ring and center stone

The Kamelie WG R

The Kamelie

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The Lenny WG R

The Lenny

The Adelle WG R

The Adelle

Conclusion

Moissanite is a wonderful option for those looking for a diamond alternative. While these stones are different from diamonds, they are stunning gems. Moissanite offers brilliance, fire, and durability without the hefty price tag.