Can Moissanite be considered a Diamond?

By both experts & non-experts, moissanite should not be considered the same as a diamond. Moissanite is its own gemstone. This means that Moissanite sparkles differently, has a different hardness, and different chemical makeup to Diamonds.

Practically, Moissanite has much more colored sparkle (“fire”) than a Diamond, it is a 9.25-9.50 on the hardness scale (Diamond is a 10), and Moissanite is carbon silicate (whereas Diamond is pure carbon). This means your Moissanite will repel dirt & oil better!

Diamonds are naturally found, formed of the hardest material, whereas Moissanite is almost always lab-created. They also have very slight differences from diamonds, such as light performance. And because Moissanite is a man-made gemstone, this means it can be cut in any size or shape you want! Natural diamonds are limited to the size & shape the Earth grows them. So, choosing a Moissanite gives you a ton of flexibility. It is also super sustainable – no mining is needed when you choose Moissanite!

While from a distance the diamond & moissanite might appear somewhat similar, but through a jeweler’s loupe, they are different to an expert’s eye.

Now, does this mean that moissanite is better than a diamond, or worse? That’s ultimately a subjective question that no one can answer. Moissanite isn’t better or worse than a diamond (and vice-versa) — instead, they’re very different stones with different characteristics.

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