Moissanite vs Diamond, Price:

Carat Size GIA Certified Diamond (Round, I-color, VS2) Classic Moissanite
0.5 $1,100+ $100
1.0 $4,000+ $250
1.5 $10,000+ $400

How much does a 1 carat moissanite cost?

According to the quotes available online, a 1-carat diamond costs upwards of $4000, with the average cost of a diamond engagement ring being $5000. Moissanite of similar appearance and size can cost up to 90% less than a diamond, with a 1-carat moissanite only setting you back about $400. According to the quotation available online

Can you tell moissanite from diamond?

Yes, moissanite looks very similar to a diamond. Meaning: unless you are a trained jeweler, you will not be able to tell the difference between a colorless or near colorless diamond, and you probably won’t see a difference even if a diamond has a faint yellow tinge. Natural moissanite has a faint yellow tinge.

Which Moissanite is closest to a diamond?

Moissanite come in right around 9.5. They are slightly softer however still considered to be hard. Certain moissanites will look less like a diamond depending on the shape they have. For example, oval cut moissanites from Charles Colvard and more rounded whereas many oval diamonds are shown as more elongated.

Is a Moissanite engagement ring tacky?

A Moissanite engagement ring is no tackier than a halo, a yellow gold engagement ring, a too big engagement ring, or any other gemstone engagement ring. In fact, it’s a very on-trend, very beautiful alternative to a diamond that many brides are saying “YES!”

Can you wear moissanite in the pool?

Chlorine can damage and discolor the mounting on your moissanite jewelry. Keep your moissanite away from chlorine bleach or other household chemicals. You should also remove your moissanite jewelry before entering a chlorinated pool or hot tub.

Does Moissanite get cloudy?

Q: Does Moissanite become cloudy like CZ (cubic zirconia)?

CZ is also porous and once it is filled with cosmetics, lotion, perfume or dirt it will become cloudy, and its cloudiness is irreversible. Moissanite will never become cloudy.

Does Moissanite fog up?

Moissanite and Diamonds both fog up but only for a few seconds. The relative humidity and any dirt or debris on the stone can affect the length of time the stone will stay fogged up but it’s just a few seconds. On the other hand, zirconia and other diamond imitations will fog up and stay fogged up for a longer period.

Can moissanite be scratched?

Can moissanite scratch? No. Moissanite is durable, tough and extremely resistant to scratching and abrasion. With a hardness of 9.25, moissanite is harder than all other gemstones except diamond, meaning that it can only be scratched by a diamond or other moissanite stones which is very unlikely to occur.

What is the best cut for a moissanite?

The Moissanite Stone Shapes that Sparkle Best

The Oval, Marquise, and pear shaped stones have cuts that have lots of sparkle too, but generally not quite as much as the round brilliant. Rounded corners can be used to increase brilliance. The Pillow Cut is an example of light manipulation using this technique.

How can you tell if Moissanite is real?

Take your stone and hold it close to your eye. Get a penlight and shine it towards and through the stone that you are holding up to your eye (like this gentleman is doing.) If it is a Moissanite, it will have the rainbow, double refractory qualities of this image. If it is a diamond, it will look like this.

What is the best fake diamond?

Moissanite is one of the best faux diamonds that exist. It is made of silicon carbide and is almost as hard as real diamond (moissanite’s hardness is 9.5 on the Mohs scale, whereas diamond’s is 10). Moissanite is also reasonably colorless and looks much like the real thing.

Do Moissanite sparkle?

Like diamonds,Moissanite also has a high-degree of brilliance, so you’re not going to miss out on that sparkle. The pink gemstone is also an affordable (but no less attractive) option. On average, a high quality Moissanite—rich in color—can be found for about $300 a carat with a custom cut.