In recent years, the popularity of Moissanite has skyrocketed as more and more people seek out alternatives to diamonds.
Moissanite is a lab-created diamond simulant (not to be confused with a Cubic Zirconia) that is virtually indistinguishable from a real diamond to the naked eye. Chances are that you’ve seen a gorgeous engagement ring, be it in a store or on someone’s finger and you never realized that it was a Moissanite and not a diamond. In fact, Moissanite even has a higher refractive index than diamond, meaning it sparkles more and creates more “fire” in the process.
While Moissanite does have a slight yellow tinge, it is otherwise eye-clean and just as hard as diamond, with a hardness of 9.25 on the Mohs scale compared to 10 for diamond. Best of all, Moissanite costs a fraction of the price of a real diamond, making it an excellent choice for those on a budget. Whether you’re looking for an engagement ring or simply a pretty piece of jewelry, Moissanite is definitely worth considering.