Difference between Moissanite and Diamonds

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MOISSANITE AND DIAMONDS

 

What is the difference between them? We are frequently asked this question. Each has its own unique characteristics and is equally beautiful.

 

Moissanites

Diamonds

Using the Mohs Scale of Hardness, gemstones are rated according to their ability to withstand surface scratching.

Scoring a 9.25 on this scale, making it one of the hardest materials on earth, perfect for an engagement ring that will be worn every day.

Scoring a 10 of hardness, diamonds are the hardest substance known to man.

A stone’s brilliance refers to its ability to reflect white light

Moissanite stone have a refractive index between 2.65 – 2.69, which is higher than a diamond. They reflect light beautifully and are known for their fire and brilliance which is often a rainbow sparkle.

Diamonds return light in three different forms: brilliance, dispersion, and scintillation, or surface sparkle. They measure a 2.41 - 2.42 on the light refractive index.

Costing

Moissanite stone costs vary depending on size, cut & carat however typically cost far less than diamonds per carat. 

A Diamonds costs vary depending on size, cut & carat and typically cost farm more than a Moissanite.