Thousands upon thousands of people buy diamond rings each year. Then some buy moissanite. What is the difference and how is moissanite slowly turning into the new ‘diamond’?
Let’s go through some of the pros and cons of moissanite and I’ll let you decide for yourselves.
1. Unlike when you buy a diamond, moissanite’s are not a good investment, as their value and prices do not stay once purchased.
2. Unlike diamond, the color on the moissanite may change to a yellow or green shade which sometimes can be noticeable.
3. Unlike diamond which has natural inclusions, since moissanite isn’t; they are replaced by small, unnatural, white decoration-like particles in which are part of the growing process.
4. Unlike a diamond, it isn’t one. Moissanite is not a diamond and others may view it as an alternative.
1. Unlike diamond, moissanite is a fraction of the price.
2. Unlike diamond, the inclusions on a moissanite aren’t visible to the naked eye. Even trained professionals cant tell the difference without their machinery/equipment.
3. Unlike diamond, moissanite is not separated in different clarity grades as every stone must meet certain specifications before being sold to distributors.
4. Unike diamond which has natural fractures that can crack when subjected to any impact of such, moissanite is a lot stronger and has no cracks or fractures.
Just like diamond, the moissanite’s have a crazy beautiful sparkle. With a beautiful shine, it comes down to what you prefer.
First discovered by Henri Moissan in 1893, moissanite is made out of a natural occurring mineral called silicon carbide. Years later, its changed the jewelry market. Slowly people are becoming more accepting and more familiar with the product.
Who knows? Maybe in a few years it’ll be the new ‘diamond’ and diamond will become the alternative? It’s better for my pocket.