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October 2021 | WinstonJanice

Although an Solitaire ring is mostly set with a diamond, there are other options that can make a ring more affordable and just as beautiful. Also eco-friendly without mine pollution, introduce Moizart moissanite, originally discovered in 1893 in a meteor crater, which is a very rare gem. Therefore, moissanite, as we know it today, is almost exclusively lab-grown. Let’s compare diamonds vs moissanite for color, hardness, brilliance, and price:


The Moizart Lab

 The Moizart Lab

Is Moissanite the Same as Diamond?


Nope. Moissanite and diamond are two different gemstones! But they look similar, there are ways to tell them apart. The biggest differences between moissanite vs diamond are amount of sparkle, cost, and reflection.



 The Moissanite Gem

Diamonds VS Moissanite, Brilliance:


Moissanite is actually more brilliant than a diamond! Brilliance, which refers to a stone’s ability to reflect white light, is a good measure for how much a gemstone will ‘sparkle’. Moissanite's brilliance is higher than diamond’s due to its higher “refractive index” (Diamond’s is 2.42, whereas Moissanite’s is 2.65). This is a technical term for how much a gemstone bends light. Moissanite bends light a lot, meaning light bounces around more, giving it max sparkle! In addition, moissanite has a higher dispersion than a diamond, too. So, in addition to your moissanite giving off more white sparkle, it will actually reflect more colored sparkle (“fire”), too. In fact, your moissanite will look like a firework next to a diamond.

Bonus information! Because moissanite contains some silicon, it is also less likely to attract grease or dirt than a diamond. That means a moissanite will sparkle more in between cleanings, too.


Moissanite (left) vs Diamond (right) Sparkle

Does Moissanite Lose Its Sparkle?


Nope! Moissanite stays super sparkly for its whole life. Because of its superior hardness and great refractive index, Moissanite stands the laser inspection of time. Unlike a CZ (a less beautiful diamond simulant), you never have to worry about moissanite becoming dull, losing its brilliance, or getting foggy. It will be beautiful and bright forever!


Moissanite Under Lab Laser Inspection

Can You Tell Moissanite From Diamond?


Yes, if you look closely. Moissanite’s extra bling and extra reflection can separate it from diamond. While diamonds have equal amounts of white and rainbow sparkle, moissanite’s rainbow sparkle exceeds its white brilliance. Moissanite’s unique double refraction can also separate it from diamond, if you know what to look for.



Diamonds Under Jewelry Magnifying Glass

Diamonds VS Moissanites, Reflection:


Diamond is singly refractive, whereas moissanite is doubly refractive. This means that if you look through the side of a moissanite, you may see double! In Moizart, this feature is not noticeable unless you know to look for it, and look very closely. Other doubly refractive gems include sapphire, alexandrite, and tanzanite.


Moissanite vs Diamond Under Magnification

Diamonds VS Moissanites, Color:


Both moissanite and diamond can be colorless or near-colorless. The amount of color a moissanite has depends upon the type of moissanite. Classic moissanite, the first moissanite that man created, is a greenish-yellow hue. It’s not very pretty, and moizart does not sell it. In fact, many feel that classic moissanite’s color is similar to a GIA-certified K-color diamond (quite yellow). On the other hand, Moizart moissanite can be colorless or near colorless, Moizart colorless has the color of a GIA-certified flawless diamond. Moizart near colorless has the color of a GIA-certified I-color diamond. The Quality of Moizart Moissanite was approved by Global Gemological Research Association (GRA). Both of these gems are gorgeous, come in a variety of sizes, and make perfect engagement stones.



Global Gemological Research Association (GRA) Certification


Is Moizart Moissanite The Same As Forever Brilliant And Forever One?


No. Moizart and forever one were near colorless, Forever One can be colorless! Have you been looking around and seeing Forever Brilliant moissanite mentioned? Wondering what is Forever Brilliant moissanite is? Forever Brilliant was Charles & Colvard’s first attempt at a colorless-looking moissanite. However, because the technology wasn’t as great back then, it turned out near colorless. As a result, when Charles & Colvard developed colorless moissanite (what everyone really wanted to begin with), they called it Forever One. And Moizart followed Charles & Colvard's standard to grown the best quality moissanite in the way more reasonable price. Please enjoy the brilliance from Moizart.


Classic Moissanite (left) vs Near Colorless Moissanite (center) vs Moizart Colorless Moissanite (right)

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