Does Moissanite Look Fake?
With a price point much lower than diamonds, Moissanite is quickly becoming an incredibly popular and highly ethical alternative to the traditional engagement stone. However, due to their very similar visual appearance, people often ask: is Moissanite a fake diamond?
While Moissanite is sometimes mistakenly referred to as a “fake diamond alternative”, Moissanite is its own unique, high-quality gemstone. Despite more often being lab-created rather than naturally occurring, Moissanite is not fake – it is comprised of the chemical compound silicon carbide (SiC) and is the perfect choice for those wanting an ethical gemstone with a timeless appearance that will last a lifetime.
Moissanite is also a much better option than other diamond alternatives such as cubic zirconia or crystal. While these stones can look similar, they don’t possess the quality required for long lasting jewellery. Moissanite is an extremely durable stone, measuring a 9.25 on the Mohs scale which assesses the hardness of a stone. Comparatively, a diamond is classified as a 10 on the Mohs scale, a cubic zirconia is approximately an 8 and crystal measures at approximately a 7.
Eye catching with its unique and bright sparkle, Moissanites have higher brilliance and fire compared to a diamond. The way light bounces (or returns) within a Moissanite results in a beautiful sparkle which can look slightly more coloured compared to a diamond and is often the most telling way to distinguish a Moissanite from a diamond. There really are so many unique benefits to choosing this precious stone for your bridal jewellery.
Here at The Moissanite Company, we value your love story. Based in Brisbane, Australia, we utilise the highest quality Moissanite and pair this with impeccable craftsmanship to bring your forever ring to life. We pride ourselves on being Bespoke, Ethical and Affordable. We also commit to a sustainable ‘now’ and ‘future’. We are on a mission to positively influence the jewellery industry, and provide customers with the sparkle they desire, at a price they can afford, with the environment front of mind, always! Here at the Moissanite Company, we plant a tree for every ring sold, by donating to Trillion Trees - an Australian organisation that is dedicated to improving our mother earth. Get in touch today to receive a no-obligation quote from one of our jewellery experts.