Moissanite vs. Diamonds: What’s the Difference?

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What Is Moissanite?

 Moissanite is one of the most complex elements on earth. They have carbon and silicon in their composition. Moissanite is the perfect substitution for diamonds. The silicon carbide stone’s color, luminosity, and radiance are more than that of mined diamonds. Silicon carbide diamonds are exceptionally resistant to scraping, cracking, and shattering. A moissy fine jewelry is not a cheap imitation of a diamond. Moissanite, just like diamonds, are both radiant and sparkly. However, natural silicon carbide stones are scarce to find. It is so scarce that one cannot cut natural moissanite even into a one-carat stone. Thus, whatever moissanite fine jewelry you are wearing today is made in labs. It takes two to three months to make a single moissanite stone in labs.

What Are Lab Grown Diamonds?

Diamonds made in labs are made either through the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or High Pressure High Temperature (HPHT) method. Diamonds mined from the earth take millions to years to form. Mining depletes our natural resources and causes the exploitation of labor. Lab made diamonds are the eco-friendly alternative. They are more sustainable. Diamonds grown in labs take ten to fifteen days to form depending on their cut, color, carat, etc. lab grown diamonds are produced in an environment that exactly mimics the atmosphere of the earth’s crust. Both lab grown diamonds and mined diamonds have the same physical and chemical properties. Thus, they are similar in every aspect except their place of origin.    

Moissanite Vs Diamonds

Glow And Sparkle 

Diamonds have both white radiance and colored radiance in them. They provide a glow and radiance that accentuates and gives your jewelry a classy touch. Moissanite has more colored radiance in them. Though they have both white and colored hues, the color brilliance is more prominent in moissanite diamonds.

The cut of the diamonds also plays a massive role in the sparkle of the diamonds. Diamonds with older or modern diamonds cut at specific angles exhibit more colored radiance. The similar color appearance makes it difficult to differentiate between lab made diamonds and moissanite diamonds. So unless you are an experienced jeweler, you cannot differentiate between lab grown diamonds and moissanite diamonds. 

The Difference In Price 

There is a considerable difference in price between mined diamonds and silicon carbide stones. This silicon carbide gem is one-tenth of the price of mined diamonds. A moissanite diamond is available at a much lesser price when compared to a diamond stone of the same carat. They appear similar, except that a moissanite stone is made of silicon and carbon. Mined diamonds or lab made diamonds are made of natural carbons. However, if you have a restricted budget and still want to own this luxurious piece of stone, you should opt for the silicon carbide stone. They will appear precisely like diamonds and within your means and budget. At Bhumi gems, we have moissanite diamonds for sale. Our price range is very reasonable. Thus, you can easily buy these silicon carbide stones without breaking your bank.


Diamonds are known as the most rigid material that exists on the earth’s surface. They do not break easily and can survive for many generations. However, these silicon carbide stones do not fall far behind in durability. They, too, are very resistant to wear and tear. However, if you want to rank them in durability, you can say that diamonds rank at 10 while silicon carbide stones will rank somewhere between 9.25-and 9.5. There is only a very minute difference in durability between mined diamonds and silicon carbide stones, and thus they are both very durable. They both can survive for a large number of years. 

The Difference In Weight 

When it comes to weight, silicon carbide stones are lighter in weight than diamonds. Since the silicon carbide stones have a lower density and specific gravity, a piece of jewelry made of silicon carbide stone will weigh lighter than mined diamonds.

The Difference In Clarity 

A silicon carbide stone is scarce to find in its natural form. The gemstone is very rare and is limited in number. Thus, most of your jewelry studded with this silicon carbide stone is made in labs. Lab made silicon carbide stones are perfect in appearance. They do not have any impurities or inclusions. When compared to diamonds, silicon carbide stones have more clarity. They do not contain any imperfections. However, lab made diamonds or mined diamonds are not free from inclusions. Whether mined or lab made, all diamonds contain some impurities or imperfections visible to the naked eye.

Color And Hue 

There is a difference in color between diamonds and silicon carbide stones. Diamonds are evaluated and graded on color. However, this is not the case with silicon carbide stones. Moissanite is not devoid of any color. Diamonds are evaluated on the scale of D-Z, with D being utterly devoid of color. A standard silicon carbide stone is identical to a GIA-certified K color diamond. It means that the silicon carbide stones fall under having faint color or near-colorless. It is not precisely deprived of any color. The smaller a diamond or silicon carbide stone is, the more colorless it will seem.

Which One To Choose?

Both diamonds and silicon carbide stones have their charm and aura. Some people prefer diamonds for their tradition, stature, and reputation. At the same time, some may prefer silicon carbide stones for their sustainability and eco-friendly reasons. Both these gemstones will look equally gorgeous on your jewelry. Some consumers do not like the “disco-ball” effect of the silicon carbide stone, while some purchase this gemstone for its “fire” brilliance. It all depends on the needs and preferences of a consumer. They both are equally grand and charismatic in their appearance and will make your jewelry stand out in the crowd.   


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