What is Moissanite? It is an almost colorless gemstone that is composed of pure silicon carbide, an extremely rare and natural occurring mineral. Although at first glance moissanite is similar to diamond, they are actually very different in terms of composition and appearance. Unlike moissanite, diamonds are made of carbon. 

This gorgeous stone is now very popular as engagement rings because of its unique sparkle and resemblance to diamonds.  Known for their brilliance, durability and attractive price, they are one of the most sought-after engagement rings today. If you want to know more why people are choosing moissanite, do read ahead.

Good For The Environment

The natural form of moissanite is incredibly rare, so most of the moissanites on the market today are created in the lab.  As they are grown using advanced technology, no mining is involved to produce them. Thus this is a more ethical alternative gemstone. You can reduce the environmental impact by purchasing a moissanite engagement ring.


A moissanite ring is ideal for you if you love sparkles. Its sparkle is measured by the stone’s refractive index of brilliance. This gemstone has a heightened brilliance, and the striking surface sparkle emits fiery, rainbow flashes that dazzle in the light. Eventhough moissanites are known as “colorless”, the gems can still project a yellowish or grayish shade in certain lights. This sets them apart from diamonds as many women love the rainbow colors a moissanite reflects.

Long Lasting

The hardness of a gemstone is measured using the Moh scale. Moissanite scores a 9.25 which is an excellent score that makes it one of the hardest substances on earth. Diamonds are a 10 on the Moh scale while sapphires are a 9. Moissanite gemstone will never get cloudy or change its color. In order to preserve its pristine and sparkling appearance, moisannite requires occasional cleaning.


One of the most appealing things about choosing moissanite is that it is a lot cheaper than diamonds. This does not mean that moissanite is a cheap ‘knock-off’ version of the diamond. Thanks to the ability of growing the moissanite in a reliable and cost-effective lab setting, this gemstone is available without the huge price tag. This means more bang for your buck. Therefore, couples can create their dream engagement ring without going out of their budget.  

So if you are looking for an engagement ring that really sparkle and also affordable, moissanite is the best option. 

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