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Moissanite vs Diamond: Why Choose Moissanite instead of Diamonds?

July 08, 2021

Moissanite vs Diamond: Why Choose Moissanite instead of Diamonds?

The Enthralling Discovery of Moissanite:

~Wish Upon a Shooting Star~

The initial discovery of Moissanite in its original form dates back to 1893, where French chemist Henri Moissan first laid eyes upon the mineral at the renowned meteor crater in Canyon Diablo, Arizona (“Moissanite”, 2021). The meteor strike led to the spectacular unravelling of this rare and precious gem, its existence intertwining with cosmology. Conceived from the extraordinary incident decades ago, the gem is sometimes alluded to as a gift from the stars, with a little imagination it could possibly even be laced with a speckle of stardust. The Moissanite’s glow resembles that of a shooting star, illuminating a bright dazzle. It is the perfect companion for occasions that will be cherished for a lifetime, an invaluable piece sparkling up the most splendid moments. A Moissanite engagement ring, serves as the perfect proposal ring to pop the big question to the love of your life, your wish upon the stars.  

Versatility in Moissanite and its Positive Environmental Impact:

Moissanite vs Diamond: Why Choose Moissanite instead

Underlying its glamour and grandeur, the creation of the gem is incredibly sustainable and ethical. At LeCaine Gems, the Moissanite jewelry pieces are crafted in a lab environment under the meticulous inspection of industry professionals, ensuring the highest standards are upheld. Lab created Moissanite also translates to minimal environmental damage and pollution throughout its development process as compared to natural diamonds which are extracted through mining. Furthermore, lab developed Moissanite translates to a greater versatility in terms of its shape and cut as compared to natural occurring diamonds, which are constrained by its intrinsic form. This means that with Moissanite, customers have greater flexibility to select and create a gem according to their ideal and intended cut and shape. By opting for Moissanite as an alternative to the diamond, customers retain a greater degree of control over their choice of luxury. The aforementioned traits that Moissanite embodies is what makes it a truly outstanding gem.

Browse LeCaine Gem’s Moissanite Engagement Rings:

At LeCaine Gems, we offer a wide selection of jewelry designs as well as customization. We believe that the stories and moments established during the making of the jewelry piece, are immensely valuable memories to be cherished and shared. With customization, you play a pivotal role in the creation of your dream jewelry with us, which shines not only from its beauty, but from the stories it encapsulates. 

What some of our valued customers have said about our bespoke jewelry service:

Moissanite vs Diamond: Why Choose Moissanite instead

Moissanite vs Diamond: Why Choose Moissanite instead

All Moissanite jewelry pieces from LeCaine Gems come with verified certification detailing its physical properties, assuring you of excellent craftsmanship and impeccable design. We guarantee the authenticity of all our Moissanite by ensuring they are tested positive by the diamond tester. Moissanite adheres to a colour grading scheme which is similar to that of the Diamond:

Grades D, E & F: Colourless

Grades G, H, I, J: Near Colourless

At LeCaine Gems, we carry our Moissanite jewelry exclusively in Grades D and E which are colourless, to bring you the brilliance you deserve.  

Aside from our Moissanite engagement rings, we offer a great selection of fine jewelry pieces including earrings, bracelets, pendants and necklaces. Our classy and contemporary Moissanite jewelry are adored by many as great fashion pieces to complement special occasions and everyday wear. 

Shop LeCaine Gem’s responsibly sourced and produced Moissanite jewelry selection for the perfect dazzle:

Moissanite is priced more affordably than Diamonds:

Moissanite vs Diamond: Why Choose Moissanite instead

Aside from its alluring composition and sustainability, another factor contributing to its heightening popularity, making it a highly sought after gemstone, is its attractive pricing. Often perceived as a diamond substitute due to its similar physical traits and highly identical appearance, it costs only a fraction of a natural diamond or a lab-created diamond. This means that with Moissanite, you can opt for a larger carat size at a lower price than the diamond. Currently, Moissanite is priced about a tenth of Diamond $4000 per carat. Being highly similar in terms of appearance and brilliance, this wide price disparity between the Moissanite and diamond serves as a core determining factor when deciding between the two. Admired for its exquisiteness that comes at a fair pricing, there is no doubt why many choose to opt for Moissanite instead of the diamond. 

Here are a few common questions about Moissanite answered:

1. Is Moissanite a Real Diamond?

No. Natural Moissanite is a rare mineral that is composed of different physical properties to that of the diamond. The diamond is made up of 100% carbon, while the Moissanite constitutes 50% carbon and 50% silicate. Moissanite is a different type of stone from Diamond but bears similar resemblance and qualities to a diamond in terms of hardness and clarity. Read on to find out more.

2. How do you tell between Moissanite and Real Diamond? 

As the physical appearance of the Moissanite closely resembles that of a diamond, it is often difficult to differentiate between the two. Upon close observation, one may be able to deduce that the Moissanite exhibits a sparkle that is even more brilliant than the diamond. The Moissanite has a refractive index of 2.65, which enables it to emit a rainbow-like glow which is accentuated when viewed under the light. 

3. Is Moissanite prone to scratches or breakages? 

The Moissanite is an extremely durable gemstone, ranking as the second hardest gemstone after the diamond. Therefore, it is unlikely that scratches or breakages will occur. Additionally, the lustre of the Moissanite remains brilliant and persists throughout the years without traces of dulling or cloudiness. 

4. Are all Moissanites the same?

Moissanites possess the same qualities in terms of its physical composition and its durability. As natural Moissanite is incredibly rare, lab-created Moissanite gemstone is used instead. When choosing a Moissanite ring, there are factors such as Carat size, Colour and Cut to be considered. Lab-created Moissanite translates to a greater versatility in terms of gemstone cuts, which in turn affects its reflective ability. The round brilliant cut remains a classic and other fancy cuts are available as well. At LeCaine Gems, we offer a wide selection of Moissanite cuts and colours for your selection. 

5. Does Moissanite sparkle? 

Most certainly. Due to its refractive index of 2.65, the Moissanite possesses a sparkle that is even more brilliant and intense than the diamond. 

To find out more information regarding our Moissanite, visit our FAQ and About Moissanite pages.

Drop us a message at: or contact us at: +65 8363 3168, together we can achieve your dream jewelry, with you, for you.


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