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5 Reasons why moissanites are the best diamond alternative

October 30, 2020 3 min read

5 Reasons why moissanites are the best diamond alternative

If you're getting ready to propose or tie the knot, you need the perfect ring to make the occasion even more special. There are endless types of ring designs and gemstone options to choose from. While some may opt for the classic diamond ring, others want to make an eco-friendly statement with their engagement or wedding ring. If you're one of them, a moissanite ring may be just what you're looking for.

variety of moissanite shapes

Moissanite offers a number of benefits that you can't find in a traditional diamond ring. From affordability to durability, here are some of the most notable features of one of the most popular handmade engagement rings.

1. Durability

Moissanite is one of the most durable diamond alternatives that you can find. According to the Mohs scale, which measures mineral hardness, moissanite has a ranking of about 9.25 to 9.5. When compared to diamond, which has a hardness of 10, and sapphire, which has a hardness of 9, moissanite maintains a steady reputation as one of the hardest, durable minerals available.

Thanks to its high ranking on the Mohs scale, moissanite is built to last long. It is carefully developed to resist scratches, abrasion and other signs of daily wear. The harder a gemstone, the less likely it will get scratched or abraded over time with daily wear. Facets on a moissanite will stay nice and crisp for many years to come. 

2. Affordability

Not only is moissanite almost as durable as diamond, but it's also much more affordable than this classic type of ring. When comparing moissanite vs diamond, it's worth noting that the former costs a fraction of a mined diamond, and even less than a diamond created in a lab.

Saving money by opting for a moissanite ring will help give you the freedom to plan out the rest of your wedding or engagement. You can choose to spend the extra money on buying your first home, planning your honeymoon or even opening up a retirement account.

moissanite are the best diamond alternative

3. Appearance

When searching for a diamond alternative, most consumers try to find a ring that has a similar appearance to a real diamond. Fortunately, moissanite resembles diamond more closely than any other diamond alternative. The high refraction and superior cut of moissanite gives it a sparkle that rivals other diamond substitutes. In addition, moissanite does not have the tendency to cloud up like other diamond alternatives. Today's moissanites  fall within a clarity range equivalent to VS1 to internally flawless. These gems are graded to have excellent cut, polish and symmetry.


4. Customization

If you're thinking about buying a moissanite ring, you'll have the chance to choose between an array of shapes and sizes. Just like diamonds there are Colorless (D-E-F) and Near Colorless (G-H-I) options available, as well as various sizes and shapes to fit almost any type of style or budget.

various moissanite shapes and sizes available for custom ring orders

5. Quality & Sustainability

When you're shopping for an engagement ring, quality is one of the most vital features to consider. Our moissanite rings feature 100 percent lab-grown, conflict-free and sustainable moissanite gemstones. The rings are made by hand under tight quality control. This helps ensure optimal quality and durability so you can enjoy your ring for years to come.

Find the Best Moissanite Ring for Your Needs

There are numerous benefits of choosing moissanite for your engagement or wedding ring. No matter what your goals are when shopping for a handmade engagement ring, the sleek, sophisticated design of moissanite is sure to exceed all your expectations.



Cushion and round moissanite engagement rings by Nodeform



If you want

  • A sustainable non-diamond center stone.
  • A super sparkly gemstone that looks similar to a diamond.
  • A durable choice for your engagement ring.
  • To pay a tiny fraction of the cost of a mined diamond and have some money left over for the wedding, honeymoon, adventures together or buying your first home.


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