Diamonds vs. Moissanite Comparison

Diamonds vs. Moissanite Comparison

Learn the differences. Moissanite Price. What is a moissanite? Diamonds and Moissanite.

Although a center stone is normally a diamond, there are other options that can make an engagement or wedding ring more affordable and just as beautiful. Among the best options is moissanite.

What is a moissanite diamond you ask? It's actually not a diamond. Moissanite, at first was discovered in 1893 in a meteor crater, is an extremely rare and scarce mineral. Therefore, moissanite, as we know it today, is nearly exclusively lab produced. Forever One Moissanite vs Diamond or Diamond vs Moissanite. Both are truly equal regardless of what you put first. Let's compare real Diamonds vs Moissanite in color, hardness, brilliance, and price.


While certified diamonds are graded on color and can be compared with one another, moissanite stones aren't graded on color. On the color scale classic moissanite is not colorless and many believe that its color is comparable to a GIA-certified K-color real diamond. As with colorless diamonds, smaller the moissanite, the more colorless it'll look. Also, under certain light, moissanite may project a yellowish or greenish hue. That is probably the key reason that Charles and Colvard developed two options besides traditional moissanite. 

For those looking for a near-colorless gemstone, Forever Brilliant moissanite is a superb option as it is noticeably less yellowish (more colorless) when compared to a traditional moissanite. Many compare Forever Brilliant moissanite to a GIA-certified H-color diamond. A truly great option for your diamond ring. 

For those seeking a genuine colorless gemstone, you are in good luck.  Forever One moissanite is totally colorless and is comparable to a GIA-certified E-color diamond. The can be limited in designs, sizes, and stock for their recent release nevertheless truly are colorless and perfect if you need an ice-white gemstone.



The harder a material is, the more challenging it is to scuff/damage. On the Mohs Scale of Hardness, moissanite is ranked as a 9.25, which really is a great rating that is greater than any gemstone found in rings besides diamonds. Diamonds, which will be the hardest known mineral, rating a perfect score of a 10.


Brilliance, which identifies the capability to reflect white light, is an excellent measure for how much a diamond will 'sparkle'. Moissanite disperses light perfectly and is, in fact, more brilliant when compared to a diamond. Also, moissanite is less inclined to attract grease or dirt when compared to a diamond and really should keep the 'sparkle' longer between cleanings. Side by side it's hard to tell the difference. A great diamond alternative.


Overall, moissanite is a fraction of the price tag of a diamond. While a diamond's price varies predicated on cut, clarity, and other individual characteristics, moissanite gemstones are usually the same price and {differ|fluctuate|change|range} only with size and kind of moissanite (enhanced or non-enhanced).

Below is a chart comparing our prices for a GIA-certified round diamond with I-Color and VS2 clarity, classic moissanite stones (not colorless), a Forever Brilliant moissanite (near-colorless), and Forever One moissanite (colorless).

Carat Size GIA Certified Diamond(Round, I Color, VS2) Classic Moissanite Forever Brilliant(Near-Colorless) Forever One(Colorless)
0.5 $1,100+ $89 $179 $269
1.0 $4,000+ $269 $399 $599
1.5 $10,000+ $449 $699 $1049


Traditional Moissanite vs Forever Brilliant Moissanite vs Forever One Moissanite

We have spoken a lot about how precisely moissanite comes close to diamonds, but this is a chart that presents how different grades of moissanite compare. As you can see, between the Charles and Colvard moissanite brands, the thing that varies is color and price. Also, by buying moissanite you ensure that you bought an ethically sourced stone. Do not support the blood diamond trade. Moissanite is 100% conflict free and not a blood diamond. 

Our verdict:

While moissanite does not replicate the appearance of a diamond exactly, at the end of the day it presents a practical option for those not looking to get a diamond for budgetary or other reasons. A moissanite solitaire engagement ring is a great option when shopping for color real diamond. Colored gemstones, like sapphires, are beautiful options as well and can help couples create a sensational ring without spending money on the bigger cost of a diamond.

JUL is proud to be experienced in conflict-free diamonds, moissanite, and other gemstone options so please feel free to contact us with any questions.

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