What is Moissanite ?
Moissanite is simply a silicon carbide. When it is under controlled laboratory conditions it will be produced with some of a diamond's optical properties. Moissanite is a very durable gem, and has a mineral hardness on the Mohs hardness scale of 9.5, where a diamond has a 10. TheCheapDiamonds.com does not carry moissanite for a few reasons. Moissanite has too much dispersion, or brilliance and fire, so in our opinion it looks more like cubic zirconia than a natural diamond. In addition, it does not have any resale value. Actually, we quote " Moissanite has been used for scams and fraud pretending to be a diamond."
Moissanite Color Comparison to Clarity Enhanced Diamond
Moissanite will vary, but usually will only be included in the near colorless and faint yellow family of I-J-K-L colors. Diamonds with clarity enhancements will come in all colors starting with colorless diamonds, D- F color, Near colorless G-I color and Faint Yellow J - l colors.
Moissanite is a durable gem. Gemstones are measured on the Mohs hardness scale, ranging from the lowest, 1, to the hardest 10. Moissanite is a 9.5 and diamonds with or without an enhancement are a 10. Moissanite is a very durable gem, exceeding gemstones such as sapphires, rubies and emeralds.
Moissanite has way too much dispersion, gives it too much fire and brilliance. In our and opinion it will look more like a zircon than an actual diamond.
Resale Market Value
When shopping for diamonds we must pay attention to all aspects of purchasing diamonds and diamond simulants. Moissanite does not have any resale maket value, whereas diamonds with clarity enhancement, and non enhancement does have a resale value. Before purchasing a moissanite engagement ring, please ask what the resale value of this lab created simulant would be.
Conflict Free are produced in a controlled laboratory so are 100% conflict free. All our diamonds at TheCheapDiamonds.com will be guaranteed on a bill of sale stating it is conflict free.
Moissanite synthetic diamonds are produced in a controlled laboratory so they are 100% conflict free. They have very few similarities to natural diamonds. They have too much brilliance and fire which make their differences quite large. Our diamonds with clarity enhancements will have a lifetime guarantee enhancement, they will come with a bill of sale, they are guaranteed conflict free, and most importantly, they are real diamonds with an excellent resale value. Clarity enhanced diamond engagement rings will cost a little bit more than a Moissanite, but we like the old saying, "When the price is forgotten the quality and the value remains."