Moissanite vs. Diamond

Moissanite vs. Diamond

Moissanite vs. Diamond: Which Gemstone is Right for You?

Hey there! If you're on the hunt for the perfect gemstone for your engagement ring or some stunning jewelry, you’ve probably come across moissanite and diamonds. Both are gorgeous, but which one should you go for? At Forever for Love, we’ve got a fabulous selection of both, so let’s break down what makes each one special and help you decide.

What’s the Deal with Moissanite?

Moissanite has a cool backstory. It was discovered by a scientist named Henri Moissan in a meteor crater back in 1893. These days, moissanite is created in labs, making it an ethical and sustainable option. It’s known for its super sparkle and durability, making it a fantastic diamond alternative.

So, What About Diamonds?

Diamonds have been the go-to gemstone for ages. They’re formed deep within the Earth over billions of years and are famous for their hardness, brilliance, and timeless appeal. You can get natural diamonds or lab-grown ones, with the latter being more ethical and eco-friendly.

Key Differences Between Moissanite and Diamond

Sparkle and Fire:
  • Moissanite: This gem has serious sparkle power! It has a higher refractive index (2.65) than diamonds (2.42), so it reflects more light and shines bright. Plus, it has more fire (those rainbow flashes).
  • Diamond: Diamonds have a classic, elegant sparkle. They’re super brilliant but have less fire compared to moissanite.
Hardness and Durability:
  • Moissanite: With a 9.25 rating on the Mohs scale, moissanite is tough and scratch-resistant, perfect for everyday wear.
  • Diamond: Diamonds are the hardest natural material with a perfect 10 on the Mohs scale. They’re incredibly durable, ideal for daily jewelry.
  • Moissanite: Generally near-colorless, but sometimes shows a slight yellow or gray hue. We offer top-quality, colorless moissanite that looks just like a diamond.
  • Diamond: Diamonds are graded from D (colorless) to Z (light yellow/brown). The more colorless, the more valuable.
  • Moissanite: Usually more affordable than diamonds, moissanite gives you amazing value without skimping on beauty or durability.
  • Diamond: Natural diamonds can be pricey due to their rarity. Lab-grown diamonds are cheaper and more ethical, with the same physical properties as natural ones.
Ethics and Sustainability:
  • Moissanite: Lab-created moissanite is an ethical and sustainable choice, with no environmental or ethical concerns like those with diamond mining.
  • Diamond: Lab-grown diamonds are also ethical and sustainable. If you prefer natural diamonds, make sure they’re certified conflict-free.

Why Go for Moissanite?

At Forever for Love, we’re big fans of moissanite. Here’s why you might love it too:

  • Super Sparkle: Moissanite’s brilliance and fire are hard to beat, making it a stunning choice.
  • Affordable: You get the look of a diamond without the hefty price tag, so you can go bigger and better.
  • Ethical: Lab-created moissanite is a responsible choice for the eco-conscious shopper.

Why Go for Diamonds?

Diamonds are a classic for a reason. Here’s why they’re still a top choice:

  • Timeless Beauty: Diamonds have a classic look that never goes out of style.
  • Top Durability: The hardest natural material, perfect for everyday wear.
  • Variety: Tons of options in color, cut, and size to match your style.


Whether you’re leaning towards moissanite or diamonds, Forever for Love has got you covered. Our collection features both, so you can find the perfect piece to suit your style and budget. Check out our stunning range of ethical and affordable jewelry and let us help you shine bright!

About Forever for Love:

Forever for Love is a UK-based jeweler delivering gorgeous jewelry worldwide, including the UK, USA, Germany, and Canada. We offer free diamond ring delivery and specialize in ethical and affordable Diamanite stone rings and jewelry. Explore our collection and find the perfect piece to celebrate your forever love.

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