Yes! Moissanite is among the most ethical, sustainable engagement ring choices out there. This is because Moissanite is a man made stone. So, no mining is needed to give you a perfectly brilliant Moissanite.
Similarly one may ask, is a moissanite engagement ring tacky?
Is Moissanite Fake and Tacky? The answer to this question is quite simply, no. … It is important to note that moissanite is a stone in its own right that just happens to look like diamonds. In other words, moissanite is a diamond look-alike not a diamond imitator.
Considering this, is moissanite as strong as a diamond?
On the Mohs scale, moissanite scores a 9.25, a very good score that makes it one of the hardest substances on earth, and very suitable for everyday wear as an engagement ring. Diamonds are the hardest known mineral and receive a 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.
Do you regret getting moissanite?
Absolutely no regrets with moissanite.
Moissanite rings do not look fake. Many moissanite rings can be passed off as a diamond, even though the two stones are different. … While a professional will be able to tell the ring is moissanite rather than a diamond, it is easy to pass this kind of stone off as a diamond in your ring.
Although moissanites are cheap, they aren’t valuable. While we usually don’t recommend diamonds as an investment (you’ll almost always lose money if you ever decide to sell), they do retain some value over the long term and can be passed down as a precious family heirloom — something you can’t do with a moissanite.
Overall, moissanite is a fraction of the cost of a diamond.
|Carat Size||GIA Certified Diamond (Round, I-color, VS2)||Classic Moissanite|
While they continue to sparkle, their appearance still becomes more muted as dirt and oils collect. Swimming, showering, or hot tubbing with your Moissanite ring on once or twice probably won’t present any major threat to your ring, but long term exposure will take a toll.
Diamond or moissanite? Only a trained eye can tell. Armed only with the naked eye, the best way to see the difference is to have a comparably sized diamond and to compare side-by-side. You’ll notice that moissanite and diamonds have different brilliance.
|Moissanite Average Price||$1,080||$1,905|
|Diamond Average Price||$2,080||$11,080|
A 2–carat Moissanite, for example, isn’t ALWAYS too large. Too large is often dependant on the specific styling of the stone and ring—and the size of the hands wearing the ring.
Is moissanite resistant to scratching? Yes. Moissanite is durable, tough and extremely resistant to scratching and abrasion. With a hardness of 9.25-9.50, moissanite is harder than all other gemstones except diamond.
While there is natural Moissanite, it is incredibly rare and comes in tiny crystals. So for jewelry, gem scientists create it for us in a lab. Unlike Lab Diamond, Moissanite has a different chemical makeup.