Is Loose Moissanite Stone An Alternative To Diamond?

A Gem with Unparalleled Hardness
Stuller Moissanite Jewelry

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If you’re thinking about buying a diamond, you’ve probably heard the following: “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend.”

But what if diamonds aren’t your best friend?

But what if you don’t want to spend thousands of dollars on something that will need to be replaced in a few years? What if you don’t want to have to worry about scratches and cracks? What if you want something that won’t lose its luster over time?

You could choose moissanite instead!

Moissanite is a lab-created jewel that is chemically identical to a diamond. Because of this similarity, moissanite has all the qualities and beauty that make diamonds so desirable. Unlike diamonds, however, moissanite also has properties that are distinct from itself and make it a better choice than a diamond in many situations.

different shapes moissanite loose stones

Characteristics of Moissanite

Intense Fire & Brilliance

Moissanite’s fire and brilliance are so intense that it rival diamond. When you look at moissanite, you’ll notice that it sparkles and shines exceed a diamond. Not only does it look like a diamond, but it actually has the same dispersion of light as a diamond. This means that moissanite will throw off flashes of light in all directions when it’s exposed to light or moved around.

Exceptional Luster

Moissanite has an exceptional luster, which is a quality that makes the stone seem to glow. The word “luster” refers to the way light bounces off of a stone, and it’s one of the most important qualities in determining whether or not a stone is worth buying.

Unparalleled Hardness

Although this gemstone is not well-known in many countries, it is gaining popularity due to its properties such as durability and hardness.

Moissanite’s unparalleled hardness is what makes it so appealing to the jewelry industry. Unlike other gemstones, Moissanite is hard, which means it won’t scratch or chip easily. In fact, a diamond will break before a Moissanite does!

Lab Grown Moissanite

Moissanite is found in meteorites, but it’s also grown in laboratories.  This gemstone is similar to a diamond in many ways—it has an attractive luster and brilliance, and it’s extremely durable.

Each piece of moissanite is lab-created by the method of physical vapor deposition (PVD).

Jewelers often refer to this property as “dispersion,” and it’s what causes light entering the stone to produce a rainbow effect similar to a diamond’s fire.

The lab-grown version is more brilliant than the natural version, with fewer flaws and a higher refractive index (RI). The refractive index measures how light bends when it enters a gemstone—the higher the RI, the more brilliance and sparkle you get out of your stone. Thus, it

becomes one of the perfect materials for attractive pieces of jewelry.

Moissanite is the second hardest gemstone after diamond, but it is more brilliant than diamond. It has a high refractive index (2.65) and low dispersion (0.104). This means that it has high sparkle and fire. It also has a very good colorless appearance with a pure white hue.

What are the different colors of moissanite?

When choosing a diamond, you are often faced with the choice of color. The color of a diamond is determined by its chemical composition and can range from colorless to yellow, brown, or black. However, the same is not true for moissanite.

In fact, there are many different colors of moissanite available today including white, red, yellow, green, pink, and blue. If you choose to purchase moissanite instead of diamonds, it may be helpful to know what these different colors mean in terms of quality and value.

The various colors of moissanite loose stones
The various colors of moissanite loose stones

White Moissanite is the most popular option because it has the highest brilliance rating (also known as “fire”), which makes it look more like a diamond than any other color.  White moissanites are very bright and clear which makes them very similar in appearance to other white gemstones such as diamond or sapphire.

White Moissanite
White Moissanite of QueendomGem

Red Moissanite has a reddish hue that’s perfect for someone who wants their engagement ring to pop! This color isn’t as dramatic as some other colors but still makes an impact when paired with other elements like diamonds or platinum bands.

Red Moissanite
Red Moissanite of QueendomGem

Yellow Moissanite is very similar to white moissanite but has a hint of golden yellow hue that adds a touch of warmth to any design scheme. It’s ideal for those who like their jewelry clean and modern while still having an airy feel about them.

Yellow Moissanite
Yellow Moissanite of QueendomGem

Green moissanite is a bright green color that’s rarer than other shades of moissanite because it’s not found naturally but instead created by mixing other colors together during the process of heating them up to high temperatures

Green moissanite
Green moissanite of QueendomGem

Pink Moissanite offers a unique spin on traditional white diamonds by introducing a romantic pink color into the mix. It is also very popular, as it offers a softer look than white moissanite without sacrificing luster or fire & brilliance.

Pink Moissanite
Pink Moissanite of QueendomGem

Blue Moissanite offers an eye-catching hue that can add excitement to any piece of jewelry you choose to wear with it—whether it’s your wedding ring or just something fun for everyday wear!

Blue Moissanite
Blue Moissanite of QueendomGem

What are the different shapes of loose moissanite stones?

Moissanite loose stone also comes in different shapes.

Moissanite can be cut into any shape including round cut shapes, cushion cut shapes, princess cut shapes, and many more that are difficult for diamonds to achieve.

Round Cut Moissanite Loose Stone: This is the most common shape of moissanite, and it’s also the most versatile. It can be set in any ring design, from classic to modern, from simple to ornate. It’s also very comfortable to wear because it doesn’t have sharp edges to catch on other jewelry or clothing.

Round moissanite is available in sizes ranging from 0.50ct to 2ct, which means that no matter what size stone you choose, it will fit your budget!

Cushion Cut Moissanite Loose Stone: This gemstone has a rectangular outline with rounded corners, making it look like a pillow or cushion! Cushion moissanites are often set in prong-set engagement rings to add visual interest and dimensionality. The facets reflect light beautifully as they catch the eye from different angles depending on how they’re turned around.

Princess Cut Moissanite Loose Stone: This is a square-shaped diamond with pointed corners. Its name comes from the fact that it was originally designed to look like a princess’ crown –and now it’s also known as the “square princess cut.”  It’s very popular for wedding rings!

Emerald Cut Moissanite Loose Stone: Emerald Cut Moissanites are similar to princess cuts except they have more facets which gives them an extra sparkle than princess cuts do! With its rounded corners and slightly angled edges, this style offers a more delicate look than other cuts. It’s also a great choice if you have smaller fingers or hands because it will appear larger than other shapes on your hand.

Oval-Cut Moissanite Loose Stone: If you’re looking for the perfect stone to add to your jewelry collection, you might be surprised to learn that an oval-cut gemstone might be the answer. The oval-shaped loose gems offer luxe versatility to necklaces, earrings, and rings from everyday to formal wear. The oval cut is a wonderful choice for those who want a modern look.

Asscher Cut Moissanite Loose Stone: The Asscher cut is one of the rare cuts in the world. This shape is very unique and has excellent light return, which means that it reflects light beautifully and makes your diamonds sparkle even more than usual! So if you want to stand out from the crowd with an engagement ring, an Asscher cut will ensure that you do just that!

Radiant Cut Moissanite Loose Stone: Radiant cut moissanite is the perfect choice if you’re looking for a traditional shape with a little bit of a twist. Radiant cuts are perfect for those who want a traditional, round shape but with a little something extra. This cut combines an elongated rectangle shape with the traditional brilliance of a round diamond.

Pear-Shaped Moissanite Loose Stone: Pear-shaped moissanite, unique in its own right, offers a subtle elegance that can’t be found in other shapes. Pear-shaped moissanite stone gracefully lengthens your fingers, making it perfect for those who want to appear taller and slimmer than they actually are. Pear-cut moissanite also has fewer imperfections than traditional diamonds, making it easier to find one that perfectly matches your style.

Heart Cut Moissanite Loose Stone: The heart shape is one of the most romantic shapes for an engagement ring, and loose moissanite gems add an extra sentimental touch to solitaires or earrings. It’s also a great choice if you’re looking for something more affordable than round-cut moissanite but still want something beautifully crafted.

In comparison to other shapes, heart-shaped loose moissanite gems are generally smaller than oval or round-cut stones of the same carat weight. This makes them ideal for smaller jewelry pieces like earrings or pendants.

moissanite shapes

Why choose moissanite over diamond?

The first thing that most people think of when they hear the word “diamond” is a perfectly cut, sparkling gemstone.

Moissanite, on the other hand, is a man made gemstone. It is known as the ‘intense, fiery, “live it or wear it” gem. The artificial mineral silicon carbide was given an atomic structure in a silicon crystal lattice. This is what gives moissanite its unique properties and durability.

It looks very similar to diamond and is used in making different jewelry pieces. The shine, hardness and tint of moissanite gives it a promise to be one of the most expensive-looking substance ever found on earth.

loose moissanite stone

Here are some of the reasons why we highly recommend to buy moissanite:

  1. Moissanite doesn’t require any special care like you would have to do with diamonds; you just need to put it in the jewelry box after wearing it. you can wear them every day without worrying about them getting damaged or losing their shine.
  • Moissanite is much more affordable than diamonds, so if you’re looking for something affordable but still want to get something beautiful and unique, this might be the right choice for you!
  • Moissanite is also resistant to heat, which means you can wear it during hot yoga or other activities that cause most gemstones to melt away like ice cream cones in July.

In the news

The reason moissanite has been in the news lately is because it’s so similar to diamonds—but it’s less expensive than diamonds!

Although some people think that Moissanite is a new gemstone, it has actually been around for over 100 years and was originally used as an abrasive in the manufacture of industrial ceramics.

The durability and quality of this amazing gemstone makes it more desirable than diamond and absolutely radient. With the many different color variations Moissanite offers (including white, yellow, rose, blue, green and pink), it really is a gem for any occasion! For anyone looking for a beautiful piece of jewelry with a lasting sparkle

In general, Moissanite is a great gemstone. It captures brilliance and radiance better than many other gemstones out there, it’s durable, and it has plenty of color variations to choose from. If you are in the market for some new jewelry but don’t want to spend a fortune on a diamond, you may consider buying Moissanite jewelry instead.

Stuller Moissanite earrings
(Stuller Moissanite earrings)


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