Difference Between Moissanite & Diamond

Jewelry never goes out of style, and when it comes to deciding between old fashioned and modern jewelry, making a decision can become a bit daunting. Thus, this is where you need to take into account everything about the facts related to different types of stones available.

Whether you want to purchase a Forever One moissanite engagement ring, lab-created diamond wedding bands or gemstone jewelry, I hope this article will help you get your hands on the jewelry you have been seeking. So, let’s get started without any further delay.

Moissanite: A Small Brief

To people who have been considering purchasing moissanite jewelry in Toronto, it is essential to know what it is precisely. Moissanite is a rare, naturally occurring mineral, which is also known as silicon carbide. It was discovered by Nobel Prize winning chemist Dr Henri Moissan named after him. The moissanite  was discovered in a meteorite crater in Arizona in 1893. Dr Moissan and countless other researchers resolved to find a way that science could reproduce this remarkable yet extremely rare mineral , which held such promise.

Fast forward a century, after years of experimentations, a patented process for creating pure silicon carbide is created. A long-sought-after break-through has happened, which made it possible to bring to the market a new brilliant gemstone.

Moissanites hardness rivaled that of any mineral of the Earth, and its refractive properties exceeded that of diamond. Here was a new type of gemstone, and Charles & Colvard created a beautiful product free of environmental and ethical issues, which continues to disrupt the traditional definition of fine jewelry.

Our earth undisturbed, no inhumane treatment of mankind in the production of this sparkly rock. The beauty of this lab-grown gem is more than just the optical fascination. With a clear conscience, Moissanite is perfectly suited to represent your love.

Diamonds: A Small Brief

Have you been planning to buy diamond wedding bands? Let us first tell you what they are. 

Diamond’s characteristic chemical composition and crystal structure make it a unique member of the mineral kingdom. Diamond is the only gem made of a single element: It is typically about 99.95 percent carbon. The way a mineral forms helps determine its identity. Diamonds form under high temperature and pressure conditions that exist only within a specific depth range beneath the earth’s surface. Diamond’s structure is isometric, which means the carbon atoms are bonded in essentially the same way in all directions. Without any one of these factors, diamonds might be just another mineral. Fortunately, though, this special combination of chemical composition, crystal structure, and formation process gives diamonds the qualities that make them extraordinary. Diamonds have characteristics that we have to take in consideration. They are cut, color, clarity, and carat.

The cut has the greatest influence on diamond sparkle. Diamond color is an important characteristic that affects diamond beauty. In contrast,  the diamond clarity has lesser influence on diamond appearance since inclusions mostly can not be seen with naked eye.

In addition, diamond carat weight refers to diamond weight and not size.

Diamond engagement and wedding  rings are always beautiful and elegant expressions of   love .


A major advantage of moissanite over diamonds is the cost. Moissanite is significantly cheaper than diamonds. Moissanites cost about a tenth of what diamonds of the same quality and size cost. The value of moissanite increases as the carat weight increases." 

When you don't have the funds for a large diamond, but you still want a large, white gemstone, moissanite is a good choice. While a colorless diamond with top clarity is unachievable for many, I disagree with the idea of compromising overall quality for a less-than-perfect product. Typically, diamonds of lower quality and smaller size cost more than moissanite stones of higher quality and larger size.

Oh, and did we forget to mention that since moissanite is so much more affordable than diamonds, you can purchase a MUCH larger stone than you ever could have if you’d chosen a diamond? The design possibilities are endless with moissanite and you truly can have the ring of your dreams with this incredible gemstone without compromising on quality, durability or beauty!


One of the most obvious differences between moissanite and diamond is their brilliance. In fact, moissanite is more brilliant than a diamond! It is a good measurement of how much a stone will 'sparkle' to consider its brilliance, which refers to how it can reflect white light. Moissanite’s brilliance is higher than diamond’s due to its higher “refractive index” (Diamond’s is 2.42, whereas Moissanite’s is 2.65). The degree to which a gemstone bends light is called its refractive index. Because moissanite bends light a lot, light bounces around more, giving it maximum sparkle! In addition, moissanite has a higher dispersion than a diamond, too. This means that in addition to giving off more white sparkle, your moissanite will also reflect more colored sparkle ("fire"). When compared to a diamond, your moissanite will appear like a firework.

Throughout its lifespan, moissanite remains incredibly sparkling. Because of its superior hardness and great refractive index, Moissanite stands the test of time. There is no need to worry about Moissanite becoming dull, losing its brilliance, or becoming foggy as a Cubic Zirconia. It will be beautiful and bright forever!


Both moissanite and diamond can be colorless or near-colorless. The amount of color a moissanite has depends upon the type of moissanite. Forever One Moissanite and Premium moissanite sold by AGI Design are colorless and have the color of a GIA-certified E-color diamond. 


Material hardness determines how difficult it is to scratch or chip. The hardness and durability of some gemstones make them more appropriate for daily wear. Moissanite is harder than any other gemstone used in jewelry except Diamond, with a Mohs hardness rating of 9.5 out of 10. The hardest mineral known is a diamond, which scores a 10. For reference, rubies and sapphires rank 9 on the Mohs scale, and emeralds rank 7.

Benefits of Moissanite

You might not be aware of the many advantages of moissanite when comparing diamonds and moissanite:


A key advantage of moissanite over any other naturally mined gem is that, since it was created in a laboratory, the jewelry it comes in is ethical. 


As lab-grown moissanites are produced in a very meticulous environment, any gemstone with obvious inclusions or blemishes will not be for sale.

High Refractive Index

As a result of this jewel's high Refractive Index, it has an unmatched sparkle when compared to a standard diamond.

Moissanite will Last Through the Generations

Known for its superior hardness, moissanite is a very durable gemstone. A moissanite ring can be passed down through your family for many years to come with proper care.

The Final Thoughts

On the surface, Moissanite and Diamond appear to be almost the same. In addition to their clearness, both gemstones are among the hardest gemstones on earth. Both stones are beautiful, durable, and make excellent everyday wear.

When it comes down to it, Moissanites are an equally beautiful and ethical alternative to Diamonds for people who are concerned about ethical, environmental, or price factors.

These are some of the facts and differences you need to know between diamonds and moissanites. It is our hope that this article has clarified the differences between both of them.

If you are unable to make a decision, let any of our staff members at AGI Design know. We’re here to help! Drop us a line and you will receive expert advice and an on-the-spot quote for your dream engagement ring. Ring-shopping is easier than you think with AGI Design! 

Nevertheless, if you are looking for unique jewelry, custom lab-created diamond rings, moissanite jewelry in Toronto is a great choice. As part of our commitment to our customers, we deliver the best quality jewelry while keeping all their requirements in mind.