Moissanite vs Diamond: Weighing Up The Pros & Cons

Why Moissanite might just outshine diamonds for modern buyers

Choosing between moissanite and diamond can be a bit of a head-scratcher. Here's a quick rundown on why you might lean towards moissanite, while also giving you a peek at some minor drawbacks. This guide from Infinity Diamond Jewellery should help you make an informed choice.


Pros of Moissanite

Affordability and Sparkle

Moissanite is famed for delivering that sought-after sparkle at a much more wallet-friendly price than diamonds. With a Moissanite engagement ring or a fancy Moissanite necklace, you get the dazzle without the financial sting. Plus, with moissanite, you can splash out on a larger stone or a more intricate setting without the price skyrocketing.


Just a step behind diamonds on the Mohs scale (ranking between 9.25 and 9.5), moissanite is incredibly tough and resistant to scratches. This makes it an excellent candidate for everyday wear, ensuring that your jewellery keeps its stunning appearance over the years - leaving sets like these Moissanite earrings below shining bright for decades to come.


Cushion Cut Moissanite Halo Drop Earrings, Art Deco Design (click)


1.00ct Each, Round Cut Moissanite Stud Earrings, 925 Sterling Silver (click)



Unlike diamonds, moissanite doesn't rely on mining. These gems are crafted in labs, making them a more environmentally friendly choice, avoiding the negative impacts of traditional gold and diamond mining. By opting for moissanite, you're also sidestepping those pretty serious ethical and environmental issues often associated with diamond extraction.

Cons of Moissanite

Perceived Value

The main hitch with moissanite is its perceived value compared to diamonds. If your heart's set on the cachet that comes with a diamond, moissanite might feel like a compromise. However, for many, the visual similarities and cost savings are more than enough to offset this.

Colour and Brilliance Variations

While moissanite is celebrated for its brilliance, it sometimes emits a rainbow effect that can be a bit different from a diamond's pure white sparkle. This isn't necessarily a downside unless you're after a stone that mimics a diamond in every way - and, in truth, is not visible to the naked eye. Just check out some of these Moissanite bridal ring sets. Can you tell the difference?


Pear Cut Moissanite Ring Set With Shaped Band (click)


Round Cut Moissanite Engagement Ring Set (click)


So, in summary: Moissanite jewellery offers a fantastic alternative to diamonds, especially if you're looking for sparkle and sustainability without breaking the bank. It’s a modern choice that aligns well with contemporary values of eco-consciousness and budget-friendliness - especially with such stunning pieces like those you'll find right here on our online store.

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