August 18, 2018 0 Comments

The differences between moissanite vs diamond simulants just by looking at the stones can be subtle or distinct depending on the quality of the gemstones; however, the chemical composition, cost, and physical properties between the two sparklers are very different.

To find out how moissanites compare to diamond simulants, and if this is the right diamond simulant for you, we've made a helpful article for you!

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What is a diamond simulant?

A diamond simulant, or simulated diamond, is often a cubic zirconia and is often lab created. 

Affluent women prefer artificial diamonds because they can enjoy them while traveling, while they attend events to show off some sparkle, and without the fear of losing and expensive diamond or having it stolen. Just because you can spend $7,500 on a 1 carat diamond doesn’t mean that they will maintain their value - in fact, it is kind of like driving a brand new car off the lot; most people will only get half of what they bought a diamond for - if that. In fact, moissanites are the same way! Moissanites are very expensive for what they are.

You'll even notice that celebrities enjoy wearing replica jewelry because it allows them to look the part while not having to worry about taking care of real diamond jewelry. Jewelry can be a security concern so faux rings, earrings, necklaces and brooches can be an attractive option compared to moissanites and real diamonds. CZ’s are optically interchangeable with real diamonds anyway making them nearly indistinguishable from the real thing.

Professional jewelers sometimes need special equipment to tell a lab created CZ apart from a diamond or moissanite.

Diamond simulants can be challenging to tell from authentic diamonds or moissanites, especially when they are cut exceptionally well. Glamour Life diamonds offers plenty of high-quality diamond simulant products to choose from, making them great options for people that are in need of high flash for low cash. 

What is moissanite

Moissanite is an expensive gemstone that comes from the stars. A French scientist named Henri Moissan discovered the stone in the 1890s and he later won the Nobel Prize. Henri initially thought that he had discovered diamonds, but later determined that the crystals were composed of silicon carbide after looking at them with a microscope.

Natural moissanite is not easy to find and is in fact rare - which means prices can be higher than diamond prices. That is why so many online jewelry retailers only sell lab created moissanite.

Moissanite is made to have a diamond-like appearance, but celebrities and affluent people prefer to buy diamond simulants because of the hefty price points that moissanites carry.

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So which is better - moissanites or diamond simulants?

Diamond simulants are the best option if you are looking for big bling for less. It is better to pay more for the craftsmanship of the piece than to pay thousands of dollars more for a moissanite, or ten's of thousands for an authentic diamond.

If you are looking to buy a diamond lab created simulant or moissanite contact us today and we can help you with any questions!

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