Moissanite vs Diamonds

Moissanite and diamonds are both popular gemstones used in jewellery, but they have some differences in their physical properties, price, and ethical considerations. Here are some key points to consider when comparing moissanite vs diamonds:

1. Physical properties: Moissanite is a lab-created gemstone that has a similar appearance to a diamond, but is composed of silicon carbide rather than carbon. It is slightly less hard than a diamond, but still very durable and suitable for everyday wear. Moissanite has a higher refractive index than a diamond, which means it can be more sparkly and have more fire (color flashes) than a diamond.

2. Price: Moissanite is generally much less expensive than a diamond of the same size and quality. This is because moissanite is lab-created, while diamonds are mined from the earth and can be rare and difficult to find. The price difference can be significant, with a 1-carat moissanite costing a fraction of the price of a 1-carat diamond.

3. Ethics: Some people prefer moissanite over diamonds because it is a lab-created gemstone, which means it does not contribute to the environmental or ethical issues associated with diamond mining. Diamond mining can have negative impacts on the environment and local communities, and there are concerns about labor rights violations and funding of conflict in some diamond-producing regions.

Overall, the choice between moissanite and diamonds comes down to personal preference and budget. While diamonds are more traditional and have a higher perceived value, moissanite can be a great alternative for those who want a beautiful and sparkly gemstone without breaking the bank or supporting diamond mining.

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Affordable Diamond Alternative

Made from silicone carbide, Moissanite is a lab-created gemstone that is a popular, durable and more affordable alternative to traditional diamonds. Moissanite diamonds are also more environmentally friendly.

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Moissanite Engagement Rings

Moissanite diamonds are a popular choice for engagement rings and other jewellery for those who want the look of a diamond without the high price tag. In terms of appearance, moissanite diamonds are almost as brilliant as diamonds and have a similar sparkle and fire. These special gemstones are available in a range of sizes and shapes, including round, square, ascher and pear-shaped.

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Moissanite Pendant Necklace

Holloway Jewellery specialises in Moissanite pendant necklaces. A pendant necklace is a type of jewellery that features a decorative element or charm, known as a pendant, suspended from a chain or cord that is worn around the neck. This style of necklace has been popular for centuries. A moissanite pendant necklace features a pendant that includes a moissanite gemstone.

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