Moissanite Round Brilliant Cut 9mm 3ct Carat IJ
Moissanite, originally discovered in 1893 in a meteor crater, is a very rare and scarce mineral. Therefore, moissanite as we know it today is almost exclusively lab grown. Let’s compare Diamonds vs Moissanite in color, hardness, brilliance, and price :
Diamonds vs Moissanite, Color:
While certified diamonds are graded on color and can be compared with one another, moissanite stones are not graded on color. Classic moissanite is not colorless and many feel that its color is similar to a GIA-certified K-color diamond. As with diamonds, the smaller the moissanite, the more colorless it will look. Additionally, under certain lighting, moissanite may project a yellow or green hue. This is probably the main reason that Charles and Colvard developed two options besides classic moissanite.
For those wanting a near-colorless stone, Forever Brilliant moissanite is a great option as it is noticeably less yellow (more colorless) than a classic moissanite. Many compare Forever Brilliant moissanite to a GIA-certified H-color diamond.
For those wanting a true colorless stone, you are in luck. Very recently (September 2015) Charles and Colvard released their newest brand of moissanite known as Forever One moissanite. Forever One moissanite is completely colorless and is similar to a GIA-certified E-color diamond. They are limited in shapes, sizes, and stock because of their recent release but they truly are colorless and perfect if you want an ice-white stone.
Diamonds vs Moissanite, Hardness:
The harder a material, the more difficult it is to scratch. On the Mohs Scale of Hardness, moissanite is rated as a 9.25, which is a great score that is higher than any gemstone used in jewelry besides diamonds. Diamonds, which are the hardest known mineral, score a 10.
Diamonds vs Moissanite, Brilliance:
Brilliance, which refers to the ability to reflect white light, is a good measure for how much a diamond will ‘sparkle’. Moissanite disperses light very well and is actually more brilliant than a diamond. Additionally, moissanite is less likely to attract grease or dirt than a diamond and should keep the ‘sparkle’ longer in between cleanings.
Brand Name: KALALA
Fine or Fashion: Fine
Certificate Type: GIA
Carat: 3.0carat 9mm
Main Stone: Moissanite
Certificate Number: See the certificate
Brand Name: KALALA
Diamond Shape: Round Shape
Guarantee: Test Positive