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Outshine the ordinary with moissanite, the most popular diamond alternative.

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Moissanites are gifts from the stars. Originally discovered inside the crater of a meteorite, moissanite is a unique substance formed from silicon carbide. When comparing moissanites and diamonds, you'll find that they retain several of the same characteristics. They have a similar durability on the Moh's scale, come in a variety of colors, and to the untrained eye can pass for one another. Moissanites, however, display a unique rainbow scintillation that you can't find in diamonds. Loose moissanites are also much more affordable than their diamond counterparts, allowing dreams of a large center stone to more easily become reality.

To learn more about the differences between moissanites and diamonds, check out our moissanite vs. diamond guide. For further questions about moissanites, please contact our jewelry specialists who are happy to help you via phone, chat, virtual or in-person appointment.

Moissanite is a versatile gemstone that can be cut into a wide variety of shapes to suit different styles and preferences. Some of the most popular shapes for moissanite include as round, oval, princess, cushion, pear, emerald, and radiant cuts. Each of these shapes has its own unique characteristics and can be used to create different styles of jewelry. For example, round and cushion cuts are classic and timeless, while princess and pear cuts are more modern and edgy. Emerald and radiant cuts are popular for their elegant and sophisticated appearance, while oval cuts are known for their elongating effect on the finger.