Moissanite is a stunning, long-lasting, and exceptionally durable gemstone that is rapidly gaining popularity. It's no surprise that many couples are choosing Moissanite as their engagement ring gemstone. Just like a diamond, it maintains a lifetime of fire and brilliance but at a fraction of the cost. But how much is a Moissanite stone actually worth? Read on to find out!
Moissanite boasts a hardness rating of 9.25-9.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, making it the second-hardest gemstone in existence, just behind diamonds. Consequently, Moissanite is incredibly durable, scratch-resistant, and can withstand a lifetime of daily wear without losing its sparkle.
Its ethical origin and affordable price tag further enhance the appeal of this exquisite gemstone.
It's understandable if you're hesitant to rush into buying a Moissanite engagement ring because it almost sounds too good to be true!
If you're wondering whether Moissanite is worth it, let's take a closer look at the true value of this stunning diamond alternative!
How Much Does Moissanite Cost?
There are numerous factors that determine how much a Moissanite engagement ring costs. Similar to diamond pricing, the 'four C's' heavily determine the price of a given Moissanite gemstone; carat, colour, cut and clarity grading.
Colour Grading (Scale)
Just like diamonds, Moissanite stones can also vary in the amount of colour that they exhibit. Some of these stones may display yellow, grey or green tones while high-quality Moissanite will be colourless. Every Moissanite stone is evaluated and graded according to the following grading scale:
- Grade D, E and F – colourless
- Grade G, H and I – near colourless
- Grade J and K – displays tones of colour
Moissanite is also graded like the diamond colour grading system, which means the less colour a Moissanite displays, the higher the grade and the more expensive the stone. At Moissanite Engagement Rings, we exclusively supply colourless Moissanite, graded as “DEF”. Which is a combination of grade D, E and F.
When you hear about the cut grading of a Moissanite stone, it simply refers to how the proportion, polish and symmetry of a Moissanite is balanced in order to optimise the stone’s light appearance. When a Moissanite stone is cut to a specific shape, there is an ideal way to do it in order to maximise the stone’s ability to refract light. The cut grading showcases the most attractive feature of Moissanite, as it is known for its double-refraction index.
Moissanite stones are rated in the following way:
- Very Good
At Moissanite Engagement Rings, all of our Moissanite gemstones are Ideal cut.
Clarity grading of Moissanite is used to determine how clear a gemstone is, and also measures how many surface blemishes or internal inclusions are present.
Because it is a lab-created stone, the clarity of Moissanite can be carefully controlled to ensure the highest quality gemstone is created. Moissanite clarity is graded according to the following scale:
- FL-IF: Flawless to internally flawless
- VVS1-VVS2: Very very slight inclusions
- VS1-VS2: Very slight inclusions
- SI1-SI2: Slightly included
At Moissanite Engagement Rings, all of our gemstones are VVS1-VVS2 quality.
Since Moissanite is heavier than a diamond of the same size, it is therefore measured in both millimetres and carat weight.
Since you now know what the pricing is actually based on, let’s take a look at how much a Moissanite stone actually costs and how it compares to a both a natural and lab-created diamond of approximately the same quality and size.
It is clear that depending on the stone’s carat size and distinct specifications, you are expected to make significant savings when you buy a Moissanite over a natural diamond. Though natural diamonds are more expensive than Moissanite, lab -created diamonds are a perfect alternative if you’d still like to have a diamond ring but can’t afford the extravagant pricing of natural diamonds. In case you’re interested in purchasing a lab created diamond, feel free to get in touch with us today!
Are you looking to buy an exquisite Moissanite or lab-diamond engagement ring? With Moissanite Engagement Rings you can be rest assured that your stone will be of the highest quality, fully traceable and guaranteed to last a lifetime. Talk to us today about creating the ring of your dreams!