Moissanite VS Diamonds

Get to know the subtle similarities and differences between these two popular center-stone options.

Platinum is a white metal, silvery in appearance, thus resembling silver, but is more precious and more rare than both silver and gold. The heaviest, most endurable and most expensive jewelry metal, platinum was once discarded as undesirable impurity in silver. It was named “platina” or “little silver” by Spanish miners in Colombia. Platinum jewelry must have at least 95% platinum purity to be labeled as platinum, otherwise it is labeled as platinum alloy. Due to its hypoallergenic nature, platinum is most suitable for people with very sensitive skin. Platinum develops a patina over time due to everyday wear, which some consider to be the advantage that makes platinum jewelry even more compelling. This natural patina can be easily removed by gentle cleaning.

Other types of metal more rarely used for jewelry making are Palladium, Rhodium, Titanium, Tungsten, Copper, Brass and Nickel.

 

THE SIMILARITIES

COLOR  Moissanites come in the same color categories of diamonds. D-E-F colorless moissanites are the top grade and easily the most popular. If you want something with a more warmth and color you can select a near colorless G-H-I color range moissanite.

HARDNESS Moissanite is a perfectly suitable center stone for everyday wear. The Mohs Scale of hardness measures the hardness or softness of different minerals on a scale of 1 through 10. Diamonds are the "hardest" of center stone options, topping out at 10 on the Mohs Scale. Moissanite come in right around 9.5 which still makes it a very hard material.

PAVE STONES We only use diamond melee for our pave ring designs and will not work with smaller moissanite stones. The extra durability of diamonds makes them a better candidate to withstand the force needed to set them into a ring and daily wear and tear that the band of your ring will incur.

Moissanite VS Diamonds

Get to know the subtle similarities and differences between these two popular center-stone options.


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