Why Choose A Diamond Alternative?Unless you’ve inherited a family diamond or have a large budget, diamonds can be quite pricey. While your budget might allow for a .3 carat diamond, you could swoop up a 1-carat diamond alternative for the same amount. Will anyone notice it’s not a real diamond? Chances are slim, unless they are a gemologist or diamond specialist. With a diamond substitute, you essentially get more bang for your buck.
What About The Sparkle?Here’s the truth: no gemstone is going to sparkle the way a diamond does, but there is one gemstone that comes exquisitely close. So close, in fact, that it’s capable of tricking everyone into thinking it’s a diamond. Which stone? A synthetic stone called…
MoissaniteHow is it possible that moissanite stones have a sparkle as brilliant as a diamond, for about 10% of the cost? Moissanites are lab-created gemstones fashioned after natural moissanite. Natural moissanite is so incredibly rare because allegedly, the original material came from an ancient meteor, hence their fantastical nicknames, stardust and space diamond. And seriously, who doesn’t want to rock a space diamond? Why are moissanites all the rage and considered the best diamond alternative in 2019? Because moissonates are:
- Brighter than a diamond
- Harder than sapphire, making them highly durable and long-lasting
- Incredibly brilliant, with a unique and fiery “rainbow effect”
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