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Why Choose Moissanite (versus Diamond) for your Engagement Ring?

Still learning about moissanite? Good for you! It’s an ideal diamond alternative, resembling a diamond in nearly every sense. And our very own Radiance Premium moissanite adds even more sparkle, shine and durability.

Is moissanite more durable than diamonds?

When it comes to the moissanite versus diamond battle, test yourself and you will see it is nearly impossible to tell the difference. The second-hardest stone in the world, moissanite is so durable, it’s nearly as hard as a diamond. While a diamond score a 10 on the hardness scale, moissanite comes in just below at 9 1/4. In fact, it’s harder than sapphire or ruby.

More brilliant than a diamond?

It’s true – moissanite actually offers more brilliance and fire than natural diamonds. When light enters a diamond, it bends and refracts back out of the gem. But moissanite goes one step farther. When light enters the stone, it breaks in two, increasing its refraction – so you get more dazzle from your moissanite jewelry.

Moissanite tests positive for diamond on traditional thermal probes, so even expert jewelers were fooled when the stone first came out. While today’s more advanced testing can now detect moissanite, even a trained eye can’t discern it from looks alone. When you buy moissanite jewelry online from Joseph Schubach Jewelers, it’s just between you and us!