DO DIAMONDS AND MOISSANITES LOOK THE SAME?
SIMILAR OR DIFFERENT?
The short answer is - they look different. Here we will explain the differences in simple terms so you could start seeing them too.
Moissanites tend to have tints. If you evaluate a moissanite using the same colour grading as applied to diamonds which is “D” to “Z” scale, you’ll see that it is on average a “J” in colour. This colour is not recommended in diamonds because it shows a significant tint of brown colour which is clearly visible to the naked and untrained eye.
Some companies claim to be offering “H” colour moissanites which hasn’t been yet verified by the industry experts. As a gemmologist I have had the opportunity to see many of those moissanites none of which appear to be “H” in colour. Unfortunately, those companies are trying to take advantage of uneducated people.