The Diamond Guide

The Diamond Guide

Natural, Lab-Grown, Moissanite... which diamond is right for you?

Buying jewelry is a big decision and can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t know exactly what you are looking for. We are here to be your diamond guides to help you make an educated decision. 

When looking for a diamond you have a couple different options. Historically, the most popular is a natural diamond. A natural diamond is mined from the Earth but can have a high price tag.

That is where the lab grown diamond came into play. A lab grown diamond is created with an advanced technological process. It is created with the same chemical, physical and optical properties as a real diamond. The only difference between the two is the place of origin. The lab grown diamond will typically be half the price of a natural diamond making it more of an affordable option for buyers who want a diamond.  

A popular substitute for a diamond has been moissanite and is one of our top sellers. What is moissanite and how does it compare to natural/lab grown diamond you might ask? Moissanite is not a diamond but is its own unique gemstone with a fire and brilliance comparable to that of a diamond and is substantially more affordable.

One of the biggest advantages that moissanite has over diamonds is the price point. Diamonds are priced based on the 4 C's: cut, clarity, carat, and color (Click here to read our blog on the 4c’s), where moissanite's price is based on the size and whether or not it's enhanced.

For example, a 1 carat diamond could cost around $6,000 where a moissanite of the same carat could only cost around $900!

Another advantage of moissanite is how long it will last. Moissanite doesn’t lose its shine or become clouded or gloomy over time like a diamond could. Moissanite is something that you will be able to pass down to your children and keep in your family for years to come and it will still shine as bright as the day you bought it.

As you can see, there are different options for every price point. We are here to help you find the right stone for you. Click here to contact us for a custom design.

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