Can Moissanite Scratch Glass? | 3 Implications of Hardness

Can Moissanite Scratch Glass? | 3 Implications of Hardness

You’ve probably heard that only diamonds can cut, or scratch, glass. Some people use that simple test as a means of identifying the gem—but what about other hard stones, like Moissanite? Can Moissanite scratch glass? Moissanite can scratch glass. It's the second...

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Will Moissanite Pass a Diamond Tester? | Best Test Options

Will Moissanite Pass a Diamond Tester? | Best Test Options

Moissanite is the stone that’s most similar to diamond in terms of its look and other key characteristics. While your friends may not be able to tell your Moissanite from a diamond, can trained professionals with some common tools of the trade? Will Moissanite Pass a...

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Why Does Moissanite Look Yellow? | Finding Colorless Stones

Why Does Moissanite Look Yellow? | Finding Colorless Stones

If you’re concerned about getting a Moissanite ring that has a yellowish tint to it, you want to find ways to make a Moissanite that you already own to look more colorless, or you’re worried that your stone might yellow over time, keep reading, because we’ll address...

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Moissanite is Cheaper Than Diamond – 6 Key Reasons Why

Moissanite is Cheaper Than Diamond – 6 Key Reasons Why

If you like the look of diamonds, but need something less expensive, Moissanite might be the perfect fit! How much cheaper is moissanite than diamond? A one-carat diamond with reasonable cut, color, and clarity will typically sell for $4,000 to $5,000 or more. A...

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Hi, I’m Dave Greene. Twenty years ago, I was completely lost as I shopped for an engagement ring and tried not to look too clueless. I was a broke college student that knew nothing about gold or diamonds. I also didn’t know I had much less expensive alternatives. This blog exists to help you discover frugal ring options that don’t feel like sacrifices.