Moissanite vs Lab Diamond – Learn About the Difference

As moissanite and lab diamonds are becoming a more popular choice for engagement rings, in this blog we are going to cover the differences and similarities between them!

Let’s begin with what are moissanites and lab diamonds are. A moissanite is a gemstone, being the second hardest mineral in nature after diamond. Then a lab diamond are diamonds which are grown in a lab.

Both moissanites and lab diamonds are ethical. You may be wondering how? A moissanite is ethical because it is a man-made stone. Which means no mining is required when they are made. Then like moissanites, lab grown diamonds are a man-made diamond grown in a lab. So again, no mining is required meaning they are also ethical. Sustainability is becoming more and more important to most people when it comes to choosing an engagement ring in the modern day. Moissanites and lab grown diamonds are and excellent alternative to a natural diamond as they are ethically sourced and better for the planet!

If you want your moissanite ring to look as close to a diamond ring as possible, we recommend that you choose from the shapes round and emerald cut. This is because these shapes look the most like a diamond. A moissanite has slightly different sparkle, often referred to as a rainbow sparkle. A moissanite is cut differently to a diamond. It is cut to be double reflective to enhance its sparkle. At Avita we ensure that all our moissanite gemstones are top quality. Each one is checked and made sure it fits our standards before being made into a ring. Our moissanites are Forever One by Charles & Colvard.

When it comes to lab diamonds pear, oval and radiant cuts will work better if you want your lab diamond to look like a real diamond. This is because they will look the most realistic to a natural diamond. All of our lab diamonds are carefully selected and make sure they are the best quality diamonds and maximise the sparkle you get.

Here Are Some Of The Benefits Of A Moissanites And Lab Diamonds:


  • Mining Free. Moissanite is man-made gemstone, with minimal environmental impact.
  • Moissanites are a less expensive option.
  • Moissanite gemstones are a 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, so they are suitable for everyday wear.

Lab Diamonds:

  • Lab diamonds look exactly the same as a natural diamond and have the same qualities.
  • Lab diamonds are around 50% less expensive than a natural diamond.
  • Lab diamonds are made in a lab, meaning they are ethical. As no mining is involved!

Overall moissanite and lab diamonds are a great option to consider when you are choosing your engagement ring.