Do Moissanite Rings Look Fake? Can I Pass Off My Moissanite as a Diamond?

When purchasing a new ring, whether it is an engagement ring, a wedding ring, or a special occasion ring, there are a lot of options on the market. Many couples run right to the diamond rings because they are impressive and look nice, but the price tag can be high. While looking for more affordable options, these couples come across the moissanite stone. But does the moissanite ring look fake and can be it be passed off as a diamond?

Moissanite rings do not look fake. Many moissanite rings can be passed off as a diamond because they are the best type of diamond simulant. They are imitation diamonds and are more affordable than diamonds. A professional will be able to tell the ring is moissanite rather than a diamond, but regular people will not be able to tell that your diamond is fake.

Let’s take a closer look at whether a moissanite ring looks fake to those you want to show the ring off to and whether it is possible to pass your moissanite stone off as a diamond in your engagement or wedding ring.

Do Moissanite Rings Look Fake?

Most moissanite rings do not look fake. In fact, many people can’t tell the difference between a moissanite stone and a diamond stone.

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Moissanite is really pretty to look at and can give off some of the sparkle and shine that you need to really impress others. If you took the ring to a professional, they would easily tell the difference between the moissanite and a diamond, but it is not because the moissanite stone looks fake.

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There are a few times when one of these stones will look fake. When you place it into certain types of lights, there are issues with how the stone will look. it is not completely transparent and clear like the diamond. This can make it look a little bit fake. Some types of moissanite stones can have an odd color to them in natural light as well, being green or grey in some instances.

It is important that you get a high-quality moissanite stone when you purchase your ring.  Just like with any type of precious stone, there are different qualities in cuts and types of stone. If you get a discount moissanite ring, you risk getting other materials mixed in, and then the ring will start to look fake.

However, if you do pick a high-quality moissanite stone for your ring, then it is not going to look fake.

Most people can look at a ring with a moissanite stone in it and not notice that it is not a real diamond. This makes it the perfect choice to use for your engagement or wedding ring without the high price tag.

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Can I Pass the Moissanite Stone Off as a Diamond?

For the most part, it is easy to pass off a moissanite stone as a diamond. There are a few key differences that professionals are able to recognize between the two stones. But if you have a ring with this kind of stone on it, none of your friends or family members would have any idea of the difference.

Moissanite is a great alternative to diamond. it sparkles and shines to give off a brilliance that can be really pretty when you show it off. If someone shows off a diamond that is the exact same size, then you will be able to compare the two of them and notice there are some differences. However, it is possible to wear your moissanite ring and pass it off as a diamond ring.

Moissanite looks similar to a traditional diamond. It is going to be near-colorless (a real, high-quality diamond will be colorless), and has a refractive index that is similar to a diamond.

Out of all the options out there, the moissanite stone looks the most similar to a diamond. Most jewelers are going to consider moissanite stone a good alternative, rather than an imitation, of the diamond.

Because there are so many similarities between the diamond and the moissanite stone, it is easy to pass the moissanite ring off for a diamond. Most people do not know some of the true qualities of a diamond and it is so similar to the qualities of the moissanite stone that it is easy to pass of your ring as truly authentic. Plus, the moissanite stone looks really stunning.

Moissanite rings are becoming more popular over time. They are often considered prettier than a diamond ring, with more shine and sparkle than a traditional diamond is able to give off. Moissanite rings have the added benefit of costing less money than a diamond ring so you can get the perfect ring without spending a ton of money.

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Carl A. Jones, GIA GG

Carl A. Jones is a GIA Graduate Gemologist with over 20 years of experience in the diamond industry. He is an independent jewelry appraiser. He specializes in determining the value of diamonds and advising consumers on how to buy quality diamond jewelry.

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