As a leading designer of engagement rings featuring a wide variety of stones ranging from rare diamonds to moissanite we’re often asked about the difference between moissanite and natural diamonds, especially around identifying the two.

And one of the most common questions we get is: How easy is it to tell the difference between moissanite and real diamonds? Though we wish the answer was easy, it’s a little complicated.

To an untrained eye, many moissanite stones may seem to be diamonds, especially those that are smaller, but in reality moissanite is a different stone with its own properties and if you understand them then spotting the difference becomes more apparent.

The reason you are likely asking this question is because you’re considering buying an engagement ring and trying to decide between moissanite, a lab-grown diamond, real diamond and all of the other options out there. And we’re here to help you on that journey.