Radiant Beauty™ vs. Unbranded Moissanite

Not all moissanite is created equally. Below we show why we exclusively use Radiant Beauty™ for our moissanite engagement rings.

How does Radiant Beauty™ compare?

When choosing a moissanite stone the main factors you want to look for are the best colour, cut, clarity, and a lifetime warranty on the stone, guaranteeing that it wont lose its brilliance or fire.

Radiant Beauty™ Unbranded
Clarity VVS2-VVS1 VS2-VS1
Brilliance 2.65 2.65
Hardness 9.5/10 Mohs 9.5/10 Mohs
Colour D-E-F G-H-I
Fire 0.104 0.104
Colour Ideal or Excellent Good or Very Good
Authenticity Certificate
Lifetime Warranty

So what can we take from this comparison?

Purchasing a gemstone for your engagement ring is a big deal! You are investing a lot of money into it, and you would expect it to last a lifetime. It needs to endure everyday wear and tear and sparkle for a lifetime. To ensure this, we strongly recommend that you avoid purchasing unbranded moissanite.

1. While some jewellers will say their stones are D colour and VVS1 clarity, more often than not they are selling you a lower quality stone without you knowing. When purchasing from a reputable moissanite brand, like Radiant Beauty™, you can be sure that you are getting exactly what you pay for.

2. Some jewellers will provide their own certificates of authenticity however this is not 100% proof of a stone's quality, as there is no party actually grading the stones. It’s merely just the jeweller creating a certificate to look like it has been graded. Look for a stone that comes with the moissanite brand's own certificate of authenticity, confirming its actual properties.

Unbranded moissanite can be found everywhere, especially online. It can be overwhelming when searching for a high-quality stone and, at times, it is hard to know exactly what you’re purchasing. This is why we always advise buying branded moissanite, like Radiant Beauty™, from an authorised jeweller (like us!). Radiant Beauty™ gives you a unique authenticity card, with a unique number confirming your exact stone. Each Radiant Beauty™ Moissanite is graded and verified by an expert gemologist so you can be sure that it is of the highest quality.

When you purchase a high-quality moissanite stone, you can be confident that your piece sparkle for a lifetime!

View our extensive range of Radiant Beauty™ Moissanite and build your dream engagement ring today.

Radiant Beauty™ Moissanite

Moissanite FAQs

Moissanite is worth buying for its lasting beauty, cost-effectiveness and conflict-free origins. As a lab created stone, moissanite involves no mining and its origins can be easily traced, making this a sustainable choice of gemstone. Moissanite is significantly lower in price than diamonds of the same size and quality, allowing you to purchase your dream ring for a fraction of the price! With a high clarity grade and a hardness rating of 9.25-9.5 (second only to a diamond at 10), your moissanite stone is extremely durable and will retain its sparkle throughout everyday wear. At Cullen Jewellery, we are so sure of this that we provide a lifetime warranty to guarantee the lasting brilliance, colour and clarity of your gorgeous gemstone. Read more

Yes, moissanite will pass a diamond tester. Moissanite and diamonds conduct heat in very similar ways, and since diamond testers measure thermal conductivity, moissanite passes as a diamond. A specific moissanite tester that uses electrical conductivity can be used to distinguish the difference between a moissanite and a diamond.

Moissanite is not a fake diamond, but a real, beautiful gemstone in its own right. Although often compared to a diamond for its similar appearance, moissanite is a lab created stone with high clarity, hardness and fire. Unlike cubic zirconia, which is a man-made stone used for fake diamonds, moissanite is extremely durable and is suitable for a lifetime of everyday wear. The dazzling sparkle and lasting beauty of moissanite makes it the perfect alternative for clients who want a look similar to a diamond without the expensive price tag or questionable ethics. Read more

Absolutely not! Due to its diamond-like appearance, many people believe the misconception that moissanite is a fake diamond when it is in fact a high quality, beautiful gemstone in its own right. Moissanite is becoming an increasingly popular choice of stone in engagement rings due to its dazzling beauty, durability, ease of customisation and affordability. Read more

While moissanite has a diamond-like appearance, it is not a fake diamond and is in fact a beautiful, unique gemstone. When light hits a moissanite ring, the surface of the stone sparkles with a rainbow, almost disco ball effect. This makes moissanite more vibrant than a diamond, but it is not to the point of looking fake. The sparkle and fire of moissanite is what attracts moissanite lovers and here at Cullen Jewellery, we say the more sparkle the better! Read more

No, moissanite does not lose its sparkle. Due to its superior hardness, clarity and refractive index, moissanite will remain bright and sparkly forever. Over time, oils and dirt can build up on the surface of your stone but this can be easily cleaned away either by a professional or at home. At Cullen Jewellery, we guarantee your moissanite’s lasting brilliance, clarity and colour with a lifetime warranty – so you never have to worry about your moissanite losing its shine! Read More

We make it easy to find your ideal moissanite engagement ring. Request a free ring sizer to determine your correct ring size, and browse our wide selection of moissanite engagement rings on our website. To create a custom ring design, schedule an appointment with our expert team, providing your appointment details. Our specialists will assist you with the entire custom design process to ensure you get the perfect ring. A regular price at Cullen Jewellery offers better accessibility and exceptional value compared to other jewellers.