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Wondering what the differences are between a Moissanite and Cubic Zirconia?
Chemical Composition: Silcone Carbide
Hardness: 9.25 mohs scale
Refractive Index: 2.65-2.69
Price: Relatively affordable
Chemical Composition: Zirconian Dioxide
Hardness: 8.5 mohs scale
Refractive Index: 2.15-2.18
The big difference is that Cubic Zirconia’s hold no resale value, will scratch from wear, and will need to be replaced. Moissanites will sparkly forever.