Moissanite VS. Cubic Zirconia

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


Cubic Zirconia

Chemical Composition: Zirconian Dioxide

Hardness: 8.5 mohs scale

Refractive Index: 2.15-2.18

Price: Inexpensive

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.