Affordable Diamond Alternative Gemstones

Diamond Gemstones have been known as the hardest mineral in the world with a rate of 10 based on
the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. It is also considered as the most expensive gemstone. Diamond is
one the precious gems together with emerald, sapphire, and ruby. These four precious gems are also
similar in durability but quite costly as well. However, several affordable gemstones can be compared to
Diamond when it comes to its looks and feels as well as to its sturdiness and durability properties.

 
First on the list is the Cubic Zirconia Gemstone, this gem is a form of zirconium dioxide which is
formulated synthetically. This beautiful gemstone has been the most popular alternative for Diamonds
as it does not only have a close visual likeness to diamonds but also very cheap and durable. Cubic
Zirconia gemstones are naturally made as colourless to mimic the look of Diamonds.
Moissanite Gemstone is a silicon carbide mineral also known as a rare mineral that is born from the
stars. French chemist Henri Moissan discovered this gem in 1893. The name Moissanite originated from
Henri’s surname “moissan”. Because of its rarity, this gemstone was synthesised by Edward Acheson in
1900s. The popularity of Moissanite had risen in 1998 because of its similar look with Diamond
Gemstones. It also has comparable durability with Diamonds. Moissanite has a rate of 9.5 based on the
Mohs scale of mineral hardness, which is next to diamond. Because of its hardness, it is usually used as a
replacement for Diamonds, since diamonds tend to be expensive.

 
The White Topaz Gemstone is one of the various stones of Topaz mineral. Topaz by nature has several
colours, and one of this is the colourless topaz. Some couples choose White topaz as an alternative to
diamonds because it is a naturally occurring mineral while other similar to diamond gems are laboratory
engineered. However, the disadvantage with this gem is that unlike Diamonds, White topaz is not
scratch resistant. Its sheen will eventually fade, and scratches may accumulate that causes it to look dull.
Durability wise the lab-engineered Moissanite Gem is stronger and more durable than White topaz with
a rate of 8 based on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, and as good as tungsten carbide rings can be which are only slightly higher.

 
Goshenite Gemstones which is also known as Goshenite Beryl or White Beryl is one of the varieties of
Beryl gemstones. Because of its purity shade that is nearly similar to Diamonds, it has been popular in
marital ceremonies. Goshenite came from the name “Goshen” which is a town in Hampshire of
Western Massachusetts where it was discovered. Goshenite Gems are mined in several countries
including Brazil, America, and Canada. This gemstone is also durable with a rate of 7.5 to 8 based on the
Mohs scale of mineral hardness.

 
Last but the least is the Garnet Gemstones. Garnets are a group of silicon mineral. This Gemstone also
has a variety of colours but the most popular is the colourless Garnet gemstone because of its quality to
be an affordable alternative gem for the expensive diamonds. Garnets hardness rate between 6.5 to 7.5
based on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Other colourless gems like Goshenite and white topaz,
still has a higher sturdiness property than the gemstone Garnet.</div>

Affordable Diamond Alternative Gemstones

Diamond Gemstones have been known as the hardest mineral in the world with a rate of 10 based on

the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. It is also considered as the most expensive gemstone. Diamond is

one the precious gems together with emerald, sapphire, and ruby. These four precious gems are also

similar in durability but quite costly as well. However, several affordable gemstones can be compared to

Diamond when it comes to its looks and feels as well as to its sturdiness and durability properties.

First on the list is the Cubic Zirconia Gemstone, this gem is a form of zirconium dioxide which is

formulated synthetically. This beautiful gemstone has been the most popular alternative for Diamonds

as it does not only have a close visual likeness to diamonds but also very cheap and durable. Cubic

Zirconia gemstones are naturally made as colourless to mimic the look of Diamonds.

Moissanite Gemstone is a silicon carbide mineral also known as a rare mineral that is born from the

stars. French chemist Henri Moissan discovered this gem in 1893. The name Moissanite originated from

Henri&#39;s surname “moissan”. Because of its rarity, this gemstone was synthesised by Edward Acheson in

1900s. The popularity of Moissanite had risen in 1998 because of its similar look with Diamond

Gemstones. It also has comparable durability with Diamonds. Moissanite has a rate of 9.5 based on the

Mohs scale of mineral hardness, which is next to diamond. Because of its hardness, it is usually used as a

replacement for Diamonds, since diamonds tend to be expensive.

The White Topaz Gemstone is one of the various stones of Topaz mineral. Topaz by nature has several

colours, and one of this is the colourless topaz. Some couples choose White topaz as an alternative to

diamonds because it is a naturally occurring mineral while other similar to diamond gems are laboratory

engineered. However, the disadvantage with this gem is that unlike Diamonds, White topaz is not

scratch resistant. Its sheen will eventually fade, and scratches may accumulate that causes it to look dull.

Durability wise the lab-engineered Moissanite Gem is stronger and more durable than White topaz with

a rate of 8 based on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness.

Goshenite Gemstones which is also known as Goshenite Beryl or White Beryl is one of the varieties of

Beryl gemstones. Because of its purity shade that is nearly similar to Diamonds, it has been popular in

marital ceremonies. Goshenite came from the name “Goshen” which is a town in Hampshire of

Western Massachusetts where it was discovered. Goshenite Gems are mined in several countries

including Brazil, America, and Canada. This gemstone is also durable with a rate of 7.5 to 8 based on the

Mohs scale of mineral hardness.

Last but the least is the Garnet Gemstones. Garnets are a group of silicon mineral. This Gemstone also

has a variety of colours but the most popular is the colourless Garnet gemstone because of its quality to

be an affordable alternative gem for the expensive diamonds. Garnets hardness rate between 6.5 to 7.5

based on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Other colourless gems like Goshenite and white topaz,

still has a higher sturdiness property than the gemstone Garnet.