Does moissanite hold its value?

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If you need to resell your Moissanite Engagement ring, or wedding set, at some point, what kind of resale value can you expect? Many believe that diamonds appreciate in value over time, but do they? And what about Moissanite?

Will Moissanite go up in value? Moissanite is not likely to increase in value, but neither is a typical diamond. Both generally resell at a substantial loss-especially if they’re resold soon after being purchased. Because Moissanite is much less expensive, the total risk of loss is often lower than it is with a more expensive diamond.

Firstly you need to know what is a Moissanite Diamond:

Moissanite is a diamond simulant made of silicon carbide. A diamond simulant is a stone that has a similar appearance to a diamond, but is not a real diamond. It is very difficult to tell apart a diamond & moissanite, making moissanite a common diamond alternative.

Moissanite was originally discovered in a meteor crater in 1893 by scientist Henri Moissan. He mistakenly believed the crystals he found were diamonds. Naturally occurring moissanite is extremely rare. Because of this, most of the moissanite on the market is lab grown. It can take 2-3 months to create a single moissanite stone in a lab.

If you are looking for a less expensive choice than diamonds, but want a similar visual effect, you want to consider moissanite. Moissanite is an economical gemstone choice when shopping for a dazzling option to natural and lab diamonds. Although considerably more affordable than natural diamonds, a simulated diamond (moissanite) does have a sparkle that can hold the eye of any jewelry lover. Not only does moissanite engage the eye, but this lovely stone, second in hardness only to diamond, will retain its sparkle, resist wear, and maintain color.

Moissanite is not likely to increase in value, but neither is a typical diamond. Both generally resell at a substantial loss-especially if they’re resold soon after being purchased. Because Moissanite is much less expensive, the total risk of loss is often lower than it is with a more expensive diamond.