Moissanite and Lab Grown Diamonds: What are They?

What are Lab Grown Diamonds?

Lab Grown Diamonds are Real Diamonds that are Ethically Sourced, Environment Friendly, Conflict Free, and Socially Responsible. Scientifically, Lab Grown Diamonds are identical to Earth Mined Diamonds and they have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties. Yes, same beauty, same sparkle, same durability, and will last a lifetime! They are the same material (Carbon) and they act the same way under the same conditions. Lab Grown Diamonds are cultivated through the same crystallization process as Earth Mined Diamonds and they are both faceted and polished in exactly the same manner by skilled diamond cutters around the world. 

Lab Grown Diamonds have gained popularity around the world since it is accessible, cost-friendly, and a truly ethical diamond option. Lab Grown Diamonds are grown in a laboratory and its production process greatly reduces the bad environment impact of traditional mining and eliminates conflict mining, making it more cost-friendly than ever. 

The most important difference between Lab Grown and Earth Mined Diamonds, however, is much more than the Price! We at Lucce are passionate about creating beautiful yet ethical and eco-conscious engagement rings, wedding bands, and fine jewelry here in the Philippines. It is our mission to provide our dear clients with gemstones that are not associated with poor environment impact, humans right abuses, and labor trafficking. 


What is Moissanite? 

Moissanite is the most brilliant gemstone in the world and was discovered in a Meteorite Crater in 1893 by a scientist named Henri Moissan. The enchanting sparkle of this stone is sometimes referred to as “Moissanite fire” and is one of the most appreciated features of this jewel. It has maximum brilliance, flash and sparkle than any other jewel on earth. 

Moissanite is different from a diamond scientifically, but there are many similarities between them. Diamond is Carbon while Moissanite is Silicon Carbide. Both stones are extremely hard and appropriate for day-to-day wear. Both appear to be colorless and have exceptional sparkle and shine! Both are considered genuine stones for use in jewelry.

Since it is virtually improbable to have naturally occurring Moissanite in the surface of the earth, scientists discovered a way to grow Moissanite in a chemical laboratory. This scientific breakthrough was a pivotal moment and led to us being able to enjoy this one-of-a-kind gemstone. Since all Moissanite used in jewelry are grown in a laboratory and not earth-mined, you can be sure that it is conflict free, ethically sourced, and environment friendly.

Moissanite is not a Diamond, nor a fake Diamond. It is a totaly different gemstone. It has a combination of beauty and affordability that can't be matched making it a popular choice around the world. 


A Comparison of Lab Grown Diamonds and Moissanite

It is our mission to give our clients both beautiful, ethical, and cost-friendly options. We are not here to convince you In or Out of Lab Grown Diamonds or Moissanite. Both are lovely! We just want to present the facts and give you the right information to help you determine what fits your preference, values, lifestyle, and budget. 

Comparison Mined Diamond Lab Diamond Moissanite