About Moissanite Diamonds


Moissanite is a gemstone composed of silicon carbide. It was first discovered in 1893 by French scientist Henri Moissan, from whom it takes its name. Initially found in a meteorite crater, natural moissanite is extremely rare. However, due to advancements in science and technology, moissanite are now created in laboratories for use in jewellery.

Lab-created moissanite is highly regarded for its brilliance, fire, and hardness, making it an excellent alternative to diamonds. In fact, moissanite possesses a higher refractive index than diamonds, resulting in exceptional sparkle and brilliance. It also ranks high on the Mohs scale of hardness, making it a durable gemstone suitable for everyday wear.

One of the key advantages of moissanite is its cost-effectiveness compared to diamonds. It offers a similar aesthetic appeal to diamonds but at a fraction of the price.

Due to its close resemblance to diamonds and its own unique optical properties, moissanite has gained popularity as a beautiful and sustainable gemstone option in the jewellery market.


Mined Diamonds: Mined diamonds, formed deep within the Earth's mantle over millions of years, are liked for their natural origin. They come in a wide range of colors, clarities, and cuts, each with its own appeal. Some people value the uniqueness and tradition associated with a natural diamond, appreciating the inherent beauty that comes from nature's geological processes. However, there is a real cost to the environment.

Lab-Created Diamonds: Lab-created diamonds are grown in controlled environments using advanced technological processes that replicate the conditions under which natural diamonds form. They have the same physical, chemical, and optical properties as mined diamonds. These diamonds can also exhibit exceptional beauty, sparkle, and brilliance, often identical to high-quality natural diamonds. Additionally, lab-created diamonds can be ethically and sustainably produced.

Factors Influencing Beauty:

  1. Brilliance and Sparkle: Both lab-created and mined diamonds can exhibit exceptional brilliance and sparkle, as they share the same crystal structure and refractive index.

  2. Color and Clarity: Mined diamonds can have a wide array of natural colors and clarity characteristics, while lab-created diamonds can be created in specific colors and clarity grades, often with fewer inclusions.


  1. Ethical Considerations: Boujee Ice find lab-created diamonds more beautiful due to the assurance of ethical sourcing and minimal environmental impact associated with their production.

  2. Cost: Lab-created moissanite diamonds are more affordable than comparable mined diamonds, making them an attractive option for those seeking affordable beauty.

Ultimately, the beauty of a diamond, whether lab-created or mined, is a matter of personal taste, values, and priorities. Some may prefer the natural history of mined diamonds, while others like Boujee Ice may prioritize ethical considerations and affordability offered by lab-created diamonds. 

All BOUJEE ICE Moissanite Diamonds are colourless Grade D gemstones, with VVS1 Clarity and come with a GRA Certificate to authenticate each Moissanite Diamond sold. Every Moissanite has its own unique number.


Because moissanites are made in laboratories, they don't have the large clarity imperfections that mined diamonds may contain. So, a moissanite diamond will always be clean to the eye, while mined diamonds may contain imperfections visible to the eye.


At a 10 on the Mohs Scale, diamond is well-known as the hardest material. Nothing but a diamond can scratch another diamond. With a hardness of 9.25, moissanite diamond is the second-hardest material gemstone. Unless you store your moissanite diamond with mined diamond jewelry, it's highly unlikely that it will get scratched.

Lab-Made Beauty

We believe at Boujee Ice that Lab created diamond are better for ethical reasons, sustainability and simply because you can get the aesthetic diamond you truly desire without the extreme expense. This is ultimately a personal choice. If you prefer a beautiful diamond that is made not mined, and you are looking for top quality then Boujee Ice delivers. Our gemstone jewellers are highly skilled with many years of experience and use the highest quality sourced materials. If you cannot see a style you like, send us an image or drawing of what you would like, and we will get it custom made by our jewellers.