What is the difference between VVS, moissanite, CZ, and natural diamonds?

VVS, moissanite, CZ, and natural diamonds

Are you confused by all the diamond-related terms out there? It's normal. There are a lot of diamond-related terms out there. It's hard to track them all, and it doesn't help that some sound like they're just made up. As a diamond vendor, we talk to many people confused by the different terms they come across. What are VVS, Moissanite, CZ, and natural diamonds? Instead of having our customers try to put it together themselves, we wrote a quick guide for them. 

So read on for a breakdown of diamond names, along with some common misconceptions!


What are VVS Diamonds?


VVS diamonds

VVS diamonds are very, very slightly included. They have inclusions that are extremely difficult to see with the naked eye but can be seen with a magnifying glass or microscope. VVS diamonds are graded on a scale from I to SI2, where SI stands for slight inclusion, and SI1 is very slightly included.

There's a lot of confusion out there about what exactly "very slightly included" means, so let's break it down:

A VVS diamond has minor inclusions that you can't see without a microscope. 

It means that if you were looking at a VVS diamond through 10x magnification, you would see some tiny lines of imperfection or other imperfections in the shape of the diamond. You might also see some tiny spots on its surface—these are inclusions! And while they're complicated to see with the naked eye (even under 10x magnification), they're still there.

These are the most beautiful diamonds around. VVS stands for "very, very small inclusions." That means they have fewer imperfections than other diamonds (which makes them more expensive). If you're looking for a diamond engagement ring, this is the kind to go for!

VVS diamonds are the rarest of the four types of diamonds. They are graded according to their clarity, measured on a scale from VS1 to VVS2.

The difference between VVS and VS is subtle, but it's there. If you have an eye for detail, you'll be able to tell the difference between the two. If you don't have an eye for detail, you're probably better off going with a VS diamond instead of a VVS diamond.

How Much Are VVS Diamonds?

VVS diamonds are a step above the standard diamond and are graded on a diamond grading scale. Regarding the 4Cs of diamonds (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight), VVS diamonds have an excellent cut grade, good color grade, and an eye-visible clarity grade. A diamond's clarity makes it sparkle and shine like no other gemstone. This characteristic makes VVS diamonds so desirable among many people looking for a diamond engagement ring or any other jewelry piece with diamonds.

The best place to get customized jewelry is Asorock watches. We offer premium components and crafts for a fair price. We provide a wide range of services, and our team of skilled jewelers at Asorock can make anything your imagination may create, from conventional rings to iced-out VVS diamond pendants

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When you buy a piece of customized VVS jewelry from Asorock, you'll get a piece of jewelry that will not only last you for years but also make your loved one happy every day. We pride ourselves on being able to make jewelry custom-made specifically for our clients by using only the best quality materials available on the market today. We understand how important it is to have something truly unique and special made just for each of our client's needs, so we work hard each day, trying our best to come up with new ideas that will help us offer even more beautiful pieces than before.

What is Moissanite?


Moissanite is a manufactured mineral that was first discovered in 1893. It was named after Henri Moissan, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist who identified the mineral in Arizona. The mineral has a hardness of 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, which means other gemstones can scratch it with a hardness of 9 or higher. One reason you should always purchase moissanite with a certificate of authenticity that states its exact hardness.

Moissanite comes in many colors: white, pink, yellow, green, and blue. It has an internal hexagonal structure that gives it its brilliance and fire (sparkle). Synthetic diamond is so named because it replicates the physical properties of natural diamonds but lacks the latter's inherent defects. It's an incredibly durable stone used in rings and other jewelry pieces like necklaces or bracelets. It looks like natural diamonds but costs less than half as much! 

Moissanite Diamonds are a popular alternative to conventional diamonds. They are created in a lab and have many of the same properties as traditional diamonds, but they are far more affordable. Moissanite diamonds are also much harder than your average diamond, making them an excellent choice for those who want something that will last for years without losing its shine or luster. 

However, unlike natural diamonds, it's made with silicon carbide rather than carbon. It can be created at lower temperatures than natural diamonds and does not require any hydrogen atoms to form its crystal structure.

How Much Are Moissanite?

Moissanite diamonds are a popular alternative to natural diamonds. They look just like the real thing but at a fraction of the price. But how much are moissanite diamonds, exactly?

Let's break it down: 

The cost of a moissanite diamond depends on the size and shape of your ring. You can expect to pay anywhere from $75-$200 per carat for a round cut stone. That's about half what you would pay for an equivalent-sized natural diamond!

You may also want to consider purchasing loose stones instead of mounting them in a ring—this will save you even more money! When you think of moissanite, what do you picture? A simple ring? An engagement ring? A pendant dripping with diamonds and gold? 
We can help you create that vision and more. Check Asorock Watches for their custom-made moissanite pieces of jewelry.Asorock Custom watch

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What is CZ or Cubic zirconia?

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 A synthetic gemstone that looks very similar to a diamond. It is made by mixing zirconium dioxide and other metals with carbon. In its natural form, cubic zirconia has a grey or brownish color. Still, it can also be created in yellow, blue, and pink hues by adding specific chemicals during the manufacturing process. 

Cubic zirconia Diamonds are not natural diamonds; they're just imitations that look similar to diamonds. They are often used as a substitute for diamonds in jewelry because they're cheaper than natural diamonds and can be created in any rainbow color (though yellowish-white is the most popular). It's rare to find cubic zirconia Diamonds that are colorless or transparent - they usually have some tint or hue to them that makes them stand out from natural diamonds. 

However, if you want an affordable alternative to buying expensive natural diamonds, then cubic zirconia Diamonds may be suitable!

How much is the Natural Diamond Cost?

Natural diamonds are the most expensive type of diamond. They are mined from the ground and have a wide range of colors, clarity, cut, and carat weight. Natural diamonds are rare, costing more than other diamond types.

Natural diamonds cost more than all other diamonds because they are the rarest diamond on Earth. Natural diamonds are formed in the Earth's crust and can be over a billion years old. Natural diamonds are mined in a variety of locations around the world. 


Hopefully, this post has offered you some clarity into the differences between these four popular gemstones. With so many factors to consider, choosing a stone with which you'll be delighted can be challenging. But before making any final decisions, remember that there is no one correct answer when selecting a gemstone. 

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Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. VVS and moissanite are comparable in terms of quality, while CZ and natural diamonds are comparable in price. If you're shopping for an engagement ring or a piece of jewelry for yourself, Asorock watches craft premium custom pieces at fair, affordable prices. We'll bring your ideas to life, from chains to rings to anything your imagination thinks of. We hope that this article has given you some insight into the different options available.

For more information, visit Asorock watches for their affordable custom-made jewelry pieces. You can also check their Instagram.

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