What Is Moissanite?
The sparkle and shine of a diamond is something all women admire, but not all can afford. EcoMoissanite presents to you its unique moissanite gem. Our lab grown gemstone has all the brilliance and fire of a diamond for less than a quarter of its price. Moissanite was introduced as lab-grown gem of exceptional quality during the 90s. Since then, it has been gaining popularity and is used extensively in the production of jewelry such as engagement rings, earrings, pendants and bracelets.
A Nobel Prize-winning scientist from France, Dr. Henri Moissan, first discovered moissanite in 1893. Since moissanite came from a meteor found in Arizona, there are almost no supplies of this mineral left on earth. For this reason, all moissanite gems today are lab grown. However, don't be fooled into thinking that moissanite is just another diamond imitation. As a gem, Moissanite is similar to a diamond, and some say superior. It's transparent, very durable and harder than Rubies, Sapphires, and Emeralds. Moissanite is scratch resistant, virtually unbreakable, hardly ever chips, and has a higher index of refraction (brilliance) than a diamond. It also sells for a fraction of the price of a diamond.
Moissanite gems are known to be as strong and resilient as traditional diamonds. In fact, moissanite ranks only second in terms of hardness. Diamonds are ranked first. Unlike diamonds, moissanite gems are almost always colorless. Also, moissanite is so similar to traditional diamonds that many professional jewelers are unable to distinguish moissanite diamond jewelry from traditional diamond jewelry.
it can be cast into more intricate jewelry designs as higher temperatures can be used in the crafting process. This also means that the precise cut and shaping of the Moissanite stone is so consistent that every jewel's brilliance will be at its best. All in all, Moissanite is not merely an ethical substitute for diamond, it is arguably a better mineral than diamond for use and look in jewelry, especially when creating spectacular engagement rings to last a lifetime of marriage.
Moissanite has some wonderful properties that make it perfect for jewelry. It is so brilliant and sparkles more than diamond. Diamonds consist of imperfections that must be measured but moissanite is created perfectly with no cloudiness, no inclusions and no problems. This explains why when choosing a diamond you have to properly examine it so you will be aware of any imperfections it has but with a moissanite you do not have to such examination as you are rest assured that it is perfect and flawless.
When it comes to moissanite jewelry, the round brilliant cut tends to be the most common. Moissanite gems and jewelry are also available in more elaborate cuts such as castle, cushion, oval, princess, marquise, and trillion cuts. In addition, all moissanite diamond jewelry is graded for clarity. As for color, nearly all moissanite gems and jewelry are completely void of color and tend to sparkle more than a traditional diamond. Moissanite jewelry also differs from traditional diamonds in terms of carats. For instance, all jewels and gems have their own densities. A moissanite diamond or gem has a specific gravity of 3.21 grams per cubic centimeter. Therefore, a round brilliant moissanite jewel the size of 6.5 mm would be equal to 0.88 carats.
Moissanite jewelry can only be purchased from authorized jewelers. Many of these jewelers also showcase and sell their moissanite jewelry online. A moissanite diamond or gem of high quality usually is priced at about $525 per carat. When purchasing moissanite jewelry, owners receive an EcoMoissanite certificate of authenticity and a limited lifetime warranty.
Why Is Moissanite So Popular?
Is there any wonder why moissanite is makings such a big splash in the jewelry industry? As colorless stones go even diamonds can’t match the beauty of moissanite, not to mention the cost. With brilliance, fire, and mystery trapped in the heart of every gem, moissanite is simply unequaled by any other stone.
Can Moissanite Be Categorized As A Diamond?
Moissanite is not a diamond, but it can be confusing because it cannot be easily distinguished from a diamond with the naked eye. In fact, it so hard to recognize the difference, that even under a microscope it’s hard to tell what is moissanite and what is diamond. To tell the difference you need to visit a gemologist, who uses all types of special tools, in order to come to a conclusion.
How Is Moissanite Made?
Single-crystal moissanite is made and manufactured via a patented thermal growing process. The process is extremely hard and difficult to perform and is done by only by a handful of companies in the world.
How Is Moissanite Graded?
Our company grades its moissanite on the GIA’s diamond grading scale. We offer VVS1 found in a near colorless form that is highly dispersive and brilliant. For clarity grading purposes every jewel is examined using a 10x loupe for damage or inclusions that may affect its optical performance.
How Do I care for my ring?
Caring for moissanite jewelry is simple. Since moissanite gems and jewelry are as tough and durable as diamonds, they can also be cleaned the same way. When using a homemade cleaning solution for moissanite jewelry, be sure to use one part ammonia and six parts water. An even easier way to clean moissanite jewelry is to use any commercial non-acid based jewelry cleaner.
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