WHAT IS MOISSANITE?
Moissanite is a new category of gemstones with fire, brilliance and luster more than any other gemstones in the world including diamonds!
Natural moissanite is incredibly rare, so moissanite available today is laboratory-created. After many years of trial and error, the particles Moissan discovered were successfully synthesized to produce what is now one of the world’s most scintillating gemstones.
Moissanite is a gemstone originally discovered in a meteor crater. So it’s literally a space rock.
Moissanite looks a lot like a diamond. They’re both clear and sparkly. But moissanite is not a fake diamond and shouldn’t be thought as one. It’s a beautiful gemstone in its own right.
Because of how much a moissanite looks like a diamond, it has become the most popular diamond alternative.
Moissanite Durability: On the Mohs scale, moissanite scores a 9.25, a very good score that makes it one of the hardest substances on earth, and very suitable for everyday wear as an engagement ring.
Moissanite Brilliance : Moissanites exhibit a different kind of brilliance than diamonds do, as their faceting pattern is different. The fiery, rainbow flashes emitted by moissanite are beloved by some, but others feel that moissanite’s heightened brilliance can create a “disco-ball” effect, especially in sunlight. The bigger the moissanite, the more likely it is that the difference will be noticeable. Moissanite has a refractive index from 2.65 – 2.69, which is higher than a diamond.
Moissanite Color: While moissanites are labeled as “colorless”, the gems can still project a yellow or grayish hue in certain lights. Here again, the larger the moissanite, the more noticeable the color.
Moissanite Price: For the same size from the top view, moissanites are dramatically lower in pricing than diamonds of that size. Moissanite gems typically vary in price only based on size and whether the stone is Premium or Super Premium.
Moissanite Sourcing: Because moissanites are lab-created, they are an appealing option for those seeking an eco-conscious gemstone as they require no mining.