Benefits of Moissanite
Moissanite is lab created with minimal environmental impact.
Moissanite is less expensive per carat than many other gemstones.
Moissanite hardness of 9.25, suitable for daily wear.
What is Moissanite?
Moissanite is a gemstone born from the stars. It was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, who later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He discovered microscopic particles of the gem that would eventually bear his name in Arizona, in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth. He initially thought that he had discovered diamonds, but later determined that the crystals were composed of silicon carbide.
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.Possessing fire, brilliance and luster that far surpasses even that of a diamond, Moissanite twinkles and sparkles unlike any gemstone on earth.
Moissanite is engineered to give the illusion of similarity to diamonds, but is compositionally and visually quite different from a real diamond. The durability, brilliance, and color of the two gems are quite distinct.
Moissanite is often refered as the worlds most brilliant gemstone.
Moissanite vs. Diamonds
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The 4Cs of Moissanite
The traditional 4C model is a great tool to understand how a diamond’s four main characteristics affect its price and appearance.Moissanite 4Cs = Cut + Carat + Clarity + Color.Although moissanite looks very similar to a diamond, it’s much more than simply an “affordable diamond alternative”. It’s a striking gemstone that’s gaining popularity as a great centre stone option for engagement rings.
Moissanite uses the same color grading scale as diamonds. The color range starts at D (colorless) and then trickles down the alphabet all the way to Z which will be prominently yellow or brown. As you move from one letter to the next the prominence and intensity of the color tint very slightly intensifies.
Since ReadYourHeart® moissanite is essentially lab-created using natural elements, we are able to monitor the entire process and ensure the highest quality gemstone with the greatest care in regards to "Clarity."
There’s no excuse or reason for a ReadYourHeart Jewelry Moissanite’s cut grade to be anything but “Very Good”. Although marginal, moissanite has a higher reflective and dispersion index than a diamond. A perfectly cut moissanite will have more fire and brilliance than a diamond!
Moissanite Carat weights
Moissanite uses the same colour grading scale as diamonds.To make size comparisons with diamonds easier the moissanite industry decided to express the weight of moissanite in equivalent diamond weight.
Moissanite is the most popular diamond alternative.
Why Choose Moissanite?
If you are looking for a less expensive choice than diamonds, but want a similar visual effect, you want to consider moissanite. Moissanite is an economical gemstone choice when shopping for a dazzling option to natural and lab diamonds. Although considerably more affordable than natural diamonds, a simulated diamond (moissanite) does have a sparkle that can hold the eye of any jewelry lover. Not only does moissanite engage the eye, but this lovely stone, second in hardness only to diamond, will retain its sparkle, resist wear, and maintain color.Shop Moissanites