What is Moissanite and Moissanite vs Diamond

After years of research and science breakthroughs ReadYourHeart have created the perfect created Moissanite to be available for all fine jewelry needs. Moissanite is tougher and will not chip as easily or lose brilliance as fast thus making it an excellent choice for buyers looking for amazing jewelry at an exceptional value.

Benefits of Moissanite

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Mining Free

Moissanite is lab created with minimal environmental impact.

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Moissanite is less expensive per carat than many other gemstones.

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Moissanite hardness of 9.25, suitable for daily wear.

What is Moissanite?

Woman’s hand with multiple white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold moissanite engagement rings on her fingers

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.

Woman’s hand with multiple white gold, rose gold, and yellow gold moissanite engagement rings on her fingers

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

Comparison Diamond Moissanite
R.I(Brilliance) 2.42 2.69
Fire(Dispersion) 0.044 0.104
Luster 17.20% 20.40%
Hardness 10 9.25
Toughness Good Excellent
Heat Resistance High Very High
Price 1 1/10

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 Colors

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.

Moissanite Clarity

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."

Moissanite Cut

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?

Moissanite=More Sparkle + Less Budget
Surprise her with a stunning Moissanite engagement ring, and give her so much more sparkle than that of a traditional diamond. A romantic Moissanite ring will be a unique heirloom she will treasure forever.
Better Made
Moissanite is one of the rarest minerals found in nature. We've made it our mission to deliver you an artfully crafted and eternally brilliant gemstone.
Moissanite is less expensive per carat than many other gemstones. It is perfect for couples who are looking to achieve a superior look to diamonds but pay far less.
Moissanite is a 9.25 on the Moh's scale, so it is suitable for everyday wear. Composed of carbon and silicon, the moissanite crystal is extremely resistant to scratching, chipping and breaking.
Eco Friendly
Moissanite is lab created with minimal environmental impact. We prioritize environmental and ethical responsibility in the creation of our 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


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