Moissanite, a gemstone born from the stars, showcases brilliance akin to diamonds with a unique sparkle. Originally discovered in a meteorite, moissanite is now created in labs, offering an ethical and stunning diamond alternative. Known for its exceptional hardness and fire, moissanite adds a touch of celestial glamour to fine jewelry, making every piece a radiant and eco-friendly choice.
Origin: Moissanite is a naturally occurring mineral, but gem-quality moissanite used in jewelry is typically lab-grown. It was first discovered in 1893 by French chemist Henri Moissan in a meteor crater in Arizona.
Ethical & Sustainable: Lab-grown moissanite is considered an ethical and sustainable choice for those concerned about the environmental and ethical impact of gemstone mining. It is a conflict-free alternative to naturally mined gemstones.
Affordability: Moissanite is more affordable than diamonds, making it an attractive option for those seeking the look of a diamond without the high price tag. You can create your engagement ring with Moissanite for a fraction of the price of a natural diamond.
Composition: Moissanite is composed of silicon carbide (SiC) and is one of the hardest known substances.
Durability: It is second only to diamonds in hardness on the Mohs scale. With a hardness of 9.25 on the Mohs scale, moissanite is suitable for everyday wear, and its hardness makes it resistant to scratches and abrasions.
Brilliance: Moissanite's refractive index is higher than that of diamonds, resulting in exceptional brilliance and fire. Its ability to disperse light creates a stunning play of color, making it a popular choice for those seeking a gemstone with intense sparkle.
Color: Moissanite is available in several color grades, just like diamonds. Colorless is pure white like the rarest D-E-F diamonds. Near Colorless is G-H on the diamond color scale. There is also faintly colored in the J-K-L color range, perfect for antique and vintage ring styles. Fancy colored Moissanite is also available in pink, champagne, yellow, green, blue, brown and black.
Shapes & Sizes: Moissanite is available in various shapes and sizes, offering versatility in jewelry design. Common cuts include round brilliant, princess, cushion, and emerald cuts. Old European cuts, old mine cuts, elongated emerald and oval cuts and fancy shapes are also available.
Sourcing: We exclusively use Charles & Colvard Moissanite in all of our traditional designs as we believe it is the finest lab created diamond alternative in the world, with unsurpassed fire, brilliance and luster. Charles & Colvard Moissanite is guaranteed not to cloud or scratch and comes with a lifetime warranty. Fancy colored stones are sourced from a reputable manufacturer we've entrusted for over 15 years.
Whether chosen for its remarkable sparkle, ethical considerations, or budget-friendly appeal, Moissanite continues to gain popularity as a beautiful and sustainable alternative to traditional gemstones. Its unique properties make it an ideal choice for those seeking a distinctive and brilliant gemstone for their jewelry collection.
Any jewelry design can be made with Moissanite so don't hesitate to inquire. Explore our Moissanite collection.