Moissanite Rings: A Brilliant Gemstone with Enduring Benefits
In the realm of gemstones, moissanite has emerged as a stunning alternative to traditional diamonds. With its remarkable brilliance, exceptional durability, and ethical origins, moissanite rings have captivated the hearts of many people seeking engagement rings. Our specialty at Posy Fine Jewellery is creating custom engagements rings. We find that many are choosing moissanite rings for their themselves. Here, we’re going to look at what moissanite is, explore its numerous benefits and find out if a moissanite ring might be the right choice for you.
What is Moissanite?
Discovered by French chemist Henri Moissan in 1893, moissanite is a naturally occurring mineral composed of silicon carbide (SiC). Originally found in meteorites, moissanite crystals are now exclusively created in laboratories, ensuring ethical production practices and a more sustainable supply chain.
Moissanite’s Striking Characteristics
Moissanite’s refractive index surpasses that of any other gemstone, including diamonds. Its exceptional ability to disperse light leads to an unparalleled fire and brilliance, creating dazzling displays of rainbow-colored flashes.
Moissanite ranks 9.25 on the Mohs scale of hardness, second only to diamonds. This impressive durability ensures that moissanite can withstand daily wear and tear without scratching or chipping easily, making it suitable for engagement rings and other jewelry pieces.
While the hardness and durability of larger moissanite do indeed prevent them from scratching or chipping easily, we find that this is not the case for small (or “melee”) moissanite. We encourage our clients to use lab grown diamond melee instead of melee moissanite as it is less likely to chip.
Moissanite crystals have an incredible clarity, with few to no internal flaws or inclusions. This pristine appearance contributes to their exceptional brilliance and allows them to reflect light with minimal obstruction.
Compared to diamonds, moissanite offers an affordable alternative without compromising on beauty or quality. Its more accessible price point allows people to choose larger carat sizes or explore intricate designs without exceeding their budget.
Benefits of Moissanite
Ethical and Sustainable
As lab-created gemstones, moissanites are an ethical choice for conscientious consumers. Moissanite production consumes fewer resources, reduces carbon emissions, and minimizes the ecological footprint associated with diamond mining. Opting for moissanite helps preserve natural ecosystems and reduces the demand for diamond extraction.
Moissanite gemstones offer a wide range of shape, size, and color options. This versatility allows individuals to select the perfect stone to match their personal style and preference, making each piece of moissanite jewellery unique and distinctive.
Moissanite’s exceptional beauty, combined with its affordability, offers excellent value for money. With its striking appearance and remarkable durability, moissanite will retain its brilliance and allure for years to come.
Moissanite Rings as Engagement Rings
What Kind of Moissanite do you Recommend?
Charles and Colvard are the originators of moissanite and pioneered the new bright, white moissanite called “Forever One”.
We are also keen supporters of Canadian small business and are impressed with the quality of Harro Gem.
Is a Moissanite Ring Right for Me?
Ultimately the choice will depend on your preferences. Whether those preferences are environmental or aesthetic, moissanite and moissanite rings will appeal to a wide range of people. Moissanite is an exceptional gemstone that embodies beauty, durability, and ethical consciousness. Its remarkable brilliance, superior hardness, and affordability make it an attractive alternative to traditional diamonds.
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