Harder than the dark blue sapphire, the dappled green emerald or the delicate red ruby, and even more dazzling than the diamond itself, moissanite is a precious stone like no other. The extravagant moissanite gemstone was discovered a hundred years ago and ever since, it has been a subject of intrigue and huge interest for fine-jewelry enthusiasts.
The belief says that moissanite is a gemstone born from the starts. This groundbreaking discovery was made by the acclaimed French scientist Dr. Henri Moissan, a discovery that brought him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Initially, Moissan believed that what he found were diamond particles, but later he determined that the crystals were made of silicon carbide. And this is how the wonderful moissanite gemstone was born and today, it takes part of the most awe-inspiring jewels for both ladies and gentlemen.
What are the most remarkable benefits of moissanite?
As an enthralling gemstone, moissanite is notably less expensive than the other members of the precious-stone family.
Rated 9.25 on the Mohs scale of hardness, jewelry pieces “spiced up” with the presence of moissanite are suitable for everyday wear, even for those with an active lifestyle.
* Eco - Friendly
Moissanite is laboratory-created with the lowest environmental impact.
One of the most captivating moissanite qualities is its out-of-this-world brilliance. Surprisingly but truly, the moissanite gemstone reflects more brilliance and power that the diamond itself. A poet would describe this unique moissanite effect as a heavenly dance of sparkles of light that bring delight to all senses.
The one-of-a-kind beauty of moissanite creates the most alluring pieces of high-quality jewelry, like this magnificent Curved Oval Moissanite & Diamond Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold. This star-studded ring is accentuated with a 2/5-carat moissanite center and it is made with the highest levels of precision and expertise.
… something more about moissanite…
Featuring a 2.65 - 2.69 refractive index, the mossanite gemstone is also crowned with the attribute “World’s Most Brilliant Gem”. Thanks to its spectacular dispersion grade that is 2.4 times greater than the fire of the diamond, moissanite jewelry bends light into luscious flashes of fires in rainbow nuances. Simply said, by day and by night, the striking brilliance of the moissanite gemstone is nothing, but absolutely spectacular. And remember, the bigger the moissanite stone, the greater the tantalizing “disco-ball effect”.
What is even more amazing about moissanite gems is the fact that their fire and brilliance will last eternally. Yes, that is completely true – the magnetic sparkle that makes moissanite gemstones so dear and luxurious will never dull or fade. Moreover, high-quality moissanite is almost impossible to scratch, chip or break. Hence, the reason why it is classified as one of the hardest substances on the planet. And contrary to diamonds, jewelry pieces made out of pure moissanite are sustainable and conflict-free.
What about the color? Generally, the moissanite gemstone is categorized as “colorless”, but it is likely to project a kind of grayish or yellow hue in certain lights. Once again, the bigger the gem, the more distinctive the color.
Written by: Liljana Tomova