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Moissanite Gemstone

A rarer gemstone than Diamond.

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Introduction

Henri Moissan, a Nobel Prize-winning French chemist, found Moissanite in Arizona in 1893. The first Moissanite sample was discovered within a meteorite crater, and since then, the gemstone has been very popular.

A gemstone's brilliance is defined by its ability to reflect white light.

The Refractive Index (RI) of a gem measures how much light it reflects. Moissanite is unique from diamonds because it reflects more light. Moissanite is also less sensitive to catching dirt than diamonds and stays more brilliant between cleanings.

Stones are measured by hardness because the harder they are, the more difficult they are to scratch. Moissanite loose stones have a rating of 9.25 on the Mohs hardness scale.

New Arrivals in Moissanite

Moissanite Bypass Ring in Two Tone Platinum And Gold  Overlay Sterling Silver
Moissanite Bypass Ring in Two Tone Platinum And Gold Overlay Sterling Silver
£79.99
One Time Close Out Deal- 9K White Gold Moissanite (166 Facets) Solitaire Ring 3.38 Ct.
One Time Close Out Deal- 9K White Gold Moissanite (166 Facets) Solitaire Ring 3.38 Ct.
£299.99
One Time Close Out Deal- 9K White Gold Moissanite (166 Facets) Solitaire Pendant 4.58 Ct.
One Time Close Out Deal- 9K White Gold Moissanite Solitaire Pendant 4.58 Ct.
£249.99
9K White Gold Moissanite Full Eternity Ring
9K White Gold Moissanite Full Eternity Ring
£229.99
9K Yellow Gold Moissanite Full Eternity Ring
9K Yellow Gold Moissanite Full Eternity Ring
£229.99
Moissanite Ring in Platinum Overlay Sterling Silver 3.65 Ct.
Moissanite Halo Ring in Platinum Plated Sterling Silver 3.65 Ct
£149.99 £139.99
Champagne Moissanite and White Moissanite Ring in Vermeil Yellow Gold Overlay Sterling Silver 1.13 C
Champagne Moissanite Halo Ring with White Moissanite Ring in Vermeil Yellow Gold Plated Sterling Silver 1.13 Ct.
£79.99
9K White Gold Moissanite Stud Earrings with Push Back 2.37 Ct.
9K White Gold Moissanite Stud Earrings with Push Back 2.37 Ct.
£199.99
9K Yellow Gold Moissanite Stud Earrings with Push Back 2.33 Ct.
9K Yellow Gold Moissanite Stud Earrings with Push Back 2.33 Ct.
£199.99
Moissanite Ring in Vermeil Yellow Gold Overlay Sterling Silver 3.65 Ct.
Moissanite Ring in Vermeil Yellow Gold Overlay Sterling Silver 3.65 Ct.
£149.99 £139.99
Moissanite Star Pendant in Vermeil Gold Overlay Sterling Silver 1.04 Ct.
Moissanite Star Pendant in Vermeil Gold Plated Sterling Silver 1.04 Ct.
£69.99
Moissanite Star Pendant in Platinum Overlay Sterling Silver 1.04 Ct.
Moissanite Star Pendant in Platinum Plated Sterling Silver 1.04 Ct.
£69.99
9K Yellow Gold Moissanite Solitaire Ring 2.69 Ct.
9K Yellow Gold Moissanite Solitaire Ring 2.69 Ct.
£359.99
9K White Gold Moissanite Pendant 8.13 Ct.
9K White Gold Moissanite Pendant 8.13 Ct.
£469.99
9K Yellow Gold Moissanite Pendant 8.13 Ct.
9K Yellow Gold Moissanite Pendant 8.13 Ct.
£469.99
Personalised Engravable Moissanite Solitaire Band Ring in Platinum Plated Sterling Silver
Personalised Engravable Moissanite Solitaire Band Ring in Platinum Plated Sterling Silver
£39.99
Persoanalised Engravable Moissanite Ring in Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver 0.45 Ct.
Persoanalised Engravable Moissanite Wishbone Ring in Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver
£39.99
Personalised Engravable Moissanite Crescent Moon Open Ring in Platinum Overlay Sterling Silver 1.02 Ct.
Personalised Engravable Moissanite Crescent Moon Open Ring in Platinum Plated Sterling Silver 1.02 Ct.
£49.99
Personalised Engravable Moissanite Half Eternity Bangle Size 7.5 in Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver 4.00 Ct.
Personalised Engravable Moissanite Half Eternity Bangle Bracelet Size 7.5 in Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver 4.00 Ct.
£139.99
Moissanite Ring in Platinum Overlay Sterling Silver 1.96 Ct.
Moissanite Ring in Platinum Overlay Sterling Silver 1.96 Ct.
£89.99

Origin & Supply

The mineral moissanite was discovered by Henri Moissan while examining rock samples from a meteor crater located in Canyon Diablo, Arizona, in 1893. After that, Shefa Yamim, an Israeli exploration and mining business, discovered approximately 2,500 natural moissanite crystals in the last 14 years. The crystals were found in primary and alluvial deposits along the Kishon River in northern Israel, near Haifa.

Facts

  • Moissanite is More Brilliant than Diamonds!
  • Moissanite has Superior Heat Resistance.
  • Moissanite is Harder than Sapphires and Rubies.
  • Naturally Occurring Moissanite is Rarer than Diamonds.
  • Moissanite has Incredible Value.

Properties of Moissanite

It is believed that Moissanite gemstone was born from the stars. Because natural Moissanite is extremely uncommon, all Moissanite accessible today is lab-created. However, after many years of trial and error, particles were successfully synthesized to make one of the world's most brilliant diamonds.

  • Durability: With a hardness of 9.25 Mohs, moissanite gemstone is one of the hardest stones on the planet.
  • Brilliance: Moissanites have a distinct type of radiance from diamonds. Some people adore Moissanite's brilliant rainbow flashes, while others believe that Moissanite's excellent brightness can produce a "disco-ball" look, especially in the sunshine.
  • Colour: While Moissanite is classified as "colourless," the gems can exhibit a yellow or grey hue in proper lighting.

FAQ's

Is Moissanite a real gemstone?

It was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, wholater won a Nobel prize. From a meteorite, he discovered microscopic particles of the gem, and after many tests in the lab, he created Moissanite.

Will moissanite pass diamond tester?

Unlike imitation diamonds and other gemstones, Moissanite is also a good heat conductor. As a result, when tested using a diamond tester that measures heat conductivity, Moissanite will pass as a diamond.

Is Moissanite as good as a diamond?

Moissanite is the second hardest to diamonds on the Mohs hardness scale. It ranks 9.25 on the Mohs scale of hardness.

Is Moissanite a fake diamond?

Moissanite is a silicon carbide diamond simulant. A diamond simulant is a stone that resembles a diamond but is not a genuine diamond.

Is Moissanite lab-grown?

Although both lab-grown diamonds and Moissanite are man-made, they have extremely distinct chemical makeup and characteristics. Moissanites are nearly as hard as lab-grown diamonds, with a Mohs hardness rating of 9.25. As a result, they are extremely durable and ideal for regular use.

Is Moissanite an acceptable engagement ring?

Yes! Moissanite is among the most ethical, sustainable engagement ring choices out there.