Moissanite Education

Moissanite Education

Moissanites, the celestial cousin of diamond is a recent discovery and initially thought to have come from space. Later it was found to be Silicon Carbide which gives it a resemblance of diamond. It was discovered by the French Nobel Prize winning scientist, Henri Moissan in a meteorite crater. Moissanites are rarer than diamonds and it is the main reason why you would only find the lab created version of the same.


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Why We Love Moissanite


1

Brilliant Than Diamond

Due to the different faceting pattern, moissanites tend to be more fiery and observed to possess unique brilliance with rainbow-colored pattern.

2

Durable

Rating 9.25 on Mohs Scale, moissanites are only slightly less hard than diamonds yet harder than all other gemstones, making it durable.

3

Affordable

Moissanites offer great affordability by costing 90% less than a natural diamond of the same size and grade.

 

Quality Factors


COLOR

Color

Moissanites will be preferred for their colorless appearance but may sometimes have a slight yellow or gray tint when viewed under certain lights.


CLARITY

Clarity

Moissanites available in the market for crafting jewelry tend to be clean and free from any noticeable inclusions.


CUT

Cut

Like diamonds, cut of moissanite account for the fire or brilliance of the moissanite. Being quite hard, moissanite can be cut into all the possible shapes.


CARAT WEIGHT

carat

Higher carat weights are somewhat rare in case of moissanites and if found then would cost much higher.


 

FAQ’S


How is a Moissanite formed?
  • Moissanite is made up of silicon carbide and natural moissanites are very rare, rarer than diamonds and rubies, since they are believed to be formed in the crater created by a meteor.  
  • Therefore, moissanites are created from silicon carbide (its natural counterpart) in the lab. It is created with the help of thermal decomposition of methylsilane. 
What is difference between lab grown and natural moissanite?
  • Although lab grown moissanites are same in the chemical composition, however, there are few differences based on price point, environmental damages and ethical concerns.
  • The Naturally occurring moissanites are so rare that they are now only created in labs to meet the demand of the sparkly cousin of Diamond.
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Where do natural moissanites come from?

Moissanites were first discovered in the rocks surrounding a meteor strike in Canyon Diablo, Arizona.

How to clean moissanite ring?

At home you can simply prepare a solution of warm water and basic dishwasher soap and soak your ring for about 20 to 40 minutes. However, if the ring has some residue you can make use of a very soft brush. Use of Chlorine or other harsh chemical, even some certified cleaners can damage your ring. Alternatively, you can prepare a mixture of 1/2 cup vinegar and 2 TSP baking soda and soak your ring into the solution for 2-3 hours then rinse it under cold water.

What is a moissanite certification?

The most common Diamond Certifications includes from GIA, AGS IGL, SGL, EGL, GSI and HRD labs. It is usually a document you receive on the behalf of the aforementioned 3rd party labs and can be used to describes a moissanite in all of its characteristics as well. Each and every party’s defining grounds may defer.

How much does a 1 Carat Moissanite cost?

On an average estimation, a 1 Carat moissanite would nearly cost $1390 per carat.

 

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