Moissanite gets its name from French scientist Henri Moissan, the first person to correctly identify silicon carbide in its mineral form. Moissanite shines brighter than a precious stone or any other gemstone, and is actually, more advanced than other gemstones in lots of ways. Moissanite is a gemstone born from the stars.
Birthstone and Anniversaries
Moissanite resembles Diamonds closely, with a few key differentiators, one which being price. Given their similarities, while Diamonds will be the birthstone for April, Moissanite can be used as an alternative option.
Meaning and Lore
Being one of the rarest minerals within nature, and because of the fact that it was uncovered in a meteorite, Moissanite is referred to as a “gemstone born from the stars”, and is valued because of its tenacious brilliance.
An essential factor of moissanite is dispersion – the power of a gemstone to throw light, also known as its fire. The dispersion of moissanite is incredibly high (nearly 2.4 times higher than diamonds), making it typically the most popular among diamonds simulants.
Moissanite is also incredibly durable – it is exceedingly resistant to cracks, chips and scratches, making it a favorite choice for everyday use. An excellent quality Moissanite will sparkle with fire!
Classic moissanite is not colourless, however, with regards to the size of the stone, smaller variants seems so. Hence we recommend using Moissanites which are bigger than 5MM i.e. ½ carat Moissanite Engagement Rings or larger.
Top quality Moissanites (like the Super Premium grade Diamondère uses) will have a luster equal to a precious stone of color D,E,F (that are some of the best possible diamonds recognized to mankind).
“It really is hard to share with a diamonds and a good quality Moissanite apart!”
Moissanite is a stable and heat resistant material that may be treated with heat to improve its colour. The many options include light green, dark green and colourless, but it could be treated to almost any color of your decision.
Cut quality is very crucial for a gemstone. Maximum light must pass through the stone and return. If light is out the trunk, the stone appears full and lifeless. Moissanite’s high dispersion level, helps it be easily the best stone to cut, and also have immense fire. Cuts should be clean and minimal, and Moissanite’s insufficient fracture points permits precision cutting every time. A properly cut Moissanite yields a sparkling and lively stone.
Clarity & Luster
All gemstones involve some inclusions. In Moissanite, tiny, clear pipe like inclusions are available. The greater the inclusions, the lower the worthiness of the stone.
Moissanite always yields highest fire with good colour, clarity and cut. It is also offered by a fraction of a cost of an diamond. So, a relatively large size Moissanite stone can be chosen for jewellery, at a fairly economical cost.
Natural moissanite is incredibly scarce, and so most the Moissanite in use today is synthetic, and labratory created.
To completely clean moissanite jewellery at home, take a plate of warm soapy water, using liquid handwash. No hard detergents are recommended. Brush gently with a toothbrush and rinse it.