22 July 2017

The Unspoken Beauty of Moissanite

Moissanite (/ˈmɔɪsənaɪt/)

So what exactly is moissanite; the ugly step-sister of the cinderella gem world? Think again! Incredibly rare and precious, moissanite is a beautifully natural gemstone born from a meteorite star that fell to Earth in 1893.

Originally thought to be the discovery of Diamond by French scientist Henri Moissan, it was soon revealed to be a crystal gemstone with very similar properties to Diamond but that was composed of silicon carbide.

Due to the natural composition of Moissanite, it has become a very scarce mineral worldwide making moissainte as we see it today almost entirely laboratory-grown. Through careful engineering and synthesis, moissanite delivers a similar illusion to the brilliance and enchantment of a diamond making the physical brilliance, durability and scintillating colour of these two gemstones akin in their elegance.  

Diamond quality is measured through its colour grading regardless of whether it is naturally sourced or grown within a lab. Diamonds have a natural base colour found without traces of brown or yellow tints which is what gives it its dazzling, bright white beauty. In comparison Moissanite stones are graded as 'colourless' which is why in certain lights, a yellow or green hue can be detected. Like a diamond, the smaller the moissanite stone, the more colourless it will appear. The larger the moissanite the more noticeable light reflections will become and the more identifiable the stone will be as a stimulant of diamond.

Forever Brilliant Moissanite is manufactured for those wanting a near-colourless stone like diamond, making it a beautiful alternative for engagement or eternity rings that are less yellow coloured and showcase a white brilliance like diamond. For a stone of ice white clarity ForeverOne moissanite, although limited in shape and size deliver a completely colourless and near perfect stone, parallel to the exceptional white clarity of diamond.

Measured as a 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness Diamond is renowned for its superior durability and is well established as the hardest mineral within the gemstone family. Due to this quality diamonds have traditionally been the go-to choice for both engagement and wedding rings due to their incredible durability for everyday wear. Measuring a hardness score of 9.25, moissanite is the second hardest mineral found amongst all gemstones besides diamonds. Due to its substantial ability to withstand surface scratching, moissanite is steadily gaining popularity as a chosen central stone for many engagement rings.

Whilst moissanite does not supersede the classic look of a diamond, it's remarkable brilliance and attractive price point in comparison to mined diamonds makes it is a stunning alternative to the classic diamond ring at a fraction of the cost.

As moissanite reflects white light incredibly well it can quite often sparkle at a higher degree of brilliance to diamond. With its unique dispersion of light and ability to attract less dust and grease on its surface, moissanite boasts a glorious radiance and glow in superior levels to all other gemstones.

With its arresting glow, inviting durability and gorgeous scintillation, immerse yourself into a new world of glitz, glamour and enchanting moissanite.

Love, Sarah

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