Moissanite: The Diamond Replacement
What is a Moissanite.
Moissanite is a mineral silicon carbide first discovered in 1893.
It became popular due to it's hardness and optical properties.
The crystalline structure is very similar to that of a diamond, allowing moissanite to withstand extremely high pressures. Colors vary widely and are graded from D to K range on the diamond color grading scale. Some of a Moissanite’s optical properties exceed those of diamond making it a great diamond alternative. Its lower price and smaller environmental impact make it a popular alternative to diamonds.
Moissanite Quick Facts:
9.25 to 9.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale (Diamond 10) making it one of the hardest substances on earth.
Moissanites used in Jewellery today are all synthetic.
Moissanite has a refractive index of between 2.65 and 2.69 which is higher than a diamond.
Moissanites are graded according to color similar to a diamond.
Here are a few of our recent Engagement Rings using Moissanite Stones