Moissanite: The Diamond Replacement
What is a Moissanite.
Moissanite is a mineral silicon carbide first discovered in 1893.
It became popular due to its hardness and optical properties.
Moissanite is an extremely hard and durable substance that share a lot properties to that of a diamond. It has been around a while being discovered in its natural form way back in 1893.
A Moissanite is between 9.2 and 9.5 on the Mohs hardness scale making it one of the hardest substances available.
Moissanite colors are similar to those of a diamond although most are manufactured to be between D and I colors. Its refraction rate is also higher than that of a diamond making it sparkle and giving it high brilliance.
It's a great diamond alternative and costs a fraction of the price.
Moissanite Quick Facts:
Mohs Hardness Scale:
9.25 to 9.5 Mohs Hardness Scale (Diamond 10)
Made made through extremely complex procedures.
Higher refraction rate giving it more brilliance compared to a diamond.
Moissanites look so similar to diamonds that jewellers sometimes struggle to tell the difference.
Here are a few of our recent Engagement Rings using Moissanite Stones