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.

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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

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His and hers Wedding ring set with pear shape moissanite
Full eternity Moussanite Wedding Rings
White gold round soliraire moissanite ring and eternity band

Moissanite VS Diamond

Moissanite:
Durability
Measures the hardness of a gemstone on the Mohs Scale.
9.25 to 9.5. Extremely hard and durable. Perfect for everyday wear. But not indestructible.
Diamond:
10. The Hardest natural substance on earth. Also the hardest gemstone available.
Brilliance
Measures the way it reflects light. Basically the "bling" factor of a stone.
Between 2.65 and 2.69 on the refractive index. This gives it the appearance of having more sparkle compared to a diamond. It almost has a rainbow-like appearance.
A diamond has a white reflection not like that of ice or a snowflake in the sunlight. It also uses surface reflection to create its lustre.
Eco Impact
How the stone comes to be.
It's a very "Green" stone making it one of the most environmentally friendly stones out there. No mining is involved as every stone is created in a lab.
Diamonds are traditionally mined and have a heavy impact on the environment - until recently that is. Ethically mined diamonds are all the rage at the moment and we make sure to source our stones at the right place.
Price
What you pay
There's simply no comparison. Moissanites are substantially more cost effective. 
Diamond prices are very well regulated and pegged to the Dollar making it a great investment and hedge against other currency deflation.