The uncompromising qualities of the Moissanite
The ever-growing popularity of the moissanite as an alternative to the traditional diamond engagement ring has had many people asking the question: what is it that makes this gem so unique?
Moissanite is a gemstone that had its beginnings in the stars, when some 50,000 ago a meteorite crashed in Arizona, leaving a handful of crystal fragments in its wake. Due to the gem’s scarce availability, Henri Moissan – the scientist who first laid eyes on this fascinating gem that fell from the heavens – focused his work later in life in trying to recreate this mesmerizing mineral. After many years of trial and error, the particles Moissan discovered were successfully synthesized to produce what is now one of the world’s most brilliant minerals.
Gleaming, gorgeous and affordable, the moissanite prides itself as an environmentally friendly, hand-polished gem that can be just as timeless as a diamond. After all, choosing to go with a non-traditional center stone shouldn’t mean having to compromise on quality, beauty, cost, or durability.
- Starlight Rainbow Sparkle: The characteristic sparkle of Moissanite is a testament to its origin story and the superior science behind its creation. This space stone packs a high refractive index (2.65 compared to a diamond’s 2.42), emitting even more brilliance and fire than a diamond! The sparkles themselves are typically flashier and rather rainbow-colored when compared to the more colorless ones seen in diamonds.
- Stunning Clarity: Moissanites are seldom sold unless the clarity grade is equivalent to that of a diamond’s VS or above; meaning that there are no visibly distinguishable flaws to the naked eye, and all that for a fraction of the cost.
- Lasting Resilience & Durability: Rating at 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, Moissanite is second only to diamond (which have a rating of 10), and harder than ruby and sapphire; making it one of the hardest substances on earth. Simply put, it is an extremely resilient stone, that won’t scratch or break easily. These qualities make this stunning stone perfectly suited for everyday wear as an engagement ring.
- Ethically Superior:
Moissanites are grown in controlled environments using advanced technology and requiring absolutely no mining to produce. Not only does it eliminate any potentially unpleasant conflicting provenance that is often hard to trace, but they also produce a smaller carbon footprint than other naturally acquired gems. Science has allowed us to mimic nature’s creation to create a dazzling and unique eco-friendly gemstone.
When opting for a moissanite engagement ring you can have peace of mind that it will be solely a pure symbol of love, bearing no other narratives.
If you are on the hunt for that unique engagement ring that captures each fragment of your love and commitment within its gleaming beauty, we invite you to browse through our rich collection of moissanite engagement rings.