What is MOISSANITE
It all began more than 120 years ago, when Nobel Prize winning chemist Dr. Henri Moissan discovered moissanite (silicon carbide) in a meteorite crater. Dr. Moissan and countless other researchers resolved to find a way that science could reproduce this remarkable yet extremely rare mineral, which held such promise.
Fast forward a century. After years of experimentation, a patented process for creating pure silicon carbide (SiC) is created. A long-sought-after breakthrough has happened, which made it possible to bring to the market a new brilliant gemstone
Moissanite's hardness rivaled that of any mineral on Earth, and its refractive properties exceeded that of diamond. Here was a new type of gemstone, and Charles & Colvard created a beautiful product free of environmental and ethical issues, which continues to disrupt the traditional definition of fine jewellery.
SUSTAINABLE & CONFLICT FREE
Our earth undisturbed, no inhumane treatment of mankind in the production of this sparkly rock. The beauty of this lab grown gem is more than just the optical fascination. With a clear conscience, Moissanite is perfectly suited to represent your love
MOISSANITE VS DIAMOND
How do Moissanite and Diamond compare? Both are natural occuring minerals evolving under heat and pressure in the earth's core. Both gemstones can now be lab created for a conflict free footprint. Moissanite gemstones are sometimes tagged as diamond simulants, but we regard them as a diamond alternatives, and here’s why:
Moissanite is completely different in comparison to a diamond simulant like Cubic Zirconia, CZ stones are not durable, they are a porous stone that will scratch , change colour, chip and cloud. Moissanite gemstones are the second hardest gemstone used in jewellery making today, it's durable for everyday wear, high clarity, ideals cuts and preferred colour grades. DEF Colourless and GHI Near Colourless. Moissanites are guaranteed to maintain their brilliance for a lifetime. Moissanite is widely recognized as an excellent diamond alternative gemstone, it has been used in the jewellery market for well over ten years. It has gained more popularity among millennials and diamond alternative brides over the last 5 years, and continue to be deemed the number one diamond alternative chosen by our brides.
Moissanite gemstones are superior to diamond by way of refraction. Revealing an even more appealing sparkle factor. Moissanite are also more affordable than diamonds, allowing one to create an out of world piece of jewelry without an out of this world budget!
THE 5 C’S OF MOISSANITE
A Moissanite gem is precisely calibrated and hand-faceted by master gem cutters to maximize brilliance and spark its ultimate fire that increases the refractive index of moissanite.
Brilliant Cut ~ Moissanite has a higher refractive index than diamonds, so the round brilliant cut from LUX Moissanite was developed to maximize moissanites unique fire. Giving you ultimate sparkle.
Hearts & Arrow Cut ~ The Hearts & Arrows cut has always been noted as a well cut diamond cut. The shapes of hearts & arrows will show arrows on the table and hearts on the pavilion of the gemstone, under magnification. This cut will tone down the sparkle that is created with a brilliant cutting style.
The past two decades have seen ongoing research and development aimed at expanding the color range of Moissanite to meet market demand. Near-colorless is visibly whiter, intensifying each gem’s brilliance and brightness in a broad selection in the G-H-I range. The crowning achievement in gem innovation is the Premium moissanite in an unfailingly pure, white colorless gem in the premium D-E-F range.
Moissanite’s clarity grading is “eye-clean”. Moissanite gems have tiny, needle-like inclusions that invariably develop during the growing process of moissanite. However, only moissanite gemstones that pass our stringent quality standards are made available for distribution.
Moissanite is visually proportionate to typical diamond carat weights but is approximately 10% lighter. Most jewelers find it easier to sell moissanite by size rather than weight. A 6.5mm round brilliant natural diamond would have a carat weight of approximately 1.0 compared to a moissanite of the same dimension (6.5mm) which has a carat weight of approximately 0.88. Simply put, to the eye they appear to be the same size, although the weight of the two stones may be slightly different. Like other gems, large sizes of moissanite are rare. However, the premium for large sizes is much less, making moissanite a particularly good choice for bold jewelry designs.
Known to many as The Most Brilliant Gemstone , with unsurpassed fire and brilliance, this unique created gemstone is the ultimate in affordable luxury. All Moissanite 1CT and larger gemstones are backed by a Certificate of Authenticity and Limited Lifetime Warranty. Ensuring your brilliance in your gemstone for a lifetime.
Moissanite is a responsible alternative to mined gems, produced without damaging the environment. Moissanite’s durability means that its beauty and value will endure forever. Moissanite is one of the hardest minerals on earth and is extremely resistant to scratching, abrasion, breaking, or chipping. Our promise to you is that its fire and brilliance will last forever.
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