In addition to its beauty, moissanite also has a rich history that has its origins in space exploration. The only places to find moissanite are in meteorites and asteroid collisions, since it does not exist naturally. The translucent colour and dazzling depths led some to mistake them for diamonds. Since meteorite craters and impact sites are the only places natural moissanite can be found, almost all moissanite promise ring is made using synthetic stones.
The incredible versatility and rainbow-hued glimmer of diamonds can be found in moissanite, but at a fraction of the price.
Moissanite and diamond chemical composition comparison
The main difference is in their chemical composition. Diamonds are made of carbon that has been compressed and heated to very high temperatures, either naturally deep under the Earth or in a laboratory. Moissanite is created in the same way as moissanite is created from silicon carbide.
Despite their seeming similarity, moissanite and diamonds are really quite distinct colours. Despite initial impressions, moissanite is not colourless and is not appraised or graded based on colour like diamond is. As a general rule, moissanite falls solidly into the “faint colour” category since its colour is roughly as light as a GIA-certified K-color diamond. You can visit MomentWish Jewelry, if you want to get the best rings.
Mohs hardness scale, moissanite ranks at a 6.5, making it the second softest gemstone after quartz and far softer than diamond. The hardest mineral is diamond, whereas moissanite is just 9.25 times as hard. While some gemstones, such as emerald (7.5) or opal (6.0), have a higher hardness, moissanite is nevertheless very hardy and resistant to damage from everyday usage.
A gemstone’s “brilliance” refers to how well it reflects light and how dazzling it appears. An ideal cut diamond will reflect as much light as possible, allowing it to shine brightest. Because moissanite is cut differently than a diamond, it will cause less white light to refract, but it will still produce stronger, more multicoloured flashes of light.
When evaluating a diamond, both visible and invisible faults are considered. Diamond originates under a broad range of uncertain circumstances, but moissanite is synthesised in a controlled environment, therefore it frequently has better clarity. Moissanite is almost flawless, but real diamonds often have various faults including inclusions and blemishes.
Diamond is more expensive than moissanite. This is great if you’re on the lookout for a piece of jewellery but have a smaller budget, but it also means that womens moissanite rings doesn’t have the same value as diamond.
EXPLORING LOW-COST DIAMONDS AS AN ALTERNATIVE
If you or your significant other are concerned about the ethical issues of diamond usage, moissanite is a wonderful alternative to diamonds. It’s cheaper than real diamonds and has no negative connotations associated with mining since it’s created in a laboratory.
Diamonds that are mined ethically are another option. Our diamonds are acquired from significant diamond trading centres across the world that are committed to dealing only in diamonds that have been ethically sourced, as defined by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme and other important international organisations.
Lab-grown diamonds are an option that is as stunning and will maintain its value for years to come. Read on to learn more about why our lab-grown diamonds might be the best option for you.