A MORE ECO-CONSCIOUS ALTERNATIVE

Because it’s created in a lab, moissanite avoids the problematic issues tied to gemstone mining, and the devastating effects that mining has on our environment and its inhabitants. Moissanite has a smaller carbon footprint than mined gemstones or diamonds, making it a more sustainable and responsible choice.

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WHAT IS MOISSANITE?

Moissanite was first discovered in 1893 by a Nobel-Prize winning French scientist, named Henri Moissan. He discovered the mineral on a meteor that struck earth, leaving the moissanite particles in its crater. At first, Moissan thought he had discovered diamonds from outer space, but then realized that the crystals were a silicon carbide chemical composition, rather than the pure carbon composition of diamond.

HOW IS MOISSANITE DISTINGUISHED FROM DIAMOND?

Moissanite closely resembles diamonds in appearance, making it challenging for an untrained observer to differentiate between the two. Traditional diamond testers may even mistakenly identify moissanite as a diamond. To accurately determine if a stone is moissanite, alternative methods are required, such as using specialized testing devices designed for moissanite/diamond discrimination. Additionally, jewelers may employ a loupe to inspect needle-like inclusions unique to moissanite, observe its distinctive "double refraction" effect under magnification, measure specific gravity with specialized devices, and assess differences in heat and electricity conductivity using specific equipment.

COMPARISON GUIDE

DIAMOND VS MOISSANITE

  • MOISSANITE

    Brilliance & Fire: Moissanite has a higher Refractive Index of 2.65 – 2.69, resulting in more brilliance. It also has better fire dispersion than diamond, creating sparkle that exhibits rainbow-like flashes of color.

    Durability: Moissanite ranks at 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, making them well-suited for everyday wear.

    Color: Moissanite is available in near-colorless or colorless range options, and are priced accordingly.

  • DIAMOND

    Brilliance & Fire: Diamond has a slightly lower refractive index of 2.42, resulting in less brilliance. It also has lesser fire than moissanite, resulting in whiter sparkle that exhibits fewer rainbow-like flashes of color.

    Durability: Diamond is the hardest material on earth, ranking at 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.

    Color: White diamonds range from lightly colored to colorless, and are priced accordingly.

MOISSANITE

How It's Grown:

Henri Moissan spent the rest of his life trying to recreate the crystal, but never succeeded. It wasn’t until a century later in the 1990’s that scientists in North Carolina invented the process to successfully grow the mineral in a lab. All moissanite on the market today is grown in a laboratory using these highly technological equipment and processes, since not enough of it occurs naturally on our planet.

Frequently Asked Questions

That we love to answer

the process
How do we make our Moissanite jewelry?

Out Moissanite jewelry is crafted through a process involving the creation of synthetic moissanite crystals using methods like high-pressure, high-temperature or chemical vapor deposition. Skilled artisans then cut and shape the moissanite, grade its quality based on color, clarity, and cut, and set it into various jewelry pieces. Quality control ensures standards are met, and final finishing touches, such as polishing, are applied before packaging for retail. The process emphasizes replicating the brilliance and fire of the gem, resulting in attractive and durable moissanite jewelry ready for the market.

why moissanite
Why choose Moissanite jewelry?

Moissanite jewelry is way more affordable than diamond jewelry. So, you can get the same ring in 9ct gold, 18ct gold, or platinum for much less money. Or, if you prefer, you can choose a bigger stone for a lower price.

In short, people usually go for diamond jewelry, like engagement or wedding rings, but diamonds are really expensive. Moissanite is a fantastic alternative because it looks a lot like a diamond but costs way less.

Even though moissanite is just as strong and beautiful as a diamond, if not more, and more and more people are starting to like it, it's hard to say for sure if it will be the next big thing. But, looking back, emeralds used to be as popular as diamonds are now.

Is Moissanite environmentally friendly?

Moissanite is made in a lab, so there's no need to dig it up from the earth. Making these gems doesn't harm the environment and avoids problems with conflict trade. Compared to natural gemstones, moissanite's origins are easy to trace and completely eco-friendly. So, when you wear your beautiful new jewelry, you can feel good knowing exactly where it comes from. (Flawless Moissanite takes it a step further by using recycled Gold in all our Gold products for extra peace of mind.)