I hope everyone has been keeping well and avoiding those January blues!
This week we've decided to do a quick post about the latest gemstone that's becoming more and more popular- the moissanite stone.
The moissanite stone looks so similar to diamonds that it is very difficult to tell them apart simply by looking at them and yet they are a fraction of the cost.
So, here's everything you need to know about this stone, starting from where it comes from right through to where you can get one!
It was first discovered in 1893. A moissanite stone originally came from meteor fragments but it is so rare that it is mostly made synthetically in a lab now.
As moissanites are made to the highest standard in a lab, there is no risk of the natural occurring inclusions that are found in diamonds. It is the most brilliant gemstone in the world. It is important to keep in mind that moissanites reflect light differently to diamonds- they emit more of a spectral light. The stone is usually colourless but some may have a grey or yellow hue.
So, we know diamonds are the hardest substance in the world, so on the Scale of Hardness, they rank a 10. However, moissanites aren't far off it, ranking a 9.25. For context, on the same scale, a sapphire is a 9. As a consequence, the stones are resilient and the risk of getting scratches on your stone is minimal.
I assume you're wondering, where's the catch? The good news is...there isn't one! And here's the even better news, most of our diamond settings in store can be changed for a moissanite stone.
For more on moissanites see here~https://goo.gl/t5V43z
Pop into see us in store or contact us to hear more about the beautiful moissanite stones and discuss it becoming a feature of your perfect ring!
For further information on this please contact our team on 01-4422472 or email us on [email protected]