The history of the mania for making "moissanite" crystals will not be complete without mention of their creator, French chemist Henri Moissan. For years he labored in his laboratory trying to recreate this extraordinary material which had only recently been discovered when suddenly it became clear why no one else ever got close - until now! Recently developed by scientists at UCLA who created D-F moissanites through an incredibly innovative process involving lasers and plasma torches coupled with careful synthetic techniques could make these elusive gems easily accessible around our neck endless jewelry possibilities exist where once there were none.
What is Moissanite?
Moissanite is made of silicon carbide, an extraordinarily brilliant mineral that has been discovered in minimal quantities.
How did Moissanite get it's name?
Natural moissanite was discovered in 1893 by Dr. Henri Moissan, a distinguished French chemist who eventually won the Nobel Prize. Dr Moissan began researching geological bits of a meteorite recovered from a meteor crater in Arizona (Canyon Diablo). He observed tiny amounts of a shimmering substance in these shards. Dr. Moissan concluded that this substance was Silicon Carbide and was safe after conducting a comprehensive inspection. In 1905, George Kunz, a well-known gem expert and mineralogist, proposed that the gem be named moissanite in honor of Dr. Moissan.
Is Moissanite natural or man-made?
The world of jewelry is a competitive one, and it can be tough for companies to stand out from their competitors. However there's been an increased demand in recent years as more people discover the beauty that comes with lab-created moissanite gems! These scientifically advanced procedures allow us access natural crystals without having them become rare or extinct like before when they were only found on Earth by chance You may have seen what looks likes stones being worn at events such as The Grammy Awards but A scientific breakthrough in the lab has enabled beautiful, synthetic crystals to grow for those that want their solitaire earrings made of moissanite. These gems were once only available through natural sources like gemstones and diamonds but now scientifically advanced techniques can produce these manmade jewels as well!
WHYs, WHOs and HOWs
Who purchases Moissanite?
The world is a much brighter place with moissanite, and we're all better off for it. Women have been particularly drawn to its huge bold style- one not seen anywhere else on earth! If you’re a woman, it is no secret that you are drawn to moissanite jewelry's huge and bold style. The fire within these stones will make any outfit pop with unparalleled sparkle!
How do I care for my new Moissanite?
Though moissanite is extremely durable, it cannot be called indestructible. Take care to protect your precious stone jewelry just as you would any other high-quality item in case of an accident or fall - avoid wearing rings when doing strenuous activities like work which may cause abrasion damage on delicate fingers! You can clean Moissanites using a commercial (non acid based) cleaning solution for fine metal pieces but again this will vary depending upon what material has been utilized; make sure that whichever cleaner/dish detergent used does not contain strong odors such perfume chemicals because these might discolor the beautiful gems over time—so always closely read labels before application with water rinse off method preferred by some jewelers who use deionized.
How does Moissanite differ from Diamonds or CZ?
Moissanite may appear to be a diamond, but it is a one-of-a-kind gemstone with distinct physical, optical, and chemical qualities. Moissanite is the mineralogical name for silicon carbide (SiC) and represents the perfect indulgence or self-purchase reward for a woman celebrating important personal or professional milestones or achievements.
Despite the fact that moissanite is not technically, or chemically equivalent to diamond; it has all of their benefits. The gemstone shines brighter than any other and provides value for those who desire style in jewelry with superior fire and brilliance as well
No matter what anyone else might say about these beautiful gems: They're worth having around!
Moissanite has more fire and sparkle, approximately 2.4 times the fire of a diamond.
Similarly, Moissanite and cubic zirconium (or CZ) are two distinct minerals. While they are both nearly colorless, the only thing they have in common is color. Moissanite has specific chemical, optical, and physical characteristics that distinguish it from CZ. Cubic zirconium is frequently produced as a low-cost diamond look-alike or simulant by various firms. Moissanite, on the other hand, is not a diamond clone but rather a one-of-a-kind gem. On the other hand, Moissanite occurs in such small and scarce numbers that it is unsuitable for use in jewelry. BellaMoi moissanite has mastered advanced technology and holds for moissanite gems used in jewelry. These unique jewel-grade crystals are only made small and meticulously hand-faceted into moissanite jewels after passing stringent quality checks.
Durability and Quality
Is there quality assurance during Moissanite production?
Every moissanite jewel is handcrafted to exacting standards and subjected to stringent quality control procedures. Each moissanite jewel is meticulously hand-cut by a skilled gem cutter, employing specific facet arrangements and angles to maximize the gemstone's fire and brilliance. Every moissanite jewel is an original, made in supervised laboratory facilities by highly-skilled specialists utilizing the newest technology, according to Eternity Colorless (D-F) Moissanite and Forever One Moissanite Authenticity.
Is Moissanite durable?
The durability of a gemstone is determined by its hardness, resistance to scratching and abrasion and toughness or resistance to chipping and breaking. Moissanite is extremely resistant to abrasion and is harder than most popular gemstones such as ruby, sapphire, emerald and tanzanite. In fact, moissanite is second only to diamond in hardness. In addition, Moissanite is tough and highly resistant to breaking and chipping. You can have peace of mind knowing that moissanite is one of the toughest jewels known to man.
Can Moissanite jewelry withstand repairs and sizing and be re-set into new jewelry?
BellaMoi moissanite is a highly stable material and highly resistant to heat. It is durable and tough, extremely resistant to scratching, abrasion, breaking, and chipping. In addition, high heat tolerance makes moissanite less likely to experience heat damage during jewelry repair and common sizing. and can be effectively re-set into new settings.
Unique properties of moissanite
Does Moissanite have more dispersion (fire) than a natural diamond?
One of the reasons so many ladies are fascinated by Moissanite's brilliance is its extraordinary dispersion (fire) or its ability to break white light into spectral (rainbow) colors. Moissanite has more fire than any popular gemstone, including diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald. No other gemstone or jewel compares to Moissanite. In fact, its fire can be measured scientifically, and is roughly 2.4 times the fire of diamond with a dispersion of 0.104. The more you see moissanite and the longer you stare at it, the more you understand its value as a gem.
Why does Moissanite have so much sparkle?
Another reason women all over the world choose Moissanite is because of its better brilliance and luster, and its ability to reflect more white light back to the observer. No other gemstone or jewel compares to moissanite, which has more brilliance and shine than any other popular gemstone, including diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald. In reality, brilliance can be measured scientifically, and a jewel's refractive index directly impacts it. Moissanite has about 10% more brilliance than diamond, with a refractive index of 2.65-2.69. BellaMoi Moissanite is the ideal indulgence and a great bargain because of these characteristics.
What shapes does Moissanite come in?
Each one of our Moissanite diamonds is hand-faceted to perfect angles and dimensions, and all of our jewelry is specifically made for moissanite to maximize its brilliance and accentuate its remarkable fire. While the traditional round brilliant is the most common form and cut, several classic and unique shapes, cuts, and sizes are available. Whatever your wish, a cut will bring you compliments and accentuate the fire and beauty inside.
Why do Moissanites take your breath away?
It's no wonder that a gem as dazzling as the colorless (D-F) BellaMoi Moissanite inspires jewelry designers to create stunning pieces. Moissanite's unique visual characteristics of fire and brightness, combined with its hardness, toughness, and endurance, have allowed these jewelry artists to let their imaginations run wild and push the frontiers of creativity. Our one-of-a-kind masterpieces show that moissanite may be the only gemstone with the same level of elegance, glitz, and cachet as you.
How do I care for my moissanite jewelry?
BellaMoi moissanite is incredibly hard, resilient, and resistant to abrasion and chipping, yet it is not indestructible, like all other gemstones. Care for your moissanite jewelry as you would any other fine jewelry, avoiding sharp blows by not wearing rings or bracelets when doing harsh work with your hands. Moissanite jewelry can be cleaned the same way as other fine jewelry, such as in an ultrasonic cleaner or using a commercial (non-acid based) jewelry cleaner.