Frequently Asked Questions about Moissanite
Moissanite is of silicon carbide, an extraordinarily brilliant mineral that has been discovered in very small quantities. For years, scientists tried to re-create this extraordinarily brilliant material. In the past, scientists and engineers have tried to create artificial gems, but none of these attempts were successful. Recently, a new method has been developed whereby colorless (D-F) Moissanite can be prepared in a laboratory setting. it is a true blend of art and science.
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 came to the conclusion that this substance was Silicon Carbide and was safe after conducting comprehensive inspection. In 1905, George Kunz, a well-known Tiffany & Co. gem expert and mineralogist, proposed that the diamond be named moissanite in honour of Dr. Moissan.
Moissanite can be found in nature, although it isn't of gem quality. Beautiful lab-created moissanite gems are now made available through scientifically advanced thermal growing procedures, safely carried forward out in lab. Moissanite is found in nature, however the crystals are small and scarce. They're so rare, in fact, that there isn't enough gem-quality natural moissanite to make a pair of solitaire earrings. Beautiful lab-created moissanite diamonds are now accessible through the BellaMoi website.
Simply put, both men and women wear jewellery set with Moissanite all over the world. Women, in particular, are drawn to moissanite jewelry's huge, bold style with unequalled fire and sparkle.
While Moissanite pieces are incredibly hard, resilient, and resistant to abrasion and chipping, they are not indestructible, like all other gemstones and jewels. Take care of your moissanite jewellery as you would any other fine jewellery, avoiding wearing rings and bracelets when doing strenuous work or participating in sports. Moissanite jewellery can be carefully cleaned with a jewellery ultrasonic cleaner or a commercial (non-acid based) jewellery cleaner in the same way as other fine jewellery, though its dependent on the material used.
No. Moissanite is not technically, chemically, or emotionally equivalent to diamond. Moissanite is a one-of-a-kind, colourless jewel (chemical composition: SiC) that shines out from the crowd, has superior fire and brilliance to any other jewel, and provides the value, quality, and fashion that self-purchasing ladies desire.
How Moissanite compares to other marketed jewels
Moissanite may appear to be a diamond at first glance, 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. While diamond's chemical composition is carbon (C) and has a long association with love and romance, moissanite is the mineralogical name for silicon carbide (SiC) and symbolises the perfect indulgence or self-purchase reward for a woman celebrating important personal or professional milestones or achievements. When compared to other gemstones and jewels, including diamond, Moissanite has more fire and sparkle, approximately 2.4 times the fire of diamond.
Moissanite and cubic zirconium (or CZ) are two distinct minerals. While they are both nearly colourless, the only thing they have in common is colour. Moissanite has distinct chemical, optical, and physical characteristics that distinguish it from CZ. Cubic zirconium is frequently produced for use as a low-cost diamond look-alike or simulant by a variety of firms. Moissanite, on the other hand, is not a diamond clone, but rather a one-of-a-kind gem. Moissanite, on the other hand, occurs in such small and scarce numbers that it is unsuitable for use in jewellery. Moissanite has mastered advanced technologies and holds patents in the field.BellaMoi moissanite have mastered advanced technology and hold patents for moissanite gems used in jewellery. These unique jewel-grade crystals are only made in small amounts and are meticulously hand-faceted into moissanite jewels after passing severe quality checks.
Moissanite durability and quality
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 gemcutter, employing specific facet arrangements and angles to maximise the gemstone's fire and brilliance. Every moissanite jewel is an original, made in supervised laboratory facilities by highly-skilled specialists utilising the newest technology, according to Eternity Colorless (D-F) Moissanite and Forever One Moissanite Authenticity.
The durability of a gemstone is determined by its hardness, or its resistance to scratching and abrasion and its 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. Moissanite is tough and extremely resistant to breaking and chipping. In fact, you can have peace of mind knowing that moissanite is one of the toughest jewels known to man.
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 ring sizing.
There are many places to buy moissanite, but we only stock the best brands. We are honoured to be chosen as an authorised merchant for each of the brands. Speaking with a jewellery merchant can help you re-set your moissanite jewellery into new settings.
Unique properties of moissanite
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) colours. Moissanite has more fire than any other popular gemstone, including diamond, ruby, sapphire, and emerald. No other gemstone or jewel compares to Moissanite. In fact, fire can be measured scientifically, and moissanite has 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 it's value as a gem.
Another reason women all over the world choose Moissanite is because of its better brilliance and lustre, as well as 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 has a direct impact on 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.
Each one of our Moissanite diamonds is hand-faceted to perfect angles and dimensions, and all of our jewellery is specifically made for moissanite to maximise its brilliance and accentuate its remarkable fire. While the traditional round brilliant is the most common form and cut, a number of classic and unique shapes, cuts, and sizes are available. Whatever your wish, there is a cut that will bring you compliments and will accentuate the fire and beauty inside
It's no wonder that a gem as dazzling as the colourless (D-F) BellaMoi Moissanite inspires jewellery designers to create stunning pieces. Moissanite's amazing visual characteristics of fire and brightness, combined with its hardness, toughness, and endurance, have allowed these jewellery 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.
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 jewellery as you would any other fine jewellery, avoiding sharp blows by not wearing rings or bracelets when doing harsh work with your hands. Moissanite jewellery can be cleaned in the same way as other fine jewellery, such as in an ultrasonic cleaner or using a commercial (non-acid based) jewellery cleaner.