Having remarkable shine and durability comparable to diamond but at a fraction of its cost, moissanite jewelry is getting a lot of attention from avid jewelry fans. Don’t miss out on this opportunity and add Zearrow’s premium moissanite collection to your lineup.
This grade of moissanite ranges from absolutely colorless to minimal traces of color noticeable under 10-times magnification.
GHI quality grade ranges from near-colorless with slight traces of color to near-colorless with easily noticeable color.
Moissanite in grades J and K exhibit more color than in other grades. The yellow tint on the moissanite becomes more noticeable.
Moissanite is very similar to diamonds due to its hardness, excellent durability, versatility, and gorgeous sparkle. It is almost indistinguishable visually from the precious gemstone and serves as a beautiful alternative. This material made of silicon and carbon is found naturally in the earth but is rarer than diamonds in their natural form. Hence, most moissanite today are lab-grown.
To create moissanite in the lab, skilled technicians recreate the conditions involved in its natural occurrence and subject the material to strict quality and purity testing before setting. This process allows the production of moissanite in various shapes and sizes, providing a wide array of options for buyers.
Due to its sustainable production method, moissanite has an insignificant carbon footprint compared to diamond mining.
|Stone Type||Cubic Zirconia||Moissanite||Diamond||Lab-Diamond|
|Natural or Man-Made||Man-Made||Man-Made||Natural||Lab-Diamond|
|Hardness & Durability||8.5 (Mohs hardness scale)||9.25 (Mohs hardness scale)||10 (Mohs hardness scale)||10 (Mohs hardness scale)|
|Properties||Sparkling, high refractive index, low durability compared to diamonds||Brilliant, high refractive index, durable and long-lasting, wide color range||Exceptionally hard, high refractive index, unparalleled brilliance||Chemically identical to natural diamonds, durable, high value|
Similar to natural diamonds, moissanite is graded based on its color, cut, clarity, and carat. The rating of these stones in the 4 C’s greatly influence how they are priced. Hence, moissanite with color grades D to F, excellent cut grading, and flawless clarity will be more expensive. Also, the heavier the weight or carat of the stone, the higher it is priced.
Another factor to consider when buying moissanite is its size. The measurement of these stones in millimeters depends on how it is cut, and like diamonds, larger-sized moissanite will cost more. In addition, size also plays a major role when buying moissanite jewelry, such as rings. In such cases, choosing the right size is as important as choosing the right quality.
This is essential as it highlights the beauty and brilliance of the simulant gemstone. Setting refers to how the moissanite is set in jewellery, such as rings, earrings, and necklaces. While it costs more to set high-grade moissanite into valuable metals, high-value metals easily match the brilliance and sparkle of moissanite. It is also essential to choose a color that compliments the color of the semi-gemstone.
When buying moissanite, it is beneficial to consider other diamond alternatives and compare the prices before making a decision. Some examples of lab-grown and man-made diamonds that can be compared with moissanite include diamond nexus, cubic zirconia, and clean origin, amongst others. They require no mining and are cheaper than their mined counterparts.
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