Diamonds are a woman’s best friend, and indeed diamonds are worth all the hype. Diamonds are symbolic of uniqueness, power, passion, and brilliance, just like any woman is. Diamonds are rare and deserve all the attention that they get amongst all the precious gems and jewelry in the world.
But as you move forward with the use and exploitation of diamond reserves in the world, diamonds are becoming rarer and harder to find and therefore more expensive. Diamonds are being recreated in the labs to help this supply gap.
Moissanite in emerald cut moissanite ring, princess cut engagement rings, and in the form of earrings and pendants are becoming more and more popular in the market as one of the best alternatives to diamond stones.
Moissanite is hard to distinguish from a diamond with regards to cut, clarity and brilliance unless one has a gemological eye on things. This makes it one of the best ways to sport diamond look-alike jewelry at very economical costs.
What is Moissanite?
Moissanite is a gemstone that is an easy replacement for diamonds. They look exactly like diamonds but have striking differences when it comes to cut, clarity and composition. Moissanite was initially all organic and was originally found to be made of Silicon Carbide, a rare earthly metal.
This gemstone was first discovered under a crater left behind by a meteor. Because of its striking appearance and brilliant sheen, it easily rose to fame and became sold out too fast.
Now, this rare element is impossible to find on earth, and therefore, scientists have successfully made artificial silicon carbides in labs to recreate the magic of Moissanite stones.
Although they are lab-made, they are able to replicate the same sheen and shine that an organic moissanite stone possessed. These lab-made diamonds, as they are referred to, look and feel exactly like diamonds. But they cost only a fraction of diamonds’ actual cost.
Moissanites are earning a great reputation in the jewelry market as easy replacements for everyday diamonds that are practical, very look-alike, and economical options to wear expensive gemstones.
They are being made into elegant pendants, necklaces, earrings, rings, and even engagement rings into exclusive cuts such as emerald cut moissanite rings, princess cut, cushion cut engagement rings.
Moissanite Features and Comparison
Moissanite and diamonds may look similar but they do have different features when it comes to the 4 C’s by which a diamond is judged and marketed with. When it comes to cutting, moissanite can be cut into any form such as diamond itself.
For the first few years, moissanite had challenges being cut into exclusive shapes such as princess and emerald but now scientists and gemologists have crafted technologies to cut them with their own dust into custom shapes and sizes.
When it comes to clarity, smaller stones are very difficult to identify and separate into moissanite and diamonds making them very popular for smaller day-to-day jewelry as most people could never tell the difference. Larger stones are however easier to identify as they are not as colorless as diamonds.
When it comes to clarity, they are much better than diamonds as they can be flawless and clear, mostly because they are made in labs, unlike diamonds that are found in the rough and have small flaws within. But the moissanites’ great clarity makes for excellent gems and great pieces when it comes to jewelry.