ALTERNATIVE TO DIAMONDS
Moissanites is the best and ethical alternative to diamonds.
Young couples who need to stretch their cash to cover wedding costs can happily settle for a moissanite engagement rings.
Not only does it look and feel like the “real thing”, but it also costs about one-tenth of the price of a diamond.
Apart from saving cash, the bride can rest assured that there will be as much oohing and aahing by jealous girlfriends.
Moissanite was originally discovered by a jeweller, Dr Henri Moissan, way back in 1893 – hence the name.
It is a mineral that occurs in limited quantities in the earth and, because of its rarity, is now being cultivated in laboratories.
Moissanite also has the most brilliance of any gem in the world.
Brilliance is measured by the amount of light reflected back at your eye, In other words, moissanite is measurably more beautiful than diamonds.
In addition to its surface toughness, moissanite can also withstand much higher temperatures than diamonds.
We also give you the opportunity to EXCHANGE your moissanite for a real diamond, in case you decide to change the stone one day.
We will pay back the value of your moissonite by deducting it from the value of the diamond you choose.
THE APPEAL OF MOISSANITE
Moissanite has UNRIVALLED BRILLIANCE, fire & lustre, the qualities that define the beauty of a ring.
REFRACTIVE INDEX is the jewels ability to capture and reflect light.
The higher the refractive index, the higher the brilliance of the ring.
Moissanite has a refractive index of 2.65-2.69, outperforming all other diamond rings.
FIRE is the dispersion or spectral separation of white light into rainbow flashes.
The more dispersion a ring has, the more delightful colour effects it will display.
Moissanite has 2.5 times the fire of a diamond.
LUSTRE or scintillation is the flashes of light or shine you see when a ring moves in the light.
Moissanite’s lustre rating of 20.4% is greater than a diamond’s rating of 17.2%.
HOW TO ORDER
Ordering one of our beautiful engagement ring with moissanite center stone is very simple.
All our models of diamond rings have the option of choosing moissanite as the central stone.
Once you have chosen your model select the type of main diamond and click the “Moissanite” selection.
Complete your order by selecting the type of alloy, center stone size and finger size, the price will appear at the bottom.
Note: By selecting the MOISSANITE option the small stones will always remain DIAMONDS of G-H Colour and VS Clarity.
We only use TOP QUALITY CERTIFIED MOISSANITE
All our moissanites form 0.30 cts and above are EGL / GRI certified.
Along with the certification you will also receive the LIFETIME WARRANTY.
We only use FG Colour & Radiance Flawless / VVS Purity.
WHAT ARE DIAMONDS & MOISSANITES?
Natural diamonds form over the course of millions of years.
Composed of carbon, diamonds are created under extreme pressure and heat then brought up to the surface through violent geological activity.
Contrary to what many people believe, diamonds are not rare at all.
While it is safe to say that any gem quality stone is rare, diamonds are among the most common.
They are found around the globe and are relatively plentiful.
Natural moissanite, on the other hand, is extremely rare.
While diamonds come from deep within the earth, natural moissanite comes from meteorites from outer space.
This is why moissanite has earned the nicknames such as Space Diamond and Stardust.
The quantities of natural moissanite found on earth is very limited and insufficient to create jewelry.
It is also very expensive.
As a result, all moissanite found on the market today is lab-created.
Diamonds are easily one of the hardest natural substances on the planet.
On the Mohs scale of hardness, it ranks supreme at number 10. However, moissanite isn’t very far behind, at 9.25.
It is the second hardest gemstone used in jewellery, and is harder than other popular engagement ring gemstones such as sapphire (Mohs ranking 9), ruby (9) and emerald (7.5 to 8).
In addition to this, moissanite is more resistant to heat than diamonds.
Both diamonds & moissanites are scratch resistant and require minimal maintenance to keep them sparkling.
They are ideal gemstones for daily wear.
MOISSANITE VS DIAMOND PRICE
When it comes to price, diamonds are pretty expensive stones.
Many young couples are willing to spend up to two months’ salary on their ring, thanks to social pressure and media influence.
A quick search online at the time of writing revealed that an average 1 carat diamond costs upwards of $4000, with the average cost of a diamond engagement ring being $5000.
A moissanite of similar appearance and size can cost up to 90% less than a diamond, with a 1 carat moissanite only setting you back about $400.
Whatever your views may be on this, moissanite is clearly a more rational, practical choice.
APPEARANCE OF DIAMONDS & MOISSANITES
Even experts often require special equipment to tell the two apart.
What a diamond is best known for is its brilliance and sparkle.
The stone has a high refractive index (this refers to the angle of refraction) at 2.42.
When expertly cut, the diamond’s fire, scintillation and brilliance is unmatchable.
Moissanite has a higher refractive index than diamonds (2.65), and even higher levels of brilliance and fire than diamonds.
Conveniently located in Sandton – South Africa, our factory features a range of our most popular moissanite engagement rings, including the Solitaire, Halo and Trilogy style in White Gold, Rose Gold and Platinum.
We also have on display a large selection of moissanite loose stones, giving you the opportunity to view the stones with your own eyes before making a purchase.
WHY TO BUY MOISSANITE?
Moissanite has more brilliance than diamonds, which means more sparkle!
Moissanite has more “fire” than diamonds.
The so-called “fire” effect is another name for dispersion of light, which refers to how the gem breaks down light into spectral colors.
When light enters moissanite rings, the fire produced is more intense than that in diamond, which means your gemstone reflects more intense colors.
Moissanite is the second hardest material on earth! It is highly scratch and chip resistant due to its hardness of 9.25 to 9.5 on Mohs Scale.
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