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Do Moissanite Rings Last?

Date Added: 10/12/2018

DO MOISSANITE RINGS LAST?


Moissanite was first used in fine jewellery in the 1990’s and has since carved out its own place in the jewellery market. Previously, consumers seeking white stones would choose between a diamond, which can retail to up to $5,000 for a one-carat stone, or a cubic zirconia which costs around $50 for a one-carat stone. While a CZ develops a yellow tinge and becomes cloudy with age, Moissanite maintains its appearance forever, just like a diamond. Retailing at roughly $500 for a one-carat stone, Moissanite has quickly becoming a popular choice for engagement rings, topping Pinterest’s trending engagement ring terms with a 294% rise in 2018.


Does Moissanite become cloudy?

 

Moissanite is grown from a natural mineral called silicon carbide, so it will never become cloudy, discolour or change its appearance. A Moissanite will maintain its brilliance, colour and clarity for a lifetime and beyond so it will never need to be replaced. CZ or zirconium oxide is unstable at room temperature and because of its instability, it has a tendency to change its appearance and colour over a short time. CZ is also porous and once it is filled with cosmetics, lotion, perfume or dirt it will become cloudy, and its cloudiness is irreversible. CZ begins losing its brilliance almost immediately, meaning it will need to be replaced with age.


Can Moissanite chip or scratch?

 

Moissanite is an extremely durable jewel measuring 9.25 on Mohs’ scale of hardness. While Moissanite is not as hard as a diamond, which measures as a 10 on Mohs’ scale, it is more durable than other precious gems such as Sapphires and Rubies which come in at 9. Thanks to its durability, Moissanite is ideal for pieces designed to be worn everyday such as engagement rings and wedding bands.


Does Moissanite come with a warranty?

 

No. The only warranty on Moissanite available in the market is a limited warranty against the loss of brilliance and fire for the lifetime of the owner. Any Moissanite, including SUPERNOVA

will never lose its brilliance or fire as it has been proven over 20 years. As a warranty is redundant, we have decided to provide a Certificate of Authenticity with every SUPERNOVA purchase that is 5.0mm or 0.50ct and above.


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