Everything you need to know about Moissanite
Find out more about the most brilliant jewel in the world, Moissanite.
Moissanite is the most brilliant jewel in the world. It has more brilliance, fire and lustre than any other gemstone.
Moissanite is created through a thermal growing process using the natural mineral Silicon Carbide.
Moissanite is then hand cut to maximise its brilliance and fire.
Moissanite was named in honour of its discoverer, French Nobel Prize-winner, Dr. Henri Moissan.
While it looks like diamond, Moissanite is a different jewel than diamond with a different chemical composition.
As such, Moissanite is not graded using the diamond grading system.
The Refractive Index (RI) of a gemstone is the most important optical property affecting its potential brilliance (sparkle).
With an RI of 2.65-2.69, Moissanite displays more brilliance than diamond (RI 2.42) or any other popular gemstone,
such as ruby (RI 1.77) and sapphire (RI 1.77).
No, because Moissanite is made from a natural mineral, it will maintain its appearance forever.
Moissanite’s properties and master cutting creates high dispersion (“fire”).
Moissanite’s dispersion is 0.104, which means it has more fire than diamond at 0.044.
Fire is one of the three attributes that make up the beauty of a jewel, along with brilliance and lustre.
While Moissanite and diamond jewellery is extremely hard, durable and resistant to abrasion and chipping, like all other gemstones, they are not indestructible. Care for your Moissanite jewellery just as you would other fine jewellery, taking precautions not to wear rings and bracelets when doing rough work.
Yes! Due to Moissanite’s beauty, durability, value and brilliance that lasts forever, it is very popular for engagement rings.