Brilliant Round Eight Hearts & Arrows Moissanite Gemstone
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PURE BRILLIANCE MODERN GEM JEWELRY MOISSANITES.
- Colour - D.
- Expertly faceted Round Cut
- Our gemstones are eco-friendly & sustainable.
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Shape: Brilliant Round Cut
Durability: Tougher Than Diamond, Impervious to Heat & Chemic
Brilliance/Fire: Excellent & Life Time Brilliance
Moissanite Engagement rings have become very popular of the past few years. Moissanite is a colorless gem discovered in the late 19th century by Henri Moissan, after whom the gem is named. He found traces of it in a crater from an ancient meteor impact site in Arizona and determined that he had found a new mineral called silicon carbide. Only tiny amounts of the material have been found in nature, so it was only a century later that the material found its place in jewelry design after techniques were developed for manufacturing the gem in a lab. Moissanite is often considered to be a diamond alternative because it is colorless, durable and sparkly, but far less expensive than a diamond. It's the second-hardest gemstone (a 9.25 on the Mohs hardness scale, putting it behind diamond but just ahead of sapphire and ruby), which makes it a great choice for a daily wear item like an engagement ring. And its origin in a lab means that you can expect a nearly flawless gem in terms of color and clarity. For some, it’s also reassuring to know that the stone’s origins are free from any of the ethical concerns that can arise with gemstone mining. So, is moissanite just an inexpensive diamond alternative? No. Many people choose moissanite because they love its distinct character, while some would argue that moissanite is obviously different from diamond because of these distinctions. You can expect moissanite to give off much more sparkle, or “fire,” than a diamond. The dispersion of moissanite is higher than that of diamond, and this is the characteristic that causes light to split into its distinct color wavelengths and reflect back at the eye as flashes of color from across the spectrum. Moissanite also has a higher refractive index, which tends to reinforce its brilliance. So the sparkle and fire of moissanite are much higher. We recommend moissanite for those who love a ton of sparkle, for someone who wants the look of diamond at a fraction of the cost, or for someone concerned about the environmental and ethical implications of diamond mining.