Moissanite – A Brilliant Alternative for Dazzling Jewellery
Moissanite is considered a good alternative to gemstones in jewellery and is a lab-created gemstone that very closely resembles the appearance of diamonds. It has exceptional brilliance, fire, and durability, making it an attractive choice for those seeking a diamond-like gemstone at a bargain price point.
Advantages of using Moissanite in jewellery are:
- Affordability: Moissanite is generally far less expensive than diamonds, making it an attractive option for those on a budget.
- Sparkle and Beauty: Moissanite has a high refractive index, which means it exhibits exceptional brilliance and fire. It can create stunning sparkle and provide a similar visual impact to diamonds.
- Ethical Considerations: As a lab-created gemstone, Moissanite is considered a more ethical choice compared to natural gemstones, as it doesn’t involve mining or contribute to unethical practices sometimes associated with the diamond industry.
- Durability: One additional noteworthy comment is that Moissanite ranks 9.25 on the Mohs scale, making it one of the hardest gemstones used in jewellery – beaten only by diamonds! Its impressive hardness contributes to its durability and ability to withstand everyday wear and tear. This hardness ensures that Moissanite is less prone to scratches or damage, making it a resilient choice for jewelry that can maintain its beauty over time.
Fact is, experts like ourselves can hardly tell the difference between a diamond and Moissanite and need to use a specialised hand-held testing machine… So, it’s a all matter of personal preference when choosing between Moissanite and diamonds, depending on your budget, desired aesthetics, and ethical considerations.
In our experience, it has become the number one dazzling alternative the past few years. Pop in and we’ll show you!