Moissanite Garnering MomentumDespite being around for some decades, the naturally-occurring gemstone goes toe to toe with the long-surviving diamond. How is that possible? For one, diamonds and moissanite look alike. A newbie may have a tough time telling them apart. However, they have unique properties. Since they are similar, does that imply that moissanite gemstones are diamond knock-offs? Are they fake? Of course, not. It is worth noting that moissanite is a gemstone in its rights. What makes moissanite different from diamonds? The gemstone has double-refraction properties that produce a “rainbow effect,” compared to diamonds with single-refraction properties. On this note, the moissanite jewel knocks out its counterpart. Another area worth noting is its toughness. Undoubtedly, diamonds are the toughest precious materials on the planet, having a Mohs hardness rating of 10. However, moissanite does not lag as well. With a 9.5 rating, it is the second toughest material. As such, your moissanite gemstone is durable, lasting beyond a lifetime.
Moissanite Colour OptionWith moissanite, you can’t run out of colour options. They include green, grey, brown, gold, pink, purple, blue, and yellow. For a classic diamond look, I recommend Forever Brilliant®. This colour scheme has a natural look that appeals to many jewel lovers. If you want a warmer colour, kindly check out other moissanite colour codes, including:
- D to F
- G to I
- J to K
What Else is There to Note About this Gemstone?Moissanite has high heat resistance. It is impervious to heat damage. So, even if your jeweller carelessly uses a hand torch on your jewel, it will still come out radiant, unlike emerald, rubies and Cubic Zirconia (CZs). Additionally, the gemstone comes in different cuts, including:
- Princess or Square