Back in 1893, a man was investigating a meteor that had crashed in Canyon, Diablo Arizona when he chanced upon something precious. The stones were absolutely brilliant inside of the meteor. They glittered like diamonds but they couldn’t possibly be diamonds, could they? Probably not, so then they thought they must be crystals. In 1904 it was finally figured out what these gorgeous stones were. They were tested and found to be silicon carbide. They were named Moissanite after the man who discovered them, Henri Moissan. Moissanite can be found in the United States in only a few places, and in the upper mantle of rock areas. It is a lot rarer than diamonds and thus very precious. In fact, it is rarer than many of the prized gemstones that we have today. This glittering gemstone which is over 120 years old is now making a comeback. People all over the US and the world are buying the Moissanite rings at Moimoi Fine Jewellery.
What is the difference between diamonds and Moissanite
Moissanite and diamonds look very similar. So similar it is hard to tell them apart unless you are a professional jeweler. The difference is that Moissanite has a double reflection when you look underneath the facets of the ring. You can see it very clearly. A diamond only has a singular reflection. When you do standard tests, Moissanite rings at MoiMoi Fine Jewellery show up as diamonds in many tests. They are an incredibly hard stone. Another way to tell whether it is a diamond or Moissanite is by looking at the outside edges and seeing if the girdle is polished. The weight of a diamond is almost the same carat for carat as a moissanite. That is also something that is incredibly rare because a diamond is very heavy and very hard.
Are Moissanites like Cubic Zirconia?
The problem with being a beautiful diamond-like stone like Moissanite rings from MoiMoi Fine Jewellery is that it is likely to be compared to the cubic zirconia. It is just the belief amongst many buyers that anything that looks like a diamond but isn’t one, must be a cubic zirconia. That certainly is not true and Moissanite compares in price to tanzanite, emeralds, rubies and sapphires in that range of quality. It is an amazing gem all on its own merit.
Moissanite as an engagement ring
Moissanite rings at MoiMoi fine Jewellery definitely earned the reputation for being a stone in its own class. As far as fire quality, most moissanite rings at MoiMoi fine Jewellery have more fire than their diamond counterparts.
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Get Moissanite rings at MoiMoi Fine Jewellery. If you have been considering something different than a diamond and quite unique but still as prized as diamond, then the moissanite rings will be perfect for you. On average, it is generally much affordable. You can get something much larger with just as much firepower. So instead of getting a half carat high-quality diamond, you could get a 2 carat gorgeous high-quality Moissanite. You will definitely put a smile on your loved one’s face. Check out moissanite rings at MoiMoi Fine Jewellery at http://www.moimoi.com.au/category-m-collection-57.aspx