Moissanite Vs Diamond
In the current climate, like yourselves i have had a lot of time to think. I have been doing a lot of walking and spending time outdoors which has given me time to appreciate this wonderful planet of ours!
I watched a tv program about diamond mining and was shocked to see the damage that it does to the enviroment and our planet and then this led to the idea of alternatives to diamonds.
Consumers are led to believe that there is a certain romance to wearing a diamond that has grown in the belly of the earth for millions of years. There's no romance in a stone that has been pulled from the Earth causing irreversible damage to delicate eco-systems and enviroments or with potential harm, It's a contradiction. Any gift of love from the heart should not result in irreversible damage.
This leads me on to the beautiful lab created Moissanite
Because they are grown in controlled environments using advanced technology, moissanites require absolutely no mining to produce. Therefore, their origins are easily traceable.
Compared with natural gemstones, lab created moissanites have a smaller carbon footprint and result in less environmental impact. Fine jewellery made with moissanites is a responsible choice.
What is Moissanite?
Moissanite is a gemstone born from the stars. It was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, who later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He discovered microscopic particles of the gem that would eventually bear his name in Arizona, in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth. He initially thought that he had discovered diamonds, but later determined that the crystals were composed of silicon carbide.
Natural moissanite is incredibly rare, so moissanite available today is laboratory-created. After many years of trial and error, the particles Moissan discovered were successfully synthesized to produce what is now one of the world’s most scintillating gemstones.
Moissanite is engineered to give the illusion of similarity to diamonds, but is compositionally and visually quite different from a real diamond. The durability, brilliance, and color of the two gems are quite distinct.
Moissanite Diamond rose to prominence in only the past few years by its economic price (less than 1/10 diamond's price), which is much more affordable than the traditional diamond. It is no surprise that more and more young brides and grooms are considering Moissanite Diamond as the gemstone for their wedding jewelry.
So please take a look at our small, but beautiful range of Moissanite Jewellery.