WHAT IS MOISSANITE?
Moissanite is a unique colourless gemstone made from silicon carbide (SiC) that outshines all others with its unsurpassed fire and brilliance. Moissanite, also known as silicon carbide (SiC), is a naturally occurring mineral found in limited quantities or as small particles in the earth.
HOW IS MOISSANITE MADE?
Single-crystal moissanite is manufactured through a patented thermal growing process, the specifics of which are proprietary. The process is very difficult and expensive, thus preventing mass production.
HOW DO YOU ENSURE THE PRODUCT AND QUALITY IN THE PRODUCTION OF CREATED MOISSANITE?
Moissanite gemstones are produced within exacting specifications and high-quality control standards. The Certificate of Authenticity ensures that every gemstone is an original product which has been manufactured in controlled facilities by highly skilled specialists using the latest technology. Moissanite created gemstones are released for sale only after having met stringent quality control standards.
WHAT MAKES MOISSANITE “SPARKLE”? WHAT CHARACTERISTICS OF MOISSANITE GIVE IT SUCH EXCEPTIONAL BRILLIANCE?
The Refractive Index (RI) of a gemstone is the most important optical property affecting its potential brilliance. With an RI of 2.65 – 2.69, moissanite displays more brilliance than diamond (RI 2.42) or any other gemstone.
WILL MOISSANITE’S BRILLIANCE EVER FADE?
Moissanite manufacturers guarantee that every Moissanite gemstone will maintain its brilliance and fire for its lifetime.
DOES MOISSANITE HAVE ANY IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS SUCH AS INCLUSIONS?
Moissanite is sold with no eye-visible inclusions. Otherwise known as eye clean. Boasting VVS1-VVS2 clarity making it difficult to see any inclusion without use of a 10x magnification
IS MOISSANITE AVAILABLE IN DIFFERENT COLORS?
Most moissanite sold today is available in an DEF or GHI color scale. Stay tuned for our new colored moissanite line. At Moissy we also provide natural coloured, Champagne, Grey, Green, Blue and Black Moissanite.
CAN THE COLOR OF MOISSANITE CHANGE?
No. There are no likely situations in which the colour of Moissanite will be permanently changed. A temporary colour change will occur when Moissanite is exposed to heat (torch) during jewelry repair techniques. However, with proper bench techniques, there is no resulting damage and Moissanite returns to its normal colour after the jewel cools to room temperature.
ARE MOISSANITE JEWELS HAND-CUT OR MASS PRODUCED?
Each and every moissanite gemstones is precisely hand-cut by a master gem cutter to create maximum brilliance which intensifies its ultimate fire. Thus, making this gemstone rarer than even diamonds. Anticipate some production time when ordering custom loose gems
WHAT SHAPES ARE AVAILABLE?
While round brilliant continues to be the most popular cut for moissanite, fancy cuts such as, cushion, heart, marquise, octagon, oval, pear, princess, radiant, square brilliant, OMC, OEC etc. are also available.
WILL A MOISSANITE GEMSTONES EVER LOSE ITS FIRE?
That what makes Moissanite so amazing. Each moissanite gemstone over 1ct equivalent comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty which guarantees that every Moissanite will maintain its fire and brilliance for its lifetime.
IS MOISSANITE RESISTANT TO SCRATCHING?
Moissanite is durable and tough. It is extremely resistant to scratching and abrasion. Diamond is the hardest gemstone used in jewellery, and Moissanite has a comparable hardness on the MOHS scale of 9.25. Remember both Moissanite and Diamonds are hard but not 100% resistant to chipping or cracking. So, we suggest removing your fine jewellery during strenuous activity.
IS IT TRUE THAT CREATED MOISSANITE CAN TEST POSITIVE AS DIAMOND USING CONVENTIONAL TESTING EQUIPMENT?
Yes. Moissanite has many similar physical properties to those of diamond and will test positive for diamond when using a thermal diamond tester.
WHY IS MOISSANITE SOLD BY MILLIMETER AND NOT BY CARAT WEIGHT?
Moissanite is listed in millimeters because it is easier for a jeweler to order moissanite in millimeters to be able to determine the size needed for mounting.
Carat is the traditional measuring unit of a diamond's weight. Moissanite sizing concentrates on the size of the stone. For example, a 6.5mm round diamond would weigh 1.0 CT, while a 6.5mm round moissanite would a weigh 0.88 ct. The two stones side by side would be the same size - 6.5mm in diameter, appearing the same size to the eye.
DOES MOISSANITE RETAIN ITS VALUE OVER TIME?
Because of its rarity, unmatched beauty, and growing popularity, moissanite is expected to retain or increase in value over time.