Moissanite is a beautiful and unique gemstone that is quickly gaining popularity in Australia. Often compared to diamonds, moissanite is a more affordable alternative that has a brilliant sparkle and fire. At Forever Chic Jewellery, we love moissanite for its unique properties and stunning beauty amongst other interesting facts that make it the closest real gemstone to a diamond. In this quick read, learn the top key reasons Moissanite is quickly becoming Australia's new favourite gemstone for shoppers in the luxury fine jewellery market.
Firstly, What is Moissanite?
Firstly, for those who may not have heard of Moissanite, it is a real, genuine gemstone that just happens to look and feel very similar to a diamond. Moissanite was first discovered in 1893 by Henri Moissan, a French chemist who found the stone in a meteor crater. The stone was initially mistaken for diamond, but Moissan eventually realised that it was a different type of mineral. Unlike diamonds, which are made of pure carbon, moissanite is made of silicon carbide.
What sets moissanite apart from other gemstones is its dispersion. Dispersion is the ability of a gemstone to split white light into its component colours. The higher the dispersion of a gemstone, the more sparkle it will have. And moissanite has an exceptionally high dispersion rate, which means that it emits more sparkle than any other gemstone.
Moissanite Engagement Rings - Its beauty will last a lifetime making it a wonderful option
There is no denying that moissanite is a beautiful gemstone and the closest, real gemstone to a diamond. In saying that however, Moissanite really is a very unique and remarkable stone in its own right.
Moissanite is often compared to diamonds because of it having the same colour and clarity properties, stunning brilliance/sparkle and the fact that a moissanite ring or other moissanite jewellery item will maintain this beauty over a person's lifetime even with daily wear. This makes it a wonderful gem choice for an engagement ring and other luxury and special occasion fine jewellery piece.
What's interesting is that moissanite has in fact, even more fire and brilliance than diamonds. You can learn more about the difference between moissanite and diamonds with a comparison video in the article: " What is Moissanite and How Does It Compare to Diamonds?"
Moissanite stones are also available in a variety of colours, from colourless to near-colourless to yellowish and even greenish shades.
Why is Moissanite Australia's New Favourite Gemstone?
Moissanite is quickly gaining popularity in Australia as the new favourite gemstone. There are a number of reasons why moissanite is becoming so popular Down Under.
Firstly, moissanite is more affordable than diamonds while being the closest look and feel to diamonds than any other gemstone. Where diamonds can cost hundreds or eventhousands of dollars per carat, moissanite typically costs $650- $750 per carat. This makes moissanite a great choice for couples who want the look, feel, prestige and longevity of a diamond ring without the hefty price tag.
Moissanite is the 2nd hardest gem only to that of diamond, and so is very durable making it a great choice for an engagement ring which will be worn daily for the long term and which is desired to maintain its beauty forever. Additionally being a real, genuine gemstone in the luxury fine jewellery category, it fits in perfectly with the prestige desired for special occasion rings like engagement rings.
Next, moissanite is just as beautiful as diamond but with its own unique properties. As we mentioned above, moissanite has an extraordinarily high dispersion rate, which gives it an incredible amount of sparkle. And because moissanites are available in a variety of colours, you can find one that perfectly suits your taste.
Moissanite is also a more environmentally friendly option than diamond. Diamonds are often mined in ways that can negatively impact the environment and local communities. But because moissanites are lab-created, there is no need for mining or other environmentally destructive processes.
Pros and Cons of Moissanite
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First and foremost, it is an incredibly beautiful stone. As it's been mentioned, Moissanite has a unique sparkle that is unlike any other gemstone. It also has a very high refractive index, meaning that it disperses light well and creates a brilliant show of fire. In addition to its beauty, moissanite is also an extremely hard and durable stone. It is second only to diamond in terms of hardness, making it an excellent choice for an engagement ring or other fine jewellery worn daily. Finally, moissanite is much more affordable than diamond. This is because it is not as rare as diamond, and because it can be produced in a laboratory. For many people, moissanite is a more budget-friendly option that still offers all of the beauty and durability of diamond.
Like any gemstone, moissanite has both its pros and its cons. It is important to be aware of both before making a purchase. Some of the pros of moissanite include: - Its beauty and sparkle. - Its high refractive index. - Its hardness and durability. - Its affordability. Some of the cons of moissanite include: - Its rarity. Because moissanite is not as known of or as heavily marketed as diamonds, it may be difficult to find in some jewellers.
Where to buy Moissanite Rings & Jewellery in Australia
Moissanite is only available in a few stores within Australia as it is still a relatively new gemstone here. The best place to buy Moissanite rings, engagement rings and other moissanite jewellery if you're in Brisbane, is Forever Chic Jewellery. Forever Chic Jewellery have a particular focus on premium, best value for money Moissanite rings and jewellery and the only store offering an exclusive range of Forever LUXE Moissanite™ rings, which are superbly cut to perfect mathematical precision (ideal to triple excellent cut / Hearts & Arrows) proportions and the best most natural, diamond looking, real gemstone on the market.
If you are interested in purchasing moissanite, we recommend starting your search with a reputable online jeweller such as Forever Chic Jewellery. These companies offer a wide selection of custom moissanite engagement rings and other jewellery, and are an Australian based store.
Moissanite is an ideal choice for engagement rings and other jewellery because it is durable, sparkly, and affordable. If you are looking for a moissanite ring, Forever Chic Jewellery is the perfect place to shop. We offer a wide range of moissanite engagement rings and other jewellery, all of which is made with the highest quality moissanite stones.
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