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Why Is Everyone Talking About Moissanite?

Why Is Everyone Talking About Moissanite?

This interesting jewel gets its name from the French scientist, Henri Moissan. Interestingly, it is actually the mineral form of silicon carbide, and he was the first person to identify it. Moissanite shines more brightly than a diamond or any other known gem, making it superior to many other
stones in many ways.

Unique Factors

Dispersion refers to the ability of a gemstone to throw light. In common conversation, this is also known as the fire of the stone. Moissanite is capable of very high dispersion, almost two and a half
times more than diamonds, which is partly why it is so popular as a diamond substitute.

It is also hard and durable, and has a high resistance to cracks, chips and scratches. This aspect makes it a strong contender for jewelry that is intended for everyday wear.

Hot Off the Press

Moissanite has been getting a lot of media attention lately, and more and more couples are choosing cheap moissanite engagement rings over diamonds. Although tests have shown a distinct spike in popularity, many people remain uncertain about what exactly moissanite is
and how it works. Allow me to explain.

Is It Inferior?

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room. Is moissanite considered to be tacky and fake? The one-word answer is simple: No. Far from being a fake gemstone, moissanite is a completely different jewel altogether, and should not be classed in the same category as cheap knockoffs and fakes.

Here’s the Deal

It is perfectly possible for a classy and sophisticated piece of moissanite jewelery to be worn with equal class and grace as a piece of diamond jewellery would have been. Moissanite is one of the hardest gemstones on earth, and is second only to diamonds in how durable it is. It is significantly
harder than lesser stones, like sapphires, rubies or emeralds, and is an excellent option for everyday wear due to its strength. Cheap moissanite engagement rings are known for their resilience to everyday exposure, and have great resistance to scratching chipping and breaking. Moissanite is
rated 9.25 on the Mohs scale, with Diamonds being ranked at a close 10.

Versatility is Everything

Moissanite can be used in any jewelry application and is versatile across a range of styles. It can be applied in a maximalist or a minimalist way, and suits most situations perfectly. The intense fire that is associated with moissanite is beautiful when some glamour is required for the occasion.
As with diamonds, the cut quality remains a crucial aspect. The cut is what influences the amount of light that passes through the stone and returns. If the stone absorbs light, it will appear dull, but if it reflects the light back out, it makes the jewel appear brilliant.

Moissanite engagement rings come at a far better price than their diamond-based equivalents. Because natural moissanite is very scarce most of the commercial moissanite in jewelry is created in laboratories. It’s easy to care for too – all you need to do, is wash it with a toothbrush in a bowl of
warm, soapy water.

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Shannon Lazovski

Owner & Senior Editor of Detroit Mommies, Shannon has 20 years of experience in the digital marketing space specializing in the subjects of fashion, beauty, travel & parenting. She obtained Detroit Mommies in 2017 and has been perfecting its digital footprint and sharing her reviews, parenting advice, and offering local Michigan event announcements ever since. Shannon is also the Senior Fashion & Beauty Editor of and is known for her original fashion, beauty & travel blog, Glamorous Moms now As a writer, Shannon is known for her service & product reviews, travel reviews, fashion & beauty trends, and styling advice for women and moms on the go. She is currently the President & Founder of the Glamorous Moms Foundation, the CEO of the beauty brand Glameselle, and has been awarded the Elite 40 under 40 award and featured on numerous print and television media outlets both locally and nationally.

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