When looking for jewelry for big events in our lives, we want the biggest sparkle and brilliance that we can get. Something that is a statement piece with big results. A stone that is gaining major popularity recently is Moissanite at Moi Moi Fine Jewellery. This stone is absolutely to die for. The Gia handbook defines beauty with a scale of a few characteristics. These are:
· Brilliance or the ability of a stone to reflect or refract light. It is based on a number scale. To give you an idea of how much brilliance moissanite has, it has a score of 2.65-2.69. A diamond has a brilliance of 2.42 and a sapphire and Ruby both place at 1.77.
· Fire of a stone is when flashes of light come through the stone and disperse into colors like a rainbow. Moissanite at Moi Moi Fine Jewellery scores a 0.104 on this scale while a diamond scores. 0.044 and a sapphire .018. It works out to having 2.5x more fire than a diamond.
· Luster is the flashes of light that a stone moves. Moissanite scores 20.4 and diamond scores 17.2. That is a big difference in luster.
· Mohs hardness scale. This is the test you learn very young while you are still in school. It is the one where you see what rock or stone you can draw on to see which is the harder of the stones. Diamond is the standard by which all others gems and stones are measured agaisnt for hardness. A diamond is a 10. Ruby and Sapphire are both 9. Moissanite at Moi Moi Fine Jewellery scores in between at 9.25. That is an extremely scratch and break resistant stone.
Isn’t Moissanite at Moi Moi Fine Jewellery an Imitation or Simulated Diamond?
Moissanite has nothing to do with being a knock off diamond. It is its own glorious gemstone in its own category. Pricewise, it is definitely not a knockoff cubic zirconia, it is more in the range of a high end tanzanite or sapphire or ruby. Cubic Zirconias can become discolored, cloudy and porous. If it gets makeup, skin cells, or lotion in it, it stays cloudy. Moissanite at Moi Moi Fine Jewellery is definitely not porous. Scoring 9.25 on the Mohs hardness scale, it is one of the hardest gems in the world. Cubic Zirconia is nothing at all like moissanite in any way. At room temperature zirconian oxide can become unstable. Just because something has some of the same properties as a diamond doesn’t mean it is trying to be a cheap knock off. It means it is special as well as its own gemstone.