What is Moissanite?
This is a unique crystal grown from silicon carbide(SiC), which surpasses all other gemstones in brilliance and sparkle. Natural moissanite is an extremely rare crystal. It is a thousand times rarer than diamond. That does not allow using it in jewelry. But thanks to modern technology it has become more affordable.
Is Moissanite an imitation of a Diamond?
No. Moissanite is an independent gemstone with its own chemical, optical and ethical qualities. It is really superior to the diamond for the most important indicators. This is a new gemstone with exceptional properties exceeding those of a diamond
Why is Moissanite much cheaper than a Diamond?
That is because scientists were able to reproduce it one to one with natural moissanite using a complex laboratory method, which is cheaper than diamond mining. At the same time, world prices for diamonds are deliberately inflated. Diamond is a natural mineral and its value was artificially inflated by mining and jewellery giant corporations in order to create the most expensive gemstone in the world in people minds. Well, they succeeded in that!
How is Moissanite manufactured?
They are grown using unique thermal technology in special laboratory conditions at very high pressure and very high temperature. Sophygems moissanites are manufactured from raw materials of the latest generation and they do not have fluorescence, so they look crystal clear and bright in any conditions Moissanite is extremely resistant to scratches, scuffs, chips and destruction. In terms of durability it rates (9.25) on the Mohs Scale of Hardness and surpasses all other gemstones, closely approaching to the rating of a diamond (10.0)
How perfect is the cut of your Moissanite?
Our moissanites are faceted with precise angles and proportions that are used for diamonds cutting. Sophygems moissanite is an ideal cut stone!
Can Moissanite luster disappear or fade over time?
No. Due to its chemical and optical qualities, moissanite will always be equally bright. The dispersion of moissanite is 0.104 and exceeds the dispersion of diamond, ruby, sapphire and emerald. We give a lifetime warranty on our moissanites, and with that we guarantee the brightness of our gemstones for ages
Can Moissanite change its color over time or under the influence of temperature?
No. Temporary changes in color can occur only under strong heating over an open fire. In all other respects, moissanite can withstand temperatures up to 1800 degrees Celsius
How to distinguish Moissanite from a Diamond?
Moissanite is difficult to distinguish from a diamond with the naked eye. That’s so difficult that professional jewelers make mistakes There are 3 methods: - the use of a special electrical conductivity meter (it is available in gemological laboratories); - determination of the double boundaries of the reflected facets during observation with an increase at an angle to the site; - distinction of the needle inclusions, which are perpendicular to the site and can be noticed only at very high magnification
Is it possible to break the Moissanite?
No, that is practically impossible due to the superior hardness of moissanite. In terms of fragility, the moissanite is more reliable than any diamond thru the uniqueness of the crystal lattice structure
Can Moissanite set in my jewelry be used for other new jewelry in the future?
Yes, a professional jeweler will do that without any problems
Do you provide Moissanite warranty and certificate?
With every gemstone we offer a certificate of authenticity and limited lifetime warranty, so you can enjoy your purchase with confidence.
How to care for Moissanite?
Caring for moissanite can be exactly the same as for any other jewelry. Although when using ultrasonic baths, refrain from putting them together with other jewelry, since moissanite, due to its hardness, can scratch other jewelry
Moissanite will never lose its Brilliance or Fire!