WHY BUY MOISSANITE?
Beautiful – Known chemically as silicon carbide a rare material found in nature, moissanite is a lab grown precious gem. It is the closest gemstone in appearance and heft to a natural diamond on the market today. Moissanite has better fire and brilliance than a natural diamond. The refractive index measures 10% more than a diamond. It is the best diamond substitute because it is nearly indiscernible to a natural diamond to the untrained eye.
Affordable- Moissanite is an affordable luxury gemstone. At a fraction of the cost of a natural diamond with the same color, cut and clarity moissanite jewelry is a practical investment. For example, a D color 8mm round ideal cut flawless loose diamond is $50,000 -$99,000. The comparable Charles and Colvard Forever ONE 8mm round loose stone is $1,349.
Durable-With nearly the same hardness as a diamond a moissanite stone is incredibly tough; resistant to scratching, abrasion, cracking, and discoloration. Charles and Colvard moissanite comes with a limited lifetime warranty against damage, changes in color, clarity, or brilliance.
Sustainable- Charles and Colvard is a North Carolina based company. Their moissanite is a created gemstone, made in a laboratory in the United States. The gemstone is sustainable and conflict-free.
CUT: Refers to a diamonds proportions, symmetry, and polish. A natural diamonds cut is determined by the raw diamond shape. With a natural diamond, you can have a poorly cut stone with a high carat weight essentially sacrificing appearance for weight. An ideal cut diamond that allows for the best light and proportions is rare to find. Each moissanite stone is carefully cut and faceted to an ideal cut allowing for maximum brilliance and fire.
CLARITY: Refers to the degree of imperfections within the stone. Grades are based on the number, size, relief, and positions of inclusions that can be seen by a trained professional under 10x magnification. A moissanite stone is considered flawless.
COLOR: Moissanite falls under the GIA-Gemological Institute of America diamond grading color scale. Colorless-D-E-F, Near Colorless- G-H-I-J, Faint K-M. All diamond colors D-Z are considered white. lower a stone falls on the color scale the more valuable and expensive it is. For example, a D color diamond is more expensive than a L color diamond.