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What is Moissanite?

The moissanite gemstone was initially born from stardust, finding its way to Earth via meteors. Initially discovered by Dr. Henri Moissan in an ancient meteor impact site in Arizona, he had, understandably, thought he found diamonds. It was a little more than a decade later that it was uncovered that the crystals were, in fact, silicon carbide (moissanite).

Loose moissanite deposits are incredibly rare, with the first one after Moissan’s discovery occurring fifty years later. However, due to advances in technology, scientists were able to create a process for artificially-made moissanite gem samples grown in a lab.

A moissanite stone is designed to mimic the visual properties of a diamond. However, the composition of this jewel is significantly different from its traditional counterpart.

Thanks to the strictly controlled lab environment, you can only find moissanite for sale that has been thoroughly inspected.

Compared to natural gemstones, a moissanite stone is easily traceable. There is no controversial mining involved. This means that when you make your purchase, you know that you’re making an ethical decision as it is conflict-free and leaves a smaller carbon footprint.

Characteristics of Moissanite

Moissanite’s natural characteristic is to display a magnificent brilliance. The jewel’s ability to reflect light is second to none. One of the main differences between a moissanite stone and a diamond is that it has a more exceptional sparkle. Moissanite also has a higher level of dispersion, this is its ability to reflect colored light (known as fire).

The original moissanite created in the 1980s held a significantly yellow or even yellow-green hue. This would be equivalent to a GIA-certified K-color diamond. Charles & Colvard, the patent holders of artificially created moissanite, would strive to develop near-colorless gemstones, eventually crafting a line of magnificent moissanite stones.

These scientists manufactured the first near-colorless moissanite called Forever Brilliant. This series of jewels were comparable to a GIA-certified H-color diamond. These stones became an instant hit for those looking for an ethical alternative for their engagement ring.

However, Charles & Colvard would not rest on their laurels and pushed forward to develop a shimmering white stone for their new Forever One Colorless line of moissanite stones. You now have access to colorless moissanite loose stones. These have a color similar to an E-color diamond.

Advantages of Loose Moissanite Gemstones

There are several benefits of purchasing loose moissanite stones. Maybe you’re looking for the perfect shape, size, cut, and clarity to be the focal piece for a new piece of jewelry. Or it could be that you’re an avid collector of gemstones and would love to have one with fabulous properties at a reasonable price.

With loose moissanite stones, you can check their quality more effectively, as the setting may hide some inclusions or blemishes. A jewel that has already been set in a band can also have its displayed color impacted. This makes it harder to determine its actual value.

The primary benefit of choosing a loose stone is that you have the freedom of choice. You can dictate the exact gem that you're looking for, and since it’s loose, you won’t have to pay extra for a setting that you may not want.

Our loose moissanite offers only the most brilliant colorless Charles & Colvard Forever One moissanite stones. Each gemstone is meticulously curated, guaranteeing that you’re going to get the best in brilliance and fire.

Costs of Loose Stones vs Set Stones

When it comes to selecting the perfect engagement ring, many factors can affect the overall cost.

Unsurprisingly, many who begin looking for the right ring are unaware that purchasing a loose stone is even an option. They assume that they must choose from a finite selection of preset rings.

Even if they know that a loose stone is an option, they may believe that crafting a bespoke ring is more expensive or too time-consuming.

However, it’s significantly less expensive to purchase loose moissanite stones than one in a set. This is especially true if you have a strict budget that you need to control while having a design in mind. The savings come by choosing a center stone in your budget, and then having a setting crafted precisely how you want it.

At Diamond Magic, we offer custom moissanite rings created uniquely for you. After a consultation with one of our experts, we can cut a moissanite gemstone to the exact dimension you envisioned and set it in a unique frame.

If you would like to learn more about how to design your piece of moissanite stone jewelry, contact our team today.