Loose Stones and Moissanite Jewelry
Mrs. Gottrocks brings you information and advice on Moissanite, the stunning created jewel from Charles and Colvard and the most beautiful stone to enter the marketplace since the introduction of created rubies, sapphires and diamonds - the stone that is so beautiful and brilliant it even fooled the jewelers! We hope you enjoy our information and advice, which includes information on Moissanite loose stones and jewelry, jewelry measurements and weights, and how to choose just the right Moissanite. In addition, through our affiliate partner we offer Moissanite Jewelry and Moissanite Loose Stones, including beautiful Right Hand Rings for the successful modern woman in styles from antique to ultra modern!
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Moissanite has a brilliant past, which started 50,000 years ago when a meteorite crashed into the Arizona desert, creating what is now known as Meteor Crater. In 1893, Nobel-Prize winning scientist Dr. Henri Moissan discovered minute quantities of a shimmering new mineral in the meteorite fragments, with a fire and brilliance never before seen on earth. In 1905, Tiffany's christened this mineral "Moissanite" in honor of Dr. Moissan.
Naturally occurring Moissanite, such as in the beautiful Right Hand Ring to the right, is usually too small to use for jewelry, so now laboratory-grown moissanite is available, a stone that has many of the gemological attributes of a diamond. Created Moissanite caused somewhat of a scare within the jewelry trade, as moissanite looks and tests so similar to a diamond that jewelers could no longer rely on their standard diamond testers for a quick stone identification.
Moissanite grading scale qualities compare to VS quality, I-J-K color diamonds, and where the color in diamonds leans towards the brown and yellow tones, Moissanite tones can be more towards the greenish yellow in certain lighting conditions. But like color in diamonds, it is often difficult for the consumer to see the color that a trained jeweler's eye would see.