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Moissanite



At Après Jewelry we source all of our Moissanite from Charles & Colvard: a company that has mastered the art of re-creating moissanite in a lab, delivering artfully crafted and socially responsible gemstones. We only offer Forever One™  Moissanite stones from Charles and Colvard which is the highest quality possible for this stone.

 

What is Moissanite? 

Moissanite is one of the rarest minerals found in nature. The gem was originally discovered in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth in 1893. The crystals of the Moissanite were composed of silicon carbide. Since finding natural Moissanite is very rare, it’s primarily created in labs today. Moissanite has scintillation (sparkle) similar to diamonds, but they are ultimately different stones.

 

Pricing

Overall, Moissanite is a fraction of the cost of a diamond. While a diamond’s price varies based on cut, clarity, and other individual characteristics, Moissanite stones are usually the same price and vary only with size and color grade, which only has two options: DEF, and GHI.

Below is a table comparing pricing for a GIA-certified round diamond (with I-color and VS2 clarity), a classic moissanite stone (not colorless), a Forever Brilliant moissanite stone (near-colorless), and Forever One moissanite stone (colorless).

See how a Forever One Moisannite pricing compares to a White Diamond:



Hardness

The harder a material, the more difficult it is to scratch. On the Mohs Scale of Hardness, moissanite is rated as a 9.25, which is a great score that is higher than any gemstone used in jewelry besides diamonds. Diamonds, which are the hardest known mineral, score a 10.


Size + Shape Availability 

While moissanite comes in about any shape and size, they are about 15-18% lighter than diamond!

The Ballier Ring pictured here with a 2x4mm Emerald Cut Moissanite
   
The Delilah Ring pictured has a 1.25 ct. Round Moissanite center stone

 

Color

While certified diamonds are graded on color and can be compared with one another, moissanite stones are not graded on color. At Après Jewelry, we only source Forever One™ Moissanite stone (colorless). Forever One™ Moissanite is completely colorless and is similar to a GIA-certified E-color diamond. They truly are colorless and perfect if you want an ice-white stone! 


Sparkle + Shine

Brilliance, which refers to the ability to reflect white light, is a good way to measure how much a diamond will "sparkle." Moissanite disperses light extremely well and actually has more brilliance than a diamond! Additionally, moissanite is less likely to attract finger prints or dirt than a diamond and should keep the ‘sparkle’ longer in between cleanings.



PROS

Moissanite is eco-friendly; they are lab created with minimal environmental impact. In terms of pricing, these are less expensive per carat than many other gemstones. Lastly, these stones are super durable. Moissanite is a 9.25 on the Moh’s scale, so it is suitable for everyday wear.

Below is estimated pricing of a Forever One™ Moissanite stone (Color D-F). For more specific pricing, email us at orders@apresjewelry.com and we can send you exact pricing based on your specifications and what is available. 


 

2x4mm Oval Cut White Moissanite

The Ballier Ring pictured here with
2x4mm Oval Cut White Moissanite
 
  

The Valentina ring pictured has a 1.9ct (8mm)
Round-Cut Moissanite center stone