Does Moissanite Lose its Sparkle & Will It Last Over Time?
The jewellery market is one of the biggest in the world and it’s consistently on the rise. Between the fiscal years of 2018 and 2019, the last available full years that can be analyzed, the jewellery market rose by a full 7%. Clearly, people love to look their best, and this is a fact that isn’t going to be changing anytime soon!Along with diamonds, moissanite is one of the stones that are most popular for engagement rings and other gorgeous, long-lasting jewellery pieces. Some people, however, question whether or not it loses its sparkle and if it will last over time. Here, we’re going to take a quick look into whether or not this is the case, so read on to learn more!
1. Firstly, What Is Moissanite?
Firstly, what is Moissanite? Moissanite is a gemstone that looks a lot like a diamond. Not only is it clear and refractive, but it has a unique shine when placed under the light. However, moissanite isn’t a fake diamond or a substitute- it’s a precious and unique gemstone in its own right.
Here are some of Moissanite’s key properties:
- Moissanite gemstone was originally discovered in the crater caused by a meteor, so it’s literally an extraterrestrial beauty.
- Moissanite’s a naturally-occurring and eco-friendly gemstone.
- Moissanite is a 9.25 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, putting it just beneath diamonds. This means it is extremely durable.
- Moissanite is more refractive than diamonds, with a refractive index between 2.65 and 2.69. This means Moissanite in fact, has more brilliance/sparkle than a standard diamond.
2. Next, Does Moissanite Sparkle (How Does It Compare To Diamond)?
Since moissanite is more refractive than diamonds, we can definitively say that, yes, it sparkles. In fact, this shimmer is what the gemstone is best known for! If you’ve never heard of ‘moissanite fire,’ then you’re missing out. A white gemstone that reflects light to produce an array of colours is commonly referred to as ‘firey.’ When light hits the stone, it breaks the light up into various colours. Moissanite is a gemstone that produces an even more diverse rainbow than diamonds.This stunning effect can be seen even when the gem has just come from the ground, but when it’s clean and polished, it becomes even more firey. Once the stone is cut into the shape that you love most, it will break up light even better than before and sparkle in the exact way that you want it to.
3. Finally, Does Moissanite Lose Its Sparkle & Will It Last?
The sparkle and quality of Moissanite will last a lifetime, due to it scoring a 9.25 on the hardness scale referring to lifelong durability, where 10 is the highest. So one of the best things about moissanite is that it never in fact actually loses its sparkle and it is much more affordable than diamonds and superior to any other diamond alternative stone such as the more commonly known, “CZ”.If you ever begin to notice moissanite jewellery clouding (which doesn’t really happen much), this would simply be a matter of cleanliness eg. some grease or lotions covering it. All you’ll need to do is clean or polish it. Once that’s done, your Moissanite jewellery piece will sparkle just as brightly as it did when it was new!
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While many people fear that moissanite will lose its shine over time, this simply isn’t the case. From this brief read, you now know all about moissanite and whether or not it lasts so you can feel safe to start looking at gorgeous moissanite jewellery that you and others around you are sure to love.Get the same look and feel of standard diamonds with this stunning gemstone that is very comparable to standard diamonds, at a fraction of the cost. View the most recent custom moissanite jewellery from Forever Chic Jewellery with videos here, for inspiration for your very own next jewellery piece, that will glimmer and sparkle forever.If you need any further assistance in learning about Moissanite and if it’s the best option for you, Contact Forever Chic Jewellery today, or visit this helpful jewellery education guide.In the meantime, stay stylish and don’t let anyone take away your sparkle!