My Boyfriend Buys a Moissanite Diamond as a Wedding Ring, Should I Regret the Engagement?

The girl next door is getting married next week, and she told me that she and her husband decided to buy moissanite for their wedding ring and save the money for their honeymoon. Upon hearing this, I gave her the thumbs up: the clarity of thought is commendable.

But Sister Wang at the opposite station frowned quietly. I saw her hesitate again and again and said: Oh girl, does your family agree? Has the man’s family bought a house? How much was the dowry? You will regret it later if you don’t buy a diamond ring. This series of questions confused us all.

The girl and I looked at each other and smiled, my eyes signaled her not to be angry, and said to Sister Wang: Who says it’s not a diamond ring? Although Moissanite is not a diamond, it also has its unique meaning, and what defines love is never money. ~

This Moissanite is no longer a trend, but just one of the bulingbuling sparkling accessories. High-quality Moissanite is actually not cheap. Today, I will chat with everyone here, what is the origin of Moissanite~

01. What is Moissanite

Moissanite is the name given by jewelers for better sales. In jewelry and jade, it is actually called Moissanite, and its chemical name is synthetic moissanite. It does not belong to the earth, but comes from the universe.

50,000 years ago, a meteorite fell in the Arizona desert, and the powerful impact left a huge crater there. Meteorite fragments are scattered in every corner of the desert.

In 1893, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Henry Moissan came here and began to work on the meteorite fragments in this desert.

In fragments of meteorites near Diablo Valley, Dr. Moissan has discovered a never-before-seen mineral. After extensive research, this mineral was identified as moissanite (SiC).

In 1905, in memory of Henry Moissan’s contribution to mineralogy, at the suggestion of George Kunz, a famous gemologist at Tiffany & Co., this new mineral was named “Moissanite”.

Then, due to the extremely rare natural moissanite, it was not until a century later that C3 Company artificially cultivated single crystal moissanite in the laboratory after three years of research, before bringing this moissanite to ordinary consumers.

There is a little secret in the industry. When celebrities walk the red carpet of the award ceremony, the jewelry that those luxury brands lend them to wear is Moissanite instead of natural diamonds. (Because the price of diamonds is very high, if those are real diamond jewelry, at least 4 bodyguards will be sent to follow.)

02. The difference between moissanite and diamond

Although the appearance of moissanite is very similar to natural diamonds, it is difficult to distinguish with the naked eye. The internal structure, value and diamond are also surprisingly similar. When using professional equipment for testing with diamond pens, moissanite will be judged as diamonds and difficult to distinguish.

But there is still a big gap between moissanite and natural diamonds, and moissanite cannot become a diamond anyway.

List of Differences Between Diamonds and Moissanite

1. The weight of moissanite (3.22) is lighter than that of diamond (3.52), and the two can be distinguished by weighing methods, or the two can be distinguished by using methyl iodide specific gravity solution (specific gravity 3.32)

2. The Mohs hardness of diamond is 10, while the Moissanite’s Mohs hardness is only 9.25, which is not much different, but diamonds can leave scratches on moissanite

3. Fire effect The fire effect of moissanite is about 10% higher than that of diamonds, and it will shine with more outstanding brilliance under the light

4. About 80% of moissanite has the physical characteristics of electrical conductivity (only blue in natural diamonds, and blue-gray diamonds can conduct electricity). The more common white or light yellow diamonds are insulating, so you can use a conductivity meter to identify diamonds and moissanite

5. Moissanite and diamonds have different refractive indices. In addition, Moissanite has the characteristics of double refraction. It is easy to observe the double image of the moissanite ridge line and culet, even if the observation angle is constantly changed, the double refraction The shadow will still appear, but the double image seen from the main facet of the table will be more obvious, which is completely different from the single refraction effect of diamonds

6. During the polishing process, the diamond should constantly adjust the polishing direction, while the moissanite is polished in the same direction, so the waist of the moissanite will be parallel to the polishing lines, which can be seen with a ten times magnifying glass. It is evident from adjacent facets that

7. The cutting line of moissanite will be smoother, while the diamond will be particularly sharp

8. The inclusions of diamonds and moissanite will have different characteristics, and the inclusions in moissanite will have more needle-like reflection lines.

From the material point of view, Moissanite is actually a synthetic moissanite, not a real diamond, it is a man-made diamond, not a natural diamond.

From the perspective of scarcity, Moissanite can be artificially produced as much as it needs, while natural diamonds are non-renewable and will be gone after mining, so first of all, Moissanite does not have the scarcity characteristics of diamonds. Naturally, the cost price is not high.

The price of Moissanite is very low. Usually, a one-carat Moissanite with good fire and color is only a few hundred yuan, while a one-carat diamond costs hundreds of thousands. The difference between Moissanite and diamonds is huge. big.

The reason why major jewelry brands do not sell Moissanite diamonds is very simple. Because it is not a real diamond, and there is no unified price, diamonds are now recognized by the world, and it has a standard system. Moissanite does not have a standard system, nor is it a stone recognized by the world.

The average person cannot tell the difference between a diamond and a Moissanite with the naked eye. Experts in the industry have used two very simple methods to directly identify: using specific gravity fluid, the one that sinks is a diamond, and the one that floats is a Moissanite.

Another method is to draw a line on white paper and put two gemstones on the straight line. The one that can see the straight line through the gemstones is a moissanite, and the one that cannot be seen is a diamond.

3. Is Moissanite worth buying?

Most of the moissanite seen in the market is synthetic and made through strict procedures, so the luster and brightness of moissanite will not fade over time.

The fire of moissanite is 2.5 times that of diamonds. The so-called fire, you can actually understand it as the colored light emitted from the inside of the gemstone. You can try it in a darker place and use a flash to illuminate moissanite and diamonds. Diamonds, and you’ll feel the difference.

Finally, the Mohs hardness of moissanite is 9.25, which is second only to diamond’s 10. It is trivial to use this hardness to scratch glass, but the cuties who read the article must not scratch with moissanite in their hands. Oh, glass, this will also cause some wear and tear on the moissanite in your hands.

A researcher 1 voiced:

Even if the natural growth environment is simulated in the laboratory, the artificial synthesis of moissanite requires complex technology and a long period. A grain of moissanite needs complex technology and stable cycle from powder synthesis, to crystal growth, to polishing and polishing to become a dazzling gem in front of people. At the same time, it requires huge manpower, material resources and capital investment, which greatly limits The application of moissanite in the gem field makes it more precious.

A researcher 2 voiced:

Although moissanite is a synthetic gemstone, it requires complex processes and a long period of time from powder synthesis, to crystal growth, to cutting and grinding to become a shining gemstone or a dazzling jewelry. Although its price is only 5% to 10% of that of natural diamonds, it is much higher than other synthetic gemstones. Therefore, synthetic moissanite is a precious artificial gemstone, not a cheap substitute for diamonds.

According to expert analysis, in the next few years, Moissanite will soon cover the share of diamonds, and even become a fashion item.

Moreover, some international brands have adopted Moissanite to produce a series of new jewelry. The main reason is that the price of Moissanite is more friendly and more environmentally friendly.

Moreover, Moissanite is also a gemstone that is born with double refraction. Therefore, it is a very good choice for most consumers.

Nowadays, many people regard Moissanite as a wedding ring, because it is true that Moissanite is more realistic, and you can do more things by saving the budget for buying diamonds, such as a down payment for a garage, a better honeymoon trip, Honor parents and so on.

Love shines, not luxury.

If you are interested in gemstones like moissanite, you can give it a try, and you will be overwhelmed by its beauty after entering the pit~

Bezel Moissanite Ring

The 1-carat main stone, classic round cake design, full and magnificent, looks grand and luxurious~ The main stone is hand-set with diamonds, and the many diamonds complement each other, which is very dazzling.

The fire color is very shining, and the hands are very temperamental. The ring is made of s925 silver, which is very skin-friendly and adjustable. I am not afraid that the fingers will feel uncomfortable when the season changes~

Classic Six Prong Moissanite Ring

It is also the main diamond of 1 cocoa, this classic six-claw diamond ring can be said to be the most low-key luxury!

Almost every brand will produce a ring like this, and the amount sold every year is also one of the best. I don’t want to equate rings with independent women, but for beautiful girls in the new era, you must have them if they look good! We deserve to shine~

Princess Crown Moissanite Ring

This is the hottest model in 2021, with a V-shaped crown design and a 1-column main diamond inlaid on it. It has personality and looks like a queen~

The small diamonds set in a V-shaped group build the crown frame, and the single diamond in the center means: you are a princess and irreplaceable. It’s also very shiny~

Liu Shishi’s same style with silver inlaid Moissanite diamonds

Classic cross-twisted arms, the group of small diamonds are not surrounded, but hovered beside the main diamond in a ribbon shape, and you are a gentle woman in the hands~

It won’t look too monotonous, and it won’t be too serious. It’s also suitable for daily wear. It’s very good with workplace clothes, skirts, and Japanese and Korean styles~

Bezel-set Moissanite Stud Earrings

Group setting + main diamond is a timeless classic design. The shape of the round cake does not pick people or occasions when worn, it is more everyday~

You may wish to try Moissanite if you are used to wearing it. Its sparkle is incomparable to ordinary alloys~

Classic Bull Head Moissanite Necklace

The shape of the bull’s head has a history of one hundred years. It is a classic work of jewelry. The gemstone is suspended in the air, and it is firmly grasped by the four grips, which means “protection”~

When you pick it up from the side, you can see a “heart” shape. This small thought is quite attractive~

About MW Moissanite

MW is a professional moissanite jewelry brand with excellent corporate culture. MW Moissanite is not diamond imitator. In other words, moissanite is a stone in its own right that just happens to look like diamonds. A high quality, well set piece of MW moissanite jewelry is as classy and sophisticated as any other gemstone.


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