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Moissanite Jewelry

Moissanite Jewelry: A Diamond Alternative with Incredible Brilliance

The Bradford Exchange is a great place to shop for fine jewelry and watches, featuring personalized jewelry, fashion jewelry and other original designs you won't find elsewhere. One of the shining stars of our offerings is our selection of moissanite jewelry. Have you heard about this quite incredible gemstone?

What Is Moissanite?

Moissanite is a mineral that was discovered in an Arizona meteor crater in 1893. Its chemical name is silicon carbide, and it was a French chemist named Henri Moissan who made the discovery. Now you know where the name came from.

For the last 25 years or so, silicon carbide has been grown in labs using a complex process of pressure and heat to create moissanite gems. The result are stones very comparable to genuine diamonds, which has made them very popular in jewelry designs. This has become especially true in the engagement rings and wedding rings marketplace.

How Does Moissanite Compare to Diamond?

As you are shopping our moissanite jewelry, you might be interested in how it differs from our diamond jewelry. While moissanites and diamonds can often resemble each other closely, there are some nuanced differences in their overall aesthetic, strength and color.

When it comes to aesthetic, moissanite will typically create a flashier look than diamond, due to different faceting patterns and the way the stones respond to light differently.

Strength is a difference between the two gems as well, but hardly noticeable as diamonds register 10 of the Mohs Scale (the scale used to gauge strength and hardness in minerals). But moissanites are a close second registering 9.25.

There are color differences between moissanite and diamond too, but they are nominal. Though rare, sometimes "colorless" moissanite jewelry featuring larger gems can give off yellow, brown or gray reflections, which doesn't ever happen with diamond jewelry.

While those are the 3 primary differences between moissanite and diamond, it is surprising that most people actually find it difficult to tell the two apart.

Our Moissanite Jewelry Selection: Dazzling Rings, Earrings and Necklaces

Take a look around and see all that sparkle. THAT is the beauty of the moissanite rings, earrings and necklaces we offer. If you are wanting to give your bank account the perfect gift, you might want to consider moissanite jewelry as a strong option. You'll find that it can create the same fire and brilliance of diamond jewelry but at a fraction of the cost.

You might also notice we have a few moissanite jewelry designs that can be personalized too, including family rings, romantic rings and wedding ring sets, so you can add your custom touch to the design. Ready to see what might catch your eye? Shop Now!