What is Moissanite?
The Material inside the Moissanite seems to be similar with that of the Diamonds.
Diamonds have only Carbon inside. While Moissanite gets for the impurities which contains the Elements Carbon & Silicon.
- It has both Silicon & Carbon inside so it is more often referred to as Silicon Carbide.
- It is chemically written as SiC that is infrequent mineral as a whole and is used in order to craft for the beautiful Jewellery.
- Because of some sort of similarities in between it also shares the Similar Physical & Chemical Properties with Diamonds.
It was invented almost a century ago.
Right after its invention, it had everyone’s undivided attention. It reflects the Sparkle effect with the Bright Light which is so beautiful to have watched. It is unusual Material thereby the Elegance of Jewellery is apparent. Despite of its beautifulness, the Cost to own Moissanite is comparatively lesser than Natural Diamonds or Any other Gemstones.
Born From the Stars (Discovery of Moissanite)
The name was given after its discoverer.
Back in the year of 1893, Henri Moissan discovered it. He found it from a Meteor Crater (that was located in Canyon Diablo, Arizona). However, in the beginning it was mistakenly identified as the Crystals as Diamonds. Afterwards in 1904, it was recognized as the Crystals as Silicon Carbide.
It is quite rare to be found on Earth.
& it is impossible naturally because it was discovered from Arizona Star’s Craters. Therefore, it is believed to have from the Stars in this way.
Development of Moissanite in Lab
After a Longer Period of Time, few of the Gemstone Developing Institutes have developed a sort of Innovative Process.
This Process is useful in order to create the Silicon Carbide Crystals with Purity. This In-Lab Developed Moissanite does have very nice Brilliance compare to Earthly-Found-Gemstones. Even they last for long than the Diamond & other Gemstones.
The World’s Most Brilliant Gem
It gets more Brilliance compare to the Diamond.
Its Refractive Index lies in the range of 2.62 to 2.69. With respect to Diamonds, it gets for 2.4 times Higher Dispersion of the Light. The light gets bent through it and the Awe-Inspiring Rainbow flashes as a result. This Flash of Fire is almost double than Diamond or any other Gemstone. Regardless of the Day or Night timing, the Brilliance of Moissanite is totally fabulous indeed. Thereby, it becomes the Most Brilliant Gem in a truly manner all over the world.
We (at Black Jack) produce all types of Cut & Polished Moissanite in India itself.
We get it done after the same & exact Specifications. We follow for the Higher Qualitative Control Standards. We have a team of Skilled Gemstone Cutters. They do hand-facet each Gem to create for the Maximum Brilliance.
Comparison Moissanite Vs Natural Diamond
Carbon will be found in both Moissanite & Diamond.
However, added Silicon (with Carbon Inside) makes Moissanite the Silicon Carbide. Diamond on other hand is made only out of Pure Carbon. Moissanite Sparkles more than Diamond in general. It gets 10% less weight comparatively.
Moissanite has below properties compared to Diamond.
- Similar Thermal Conductivity
- Higher Electrical Conductivity
- Higher Birefringence
- It basically is the Optical Property of the Material.
- The Material get the Refractive Index which is depended upon the Polarization & Propagation Direction of Light as a whole.
Diamonds are costlier than Moissanite.
The Large Diamonds appears to be more expensive to make use of as Anvils. However, Synthetic Moissanite fits best in terms of Cost with Similar Appearance.
The Electronic & the Thermal Applications are resourceful with Moissanite.
Here we will compare Moissanite Vs Diamonds with respect to below.
Moissanite doesn’t contain any Color. Thereby it is nearly colorless. And thus, it isn’t graded on Color. Certified Diamonds are graded on Color. Even they are being compared among other Diamonds on basis of Color.
Then again, Moissanite can get for the Enhanced Color. Enhanced Colored Moissanite is GLA Certified H to I Color Diamond.
The Small Size Moissanite is literally More Colorless compare to the Diamonds. However, there are additional techniques to check for its color. Under Certain Lighting it sometimes may appears in Yellow or Green Hue.
Natural Fancy Color Diamond gets for the More Color Options compare to the Moissanite Gems. Moissanite comes with the Limitations of Colors. It has below Colors & Sub Color Shades.
Sub Color Shades
- Light Yellow
- Dark Yellow
(It happens with every color described in above.)
- Moissanite is harder compare to other Gemstone.
- Diamond is Harder Compare to Moissanite.
- Mohs is the widely known Hardness Scale.
- The Hardness of Moissanite is 9.25 Mohs.
- The Hardness of Diamond is 10 Mohs.
The Ability to Reflect the White Light is known as the Brilliance for any Gem. By Brilliance, we will get to know how much it would sparkle after measuring the light. The Desperation of Light is more in Moissanite compare to the Diamonds. Thereby, it gets more brilliance comparatively. It is less expected to have Grease or Dirt with Moissanite than Diamonds.
Normally Moissanite gets the weight 10% less compare to the weight of the Natural Diamond.
As an Example,
- The Weight of 6.5mm Diamond is 1.00 Carat
- That implies; the Weight of 6.5mm (Same Size) Moissanite will be 0.90 Carat.
- It is because of comparatively less density of Moissanite.
The Price Tags of Diamonds are usually based upon below.
- Other Individual Characteristics
We (at Black Jack) consider the same Pricing System for both Moissanite (Fancy & White Gems) & Diamonds.
GIA Certified Diamond (Round, I-color, VS2)
Black Jack Moissanite
Above is Our Pricing Structure for a GIA-Certified Round Diamond (with I-Color & VS2 Clarity).
Conclusion in Comparison
No doubt, Moissanite can’t get you the Absolute look that a Diamond gives in real. However, it is a suitable option in terms of Budget Specific Buyings. It is also applicable better for Colored Stones like Sapphires. Couple who doesn’t want to go for Higher Cost of Diamond, for them we have Stunning Options to Craft for their Rings.
You can choose the Pair of the Engagement Ring with Moissanite.
We can help you have found your favourite Engagement Ring.
What are the Criteria of Moissanite?
Moissanite can be decided upon its 5 Criteria.
Certain Shapes are helpful to describe the Form (viewed from above) of the Moissanite.
The Shapes can be any of below.
Each Shape gets the Moissanite the different Attributes. It is however a matter of a Personal Choice to go for the Beauty of the Individual Shapes.
The Cut is helpful to determine for the Brilliance of the Moissanite. Thereby, it sparkles more because of the Cut as a whole.
We won’t find more options as the Color Grade Options in Moissanite are less to limited. It is almost and nearly colorless so. Because of that, it gets for the greater Quality Grades compare to that of those gems which get the Visible Color.
Clarity of Moissanite is totally depended upon the level of Imperfections found inside. The Lesser Imperfections inside the Higher the Clarity Grades would be for the Moissanite as a whole.
Generally people are not much aware of this Term in Moissanite where in the 1st place the Carat is used for Measuring the Weight of both Diamonds & Moissanite.
However, the Moissanite gets relatively 10% less weight compare to Diamonds.
We (at Black Jack) get you All types of High Quality Standard Shapes in Moissanite. Our Distinctive & Traditional Shape Collection includes for Round, Princess & all types of other shapes as below.
- Princess Cut
- Emerald Cut
- Asscher Cut
- Marquise Cut
- Oval Cut
- Radiant Cut
- Pear Cut
- Heart Cut
- Cushion Cut
- Other Unique & Fancy Shapes
We have opted for the latest & sophisticated Technology called VVS1-I3 Clarity.
Thereby, Diamonds by Black Jack are always Certified & High Graded.
Choose Moissanite Shape
Each Moissanite Shape is different in its own. It gets for the Unique Characteristics respectively. And each Characteristic in turn can define the Quality of each Shape.
The below is the list of the available Shapes.
You can select any of them as per your preferential choice. Our Gems Consultant will help you find Most Suitable Moissanite with respect to your own desires. Please feel amazing to ask anything in case you have query in the same regards.
There are 2 Types of Common Light Patterns.
- Reflect (basically it bounces back)
- Refract (generally it bends while passing through the facet)
Light when meets Any Facet of a Moissanite, it either gets reflected or refracted. The Angle of the Light Hitting the Facet is helpful in order to get the Significance of the Cut as a whole.
In Shallow Moissanite Shape, the light will hit the Pavilion Facet at a Low Angle & will pass through the Facet as of being refracted. In a way, it will escape through the bottom of the Moissanite.
In Well Cut Moissanite, the light will hit the Pavilion Facet at an Angle that gets most of the light reflected back to the top. After passing through the Crown Facets (at a low Angle) the light gets refracted upon it. The Refraction in this case sounds awesome because the bent light is perceivably getting a lively Brilliance to the Observer’s Eye.
In Deep Cut Moissanite, the light hit the 1st Pavilion Facet at the Sharp Angle to have reflected to the 2nd Pavilion. However, the light hits the 2nd Pavilion at much low angle which causes the light to have refracted. It then escapes through the Bottom of the Moissanite.
White Color Moissanite Grading Scale
The Whiteness in the Moissanite Gem plays a significant role for Grading. The M Color Grade is Lowest Possible while the H Color is being the Highest.
The lesser the Color inside the Moissanite the Higher would be the Color Grade.
The Color Grading Characteristic is considered as the 2nd Most Pivotal Characteristic in Selection of the Moissanite. The Cut Characteristic gets in first because Human Eye tends to first observe the Sparkle than the Color.
Moissanite with J Grade (or Colorless or Nearly-Colorless) is difficult to be detected for the unaided eye.
We (at Black Jack) have a full range of Color Grades (from H to M).
We will find you the nicest Moissanite with respect to your requirements.
Black Jack Fancy Color Moissanite Color Range
Not More Color options will be found with Moissanite. Thereby, it has limited Colors as below.
The below is the list of Sub Color Shades.
- Dark Yellow
The above Sub Color Shades can be described with each of the Colors shown above it.
Normally the Moissanite it weighted in terms of Carat.
It is equivalent to the range of 0.2g or 200mg. The Value of the Moissanite gets exponentially increased with respect to increase in the Carat Weight.
One of the Weight Measurement Unit is Carat. The Precious Things like Gold, Diamonds, Platinum & Other Gems are being measured in terms of Carat Weight.
History of Carat Weight
“Carat” word is derived from the Keration (Greek Word). It means Carob Seed (Kind of Small Horn). It was widely used as a Counter Weight to Measure the Weight of Precious Products like Gold & Gems because of their Consistent Weight.
Also Known as Metric Carat; this was an adopted term in the year of 1907 at the 4th General Conference on Weights & Measures.
Without Carat, we cannot determine the reflected size of the gem accurately. Thereby, it is useful measure to weight the Moissanite. The Size of the Moissanite can be classified after viewing it from the Top. Below 2 Criteria are needful to understand the Size of the Moissanite.
- Cut Grade of the Moissanite
- Distance in MM (Millimetres) across the Top of the Moissanite
No Moissanite gets for 100% Purity. It can only get for 99.99% of Purity. Some sort of impurities is bound with .01% inside. Diamonds contain only Carbon inside thereby they are flawless. 2 Types of Inclusion can be found in Moissanite.
- Black Spots
- Thin Fibre Pipes
It refers to the Number & Size of the Inclusions bound to be found in every Moissanite. Inclusions can be either Black Spots or Thin Fibre Pipes. Mostly these Black Spots are Microscopic. So the Elegance of Moissanite isn’t affected by Imperfections like these. Lesser the Inclusions the higher will be the Grade of the Moissanite and so does the Clarity.
Clarity in other words can be said as, how much it is clean or clear with respect to Natural Microscopic Characteristics. These kinds of Natural Microscopic Characteristics are found inside during the Formation of the Moissanite.
These Internal Characteristics are known as Inclusions.
The Surface of Moissanite never gets blemished in anyways.
The factors that affect the Final Clarity Grade of the Moissanite are as below.
- Visibility of Inclusions
The Rarest & Highly Valued Moissanite is usually the White Color Moissanite with less to No Inclusions inside.
During Clarity Inspection of Moissanite, Gemmologists normally go for the Maximum of 10X Magnification. After that as well, they can only determine the Moissanite from Face up. During this process of viewing it from top; if no inclusion is visible, the result can be useful in order to describe the VVS Clarity Grade.
To have determined the Size, the Type & The Positions of the Inclusions & Thin Fibre Pipes, Microscopes & Loupes are being used by Gemmologists. Loupes are the Small Handheld Magnifying Lenses.
The Below are the Clarity Grades applied by Expert Graders.
Very, Very Slightly Included: Very difficult to see imperfections under 10x magnification. An excellent quality diamond.
Very Slightly Included: Imperfections are not typically visible to the unaided eye. Less expensive than the VVS1 or VVS2 grades.
Slightly Included: Imperfections are visible under 10x magnification, and may be visible with the unaided eye. A good diamond value.
Inclusions are obvious under 10x magnification which may affect transparency and brilliance