Sparkling Diamond Engagement rings set with Moissanite Diamonds that are substitute Diamonds are arousing great excitement (and causing great concern within the diamond industry) and here are the two reasons why:
Many people who have decided to dump fiat money (in the current currency crack-up) in favour of investing in gold antique jewelry would also like to know more about the transparent white stones in their antique gold work collection. They can be assured of the gold content by the hallmarks guarantee of quality but are those clear white stones the real thing or not?
Questions may come up in your mind too when you see an unusually large diamond in a manufactured diamond engagement ring. Uhmmm...is that a genuine Diamond or a 'me-too' Diamond substitute? Well, one thing's for certain, it is no Persian Gulf Pearl!
Facts about Diamonds places Moissanite at 9.25 (we are not talking sterling here) on the Mohs Scale of hardness, ranking it harder than Rubies, Sapphires and Emeralds. Not only does "Mo" win on strength, but Moissanite possesses more fire (0.104) and brilliance (2.65-2.69) than diamond gemstones (0.044 and 2.42 respectively)! That is one powerful call.
And if it's good enough for Hollywood couples, famous actresses, and couples in love, then Moissanite diamond Jewelry and designing your engagement ring from Antique Jewelry, for less than it costs to buy a "new" diamond ring, might be the answer for you too.
After they had come onto the market, many of the professionals were wondering if these Me Too diamonds might cause the diamond industry even to collapse! They are good impostors; not your average diamond imposter, this gal's best friend out fires the real thing.
The synthetic was so identical to the natural diamond it forced the jewellery market into quick action; they had to come up with a method to identify synthetic Moissanite diamonds. Or a real risk existed that synthetic Moissanite could negatively affect the diamond industry.
It didn't turn out to be that hard to identify to the great relief of the diamond industry. With a trained gemologist's eye you can identify lab created diamonds with a 10x Jewelers Loupe!
Not a gemologist? Get yourself a good diamond Moissanite tester and read-up on the Facts about Real Diamonds compared to the Mossianite Diamond Facts Below.
Bride-on-a-budget and want the dazzle of "a diamond is forever" without paying dazzling diamond prices? Or you don't want to risk wearing high-priced gemstones for every day wear? Then a lab created Moissanite engagement ring may be the perfect alternative.
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