What is Moissanite?
Natural moissanite was first discovered in 1893 at a meteor crater in Arizona by Dr. Henry Moissan. The stone was later named in his honor and is extremely rare. Today, lab-created moissanite is readily available and grown under controlled conditions as silicon carbide, one of the hardest elements on earth. Due to its durability, moissanite is extremely resistant to scratching, breaking and chipping and is a dazzling and affordable alternative to diamond.
Known for its signature sparkle, timeless look and high-quality value, moissanite is a customer favorite and always affordable choice to add to your wardrobe or give as a gift. Our Moissanite Fire™collection features loose gemstones and dazzling designs including moissanite rings, bracelets, earrings, pendants and necklaces in a variety of colors.
"I'm so glad I tried moissanite! It is absolutely one of the most beautiful stones I have ever seen."
"This ring is indescribable. The flash and fire remind me of looking into a kalidescope. I had not tried Mossanite before but I am now a believer. This ring is better than any of my other diamond jewelry."
The Sparkle Is Pure Fire
“They are a must have, I love these earrings! They sparkle, they shine, they are beautiful!!”
- Nadine Choice
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They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we think moissanite deserves to be a member of the squad too. The way the light catches this radiant gemstone leaves a rainbow of colors sparkling from the center. It’s no surprise that people are drawn to its beauty anywhere you go. What’s the best part about moissanite? It has the sparkle and shine of a diamond, but at a fraction of the cost. No matter what your style is, moissanite looks great with anything and everything.
What is the History of Moissanite?
The particles from this rare gemstone were carried to earth by a meteorite nearly 50,000 years ago. It was first discovered in a meteor crater in Arizona by Dr. Henry Moissan in 1893. The natural form of this gemstone is extremely rare and was later named in the doctor’s honor. It wasn’t until the 1950s when more naturally occurring moissanite was found. Here at JTV, we do the hard work for you by finding lab-created moissanite and bringing this dazzling and durable gem to you in loose stones and jewelry pieces. This means you can enjoy moissanite that is not only stunning, but also resistant to scratching, chipping, and breaking. Synthetic moissanite is so incredibly tough that it is used for body armor and mirrors in orbiting space telescopes. Moissanite is an unforgettable gemstone with more luster and fire than a diamond.
Is Moissanite a Good Alternative for Typical Wedding Jewelry?
You’re ready to propose, but the thought of selecting the perfect ring may leave you a little nervous and your budget a little empty. Moissanite wedding jewelry allows you to enjoy the beauty of a diamond without the sometimes-restrictive high price. With a moissanite ring, no one will know your secret because it so closely resembles a diamond. Valued for their uncompromised fire and brilliance, our selection of moissanite rings comes in a variety of unique styles. Moissanite is an excellent choice for an engagement ring. With a Mohs Scale of Hardness rating of 9.2, moissanite is very suitable for everyday wear. The appearance, durability, and affordable price make moissanite the perfect stone for any and every occasion. You can’t go wrong with choosing a moissanite engagement ring to show that special someone in your life just how much you care.
What Kind of Moissanite Jewelry is Available?
Are you in need of a new piece of sparkling jewelry, but you don’t want to spend a fortune? Then you’ve come to the right place because JTV’s Moissanite Fire™ jewelry is exactly what you need. Our Moissanite Fire™ collection offers just the right amount of sparkle and durability to the everyday outfit. Whether you want to add a ring, necklace, bracelet, or pair of earrings to your jewelry wardrobe, moissanite is a gemstone that goes with anything and everything.
How Do You Clean and Care for Moissanite?
What You'll Need to Get Started:
- Lukewarm water
- Mild dishwashing soap or mild jewelry cleaner
- Soft, clean and dry cloth
- Small, soft-bristle toothbrush or cleaning brush
Before You Begin:
If working over a sink, make sure to plug the drain. Inspect gemstones to ensure all stones are secure. Do this after brushing as well. In a small bowl, prepare a cleaning solution by mixing two tablespoons of mild dishwashing liquid with one quart of lukewarm water. If using a commercial jewelry cleaner, read and follow all instructions. Make sure the expiration date has not passed, since an expired cleaner may be ineffective or damage your jewelry.
To Clean Your Jewelry:
- Soak jewelry 10 to 20 minutes to soften residue and dirt.
- Gently brush sides, top, bottom and underside.
- Rinse with clean water.
- Pat dry with a clean cloth.
- Repeat steps if necessary.