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Buying Moissanite: What Are Your Options?

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Have you heard of moissanite?

If not, you are seriously missing out on a beautiful stone that is used in engagement rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and so much more.

Check out these diamond alternatives side by side.

This beautiful stone was discovered in the 1800’s by a popular chemist. He discovered them in a crater created by a meteorite and found that they were made of silicon carbide. Today, natural moissanite is quite rare, but it has been made in laboratories for quite some time and is a good choice for so many reasons.

Moissanite is often compared to diamonds. Some people use them in place of diamonds, while others appreciate the stone for what it is. While the two do have a lot in common, they are actually quite different. Diamond is a natural gem and can come in many different shades of white.

Moissanite is man-made, and only comes in three levels of colors, all compare to the whitest diamonds.

What About Price Difference?

A moissanite costs a small fraction of what a diamond costs. Two other areas the gems are often compared is brilliance, also known as the sparkly factor and hardness. In the area of hardness, the diamond wins, but not by much. A diamond is the hardest known mineral with a score of 10 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale, but the moissante scores a 9.25. In the brilliance category, however, moissanite shines bright, much brighter than a diamond.

Now that you know a little more about the stone, you may be wondering where you can find this beauty. Luckily, there are quite a few options for you.

Where to Buy Moissanite

Zales Retail StoreFirst of all, you can find moissanite at Zales Jewelers.

This large jewelry retailer is often found in malls across America and has some of the most beautiful settings available. You can find moissanite set in yellow gold, white gold, and possibly platinum depending on the piece. Not only that, but it is a great place to see the stone in person. You will be amazed at how clear and sparkly it is. And chances are, you won’t be able to resist buying a piece of jewelry with moissanite as the centerpiece.

Another option is to visit etsy.com. This is a site where people list items for sale. Many of the items listed here are handmade and quite unique. There are many talented jewelers that have created rings, earrings, necklaces, and other pieces with moissanite. Some of these jewelry makers even offer custom pieces so you can have them create whatever it is that your heart desires.

Also, you can find various online stores that specialize in moissanite. These retailers carry just about any type of jewelry that you can think of and have pieces that are ready to ship and others that can be made to your specifications.

loose moissanite at etsy.comMake sure to browse the selection to find what you want. If you are unable to locate it, don’t hesitate to contact the shop and let them know exactly what you are looking for. Many times they are able to create a piece you will cherish forever.

No matter where you shop online, though, make sure that you find out the reputation of the seller. Moissanite may cost less than a diamond, but it can still be costly, especially when set in gold, silver, or platinum. For this reason. you should do what you can to learn about sellers on Etsy and the online retailers you visit.

In conclusion, choosing to purchase a piece of jewelry with moissanite is something that you won’t regret. Shop at the options shared here and find the gem that speaks to your heart.

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