Moissanite jewelry care guide

What is Moissanite?

 If you are not yet familiar with Moissanite, it is a gem-quality silicon carbide that is frequently mistaken for a diamond due to its similar appearance. However, it is important to note that Moissanite is not a diamond simulant, but rather a superior alternative that boasts exceptional fire and brilliance. Its exceptional hardness also makes it an excellent choice for creating heirloom-quality jewelry, as it is highly resistant to scratches, chips, and breakage. Furthermore, our Moissanites are expertly cut and polished to a higher standard than the majority of diamonds commonly found in engagement rings.

 Notably, Moissanite is ethically sourced and environmentally friendly, making it a socially conscious choice for those who prioritize sustainability. Its origin can be traced back to the discovery of minute quantities of the mineral in particles carried to earth by a meteorite 50,000 years ago. Today, it is available as faceted gemstones in a wide range of shapes and sizes.

 One of the key advantages of Moissanite is its exceptional stability over time. Unlike some other diamond alternatives that can become clouded or dull with age, Moissanite is just as atomically stable as a diamond, meaning that it will not change color or lose its optical properties over time. In fact, given that Moissanite is more heat-resistant than diamond, one could argue that it is even more atomically stable. Ultimately, Moissanite is the ideal choice for those seeking assurance that their jewelry will continue to sparkle for a lifetime and beyond.

 

 Moissanite Jewelry Care and Cleaning

 Exposure during ordinary wear to perspiration and household chemicals, like chlorine and hairspray, can cause buildup that dulls the surface of a diamond. We suggest periodic cleanings to keep the diamond brilliant and refractive.

 

Keeping Your Moissanite Brilliant and Sparkly Clean

A solution of one part ammonia and six parts water can be used to clean your jewelry at home. If cleaning by hand, gentle scrubbing with a soft brush should loosen most dirt and greatly increase the brilliance of the stones, but be careful not to scratch the metal of your setting.

 

Make it Last Forever

Although our Moissanite are some of the hardest stones known to man, you should have the same care as you would with a natural diamond or any other precious stone since an extremely hard blow can cause them to chip. In addition, chipping can also occur when stress is placed on any gemstone during setting, un-setting or in a host of other manners, therefore only a trained professional should work on your jewelry.

 

How to Store Your Moissanite Jewelry

We recommend that all jewelry be stored individually in a jewel box or in soft cloth pouches when not being worn to prevent the stones from scratching or dulling other jewelry.