Everything You Need to Know About Moissanite Stones 

Since our story began in 1978, our Nasr Jewelers Denton team has strongly prided ourselves in providing customized elegance with every piece, for every customer. In doing so, we strive to leave our clientele with as much information and guidance as possible to help choose their perfect jewelry items.

We have covered topics ranging from jewelry grading and seasonal trends to proper care for your precious items, and more. Next up on the list? We’re leaving you with an exclusive Q&A on none other than the gorgeous moissanite stone. Let’s dive in!

“Jewelry is like the perfect spice – it always complements what’s already there.” -Diane Von Furstenberg

What exactly is a moissanite stone?

According to the official moissanite website, “Moissanite is a rare, naturally occurring mineral also known as silicon carbide, which was first discovered by the Nobel Prize-winning chemist, Dr. Henri Moissan, at the site of a massive meteorite strike in Arizona.” 

Many became intrigued by the new gem. Before the 2000s came around, scientists found a way to use the stone and craft it into a jewel so durable that rubies, diamonds, sapphires, and emeralds could hardly compare to its strength. Once it became incorporated into the jewelry world, the moissanite stone came alive and was named after the discovering chemist.

How does moissanite differ from diamonds?

Although the two gems can look strikingly similar, there are a few vast differences to look for if you are determined to identify which stone you are considering purchasing. Apart from the moissanite’s incredible durability, it also has much more shine and brilliance to it than a diamond. 

In addition, jewelrynotes.com shares, “If you look through the top or the side of a polished round moissanite, the facets on the opposite side of the stone will appear doubled. In diamonds, you shouldn’t be able to see such an effect.” Moissanites also tend to be lighter, cheaper, and in higher clarity than diamonds. 

What are the proper ways to clean moissanite stones?

Our team recommends that you clean your moissanite stones simply and gently. The best way to do so is to grab a non-toxic, mild soap and use soft cloth or toothbrush under warm water for optimal results. For your convenience, you may check out our blog on how to properly care for a wide variety of jewelry pieces.

 “All you need is love, but a little jewelry never hurt anybody.” -Abby Lowery

There is no wrong answer when it comes to the type of jewelry that feels right for you. If you’re drawn to a certain stone, don’t let anyone stop you! Our goal at Nasr Jewelers Denton is to make sure you are well-informed about the history of each piece’s stones, their grade, durability, and how to give them the proper care.

To ensure you and your beloved jewelry have a long-lasting relationship, we encourage you to look into our maintenance and services plan. If you have any questions about a potential purchase, any one of our friendly associates will be happy to assist you. 

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