Celebrate fabulous, everlasting feelings of wondrous love with our exquisite Celèsta Moissaniteseries, our beauteous, shimmering Moissanite gemstones are laboratory-created with minimal damage done to the environment, perfectly synthesized to produce what is now one of the world’s most scintillating gemstones. Elegant and classy, Moissanite complements everything else you're wearing, accentuating the look that you are going for, and will mesmerise everyone who casts their eyes upon your magnificence.
Moissanite is less expensive per carat compared to many other gemstones, and rates an extraordinary 9.25 on the Mohs scale of hardness, and is therefore suitable for everyday wear. Moissanite gemstones are second in hardness only to diamonds on the Mohs scale, making them bewilderingly harder than any other gemstone out there.Unless you have a trained eye, Moissanite can pass off as diamonds if that's the look and feel you're going for; our divine gemstones will still look as magnificent, spectacular and luxurious 50 years from now as they do now. Utilising groundbreaking technology and crafted with painstaking precision, each exquisite Celèsta Moissanite gemstone is cut to perfection with excellent craftsmanship and quality that you truly deserve.
Moissanite's breathtaking brilliant optical properties are a true testament to its worth in beauty and splendour, and yet it comes at a fraction of the price of diamonds. Sometimes you want that extra money on hand so you can spend it on other aspects of your life like building a home and/or family, renovation, etc. Choosing this diamond alternative allows you to do just that and more.
Benefits of Moissanite:
Eco-friendly - Moissanite is created in the laboratory with minimal impact (mining free) to the environment.
Cost - Moissanite cost less per carat as compared to many other gemstones.
Durability - Moissanite rates 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, compared to Cubic Zirconia with a 8 rating on the Mohs scale, so it is suitable for everyday wear.
What is Moissanite?
Originally discovered by French scientist Henri Moissan in 1893, Moissanite is a gemstone born from the stars. He discovered microscopic particles of the gem in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth. Initially thinking that he had discovered diamonds, it was later determined that the crystals were structurely composed of silicon carbide.
Natural moissanite is incredibly rare, so moissanite available today are all laboratory-created. The particles Moissan discovered were successfully synthesized to produce what is now one of the world’s most scintillating gemstones. Moissanite is engineered to produce a look similar to that of diamonds, but is compositionally different to that of diamonds.
Moissanite origins are easily traceable because they are grown in controlled environments using advanced technology, Moissanites require absolutely no mining to produce.
Compared with natural gemstones, lab created moissanites have a significantly smaller carbon footprint and results in far less impact to the environment. Fine jewellery made with moissanites is a responsible eco-friendly choice.
Moissanite vs. Diamond
Moissanite is an awe-inspiring gemstone that resembles a diamond in nearly every sense of the word. In a simple traditional thermal probe, Moissanite has been shown to be indistinguishable from the prodigious Diamond. To the naked eye, it sparkles just as brilliantly as its expensive natural counterpart, the diamond.
On the Mohs scale, Moissanite rates 9.25, making it one of the hardest substances on earth, and very suitable for everyday wear as an engagement ring as opposed to Cubic Zirconia which rates 8 on the Mohs scale, which would cloud up and scratch after 2 years of constant wear.
Diamonds are the hardest known mineral known to mankind, and receive a 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness.
Diamonds are very durable and ideal for everyday wear, contributing to their popularity as engagement rings’ center gemstones.
Moissanite gems exhibit brilliance differently from diamonds, as the faceting patterns are different. The fiery, rainbow flashes emitted by moissanites are beloved by many. The bigger the moissanite, the more likely it is that the difference will be noticeable.
Moissanite has a refractive index from 2.65 – 2.69, which is higher than a diamond.
Diamonds reflect light in three different ways. The white light reflected back is referred to as brilliance, while the rainbow of colors refracted through the diamond is referred to as dispersion.
The surface sparkle of a diamond, known as scintillation, is a third type of diamond light return. The combination of these three gives diamonds their famous sparkle.
While Moissanites are labeled as “colorless”, the gems can still project a yellow or grayish hue in certain lights.
The larger the moissanite gem, the more noticeable the color.
A colorless diamond, whether natural or lab created, has a natural body color that contains no traces of yellow, brown, or grey, resulting in a dazzling, bright white appearance.
Moissanites are dramatically lower in pricing compared to diamonds of the same size.
Moissanite gems prices vary only based on size, and whether the stone is classified Premium or Super Premium.
Natural diamonds and lab created diamond prices vary in terms of shape, carat, cut, color, and clarity.
Lab created diamonds tend to be on the more affordable range than natural diamonds.
Moissanites are an appealing option for those seeking an eco-conscious gemstone as they require no mining simply because these are lab created.
99.9% of natural diamonds are ethically sourced and from environmentally responsible origins, but do still affect the environment due to mining.
Comparison Table of Moissanite and Other Gems
Good to Poor
Certification by GRA
Each Mossanite Gemstone that you purchase from us will come with a Certificate of authenticity from Global Gemological Research Academy (GRA), an independent jewel institute that specialises in identifying gemstones and jewels, and provide reliable and accurate gemstone and jewels testing services. Each gemstone has its own certified control number intricately engraved onto itself as proof of authenticity, which coincides with the certificate of authenticity.