by Michael LeCaine
Whether one had reached a milestone in life, made the first pot of gold, found a significant other to tie the knot with, or sourcing an overdue gift for a loved one, look no further than a Moissanite stone to lock in significant moments.
What is Moissanite and is there any difference between the Diamond or Cubic Zirconia?
Moissanite is a naturally occurring silicon carbide with a chemical compound SiC and a rare mineral discovered by French chemist Henri Moissan. Cubic Zircona, otherwise also known as Zirconium Dioxide ZrO2 contains zirconium and oxygen. Since Diamond is pure carbon, the Moissanite comes closer to Diamond than Cubic Zirconia. Moissanite is also doubly refractive due to the structure of the stone which increases light dispersion and hence channels brilliance and fire. Note Moissanite stones are not completely white and transparent due to the natural structure but its hues bear close resemblance to the Diamond.
by Michael LeCaine
LeCaine Gems is a fine jewellery maker that focuses on creating inspirational jewellery pieces at truly affordable prices. Using solid gold and conflict-free diamond alternatives like the Moissanite as their main jewellery materials, they cater to a growing demand for fair pricing bauble. If you are the kind of couple who wants to keep a sensible check on wedding expenses, LeCaine Gems assures that every customised engagement ring is not exorbitantly priced.
LeCaine Gems specialises in Moissanite with colours D-E-F which are very white and completely colourless. If you’re looking for more colour in your ring, pick a Fancy Yellow or Green Moissanite gem which you can customise to an Asscher cut or pear shape.
Vanilla Luxury: What are the current trends you see for bespoke engagement rings?
Ashley LeCaine: Today's modern couples are looking for more than a creative statement ring to mark their engagement milestone. They actually care for the environment when choosing the types of gemstones for their rings. Conflict-free and ethically-sourced stones are an important part of their consideration. As a leading Moissanite jeweller, we meet clients who are well-informed of diamond alternatives such as Moissanite. Apart from looking almost identical with the traditional diamond, Moissanite rings are graded higher than most alternative rocks but cost far lesser, making it truly affordable for young couples planning for their weddings. This allows them to create their dream engagement and wedding ring designs with a peace of mind without having to go over the budget.
LeCaine Gems is a fine jewellery maker that creates luxury designs at an affordable price. We craft elegant and unique jewellery for your special occasions, style and fancy. We believe in ethical business practice and fair pricing for our customers. Being an online store, we are able to reduce much of the high retail operating costs to create a beautiful, luxurious engagement ring with free design consultation and shipping. Our customers can enjoy tremendous savings and peace of mind when shopping with us. Each jewellery piece is exquisitely created to be owned by you and you can choose your desired design to be custom made specially for you. We specialise in Moissanite, a sophisticated alternative to Diamond. The gold ring types we pair with gemstones are 18K white gold or rose gold, or you may feel free to consult us on your ideal ring setting. Our jewellery designers and craftsmen have years of experience in the gem trade from Singapore, Hong Kong and USA. They are versatile in knowledge and skills for custom designing using high quality gemstones and gold. Our high standards in evaluating Diamond and Moissanite in particular have helped create many beautiful engagements rings over the years. In each of the custom design process, we will work closely with you to create and select premium grade quality and brilliant cut of your choice. We strongly believe that trust is the ultimate assurance for our customers, which is why we offer a Certificate of Authenticity and a Limited Lifetime Warranty for all our Moissanite and custom made rings. You can read up more about our Warranty and how to go about shopping on LeCaine Gems here.