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.
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.