Wearing moissanite is much like dazzling your audience with a disco-ball colour effect. Its colours are more brilliant than a real diamond and will dazzle all admirers. A leading South African manufacturing jeweller who uses moissanite is Francois Jewellers.
It only stocks the best of the best and, in this case, that is Charles & Colvard® moissanite. This American-based company produces the large crystal-like gemstones in laboratories. A Charles & Colvard® moissanite is a unique blend of science and art. Not only is it an affordable alternative to a diamond but it is a gemstone in its own right.
Moissanites are faux diamonds at their best and offer an ethical alternative to diamonds. Young couples who need to stretch their cash to cover wedding costs can happily settle for a moissanite engagement ring. Not only does it look and feel like the “real thing”, but it also costs about one-tenth of the price of a diamond. Apart from saving cash, the bride can rest assured that there will be as much oohing and aahing by jealous girlfriends.
Moissanite was originally discovered by a jeweller, Dr Henri Moissan, way back in 1893 – hence the name. It is a mineral that occurs in limited quantities in the earth and, because of its rarity, is now being cultivated in laboratories.
While Francois Jewellers may have many alternative options to help clients cut costs, this leading South African manufacturing jeweller will never compromise on quality. This is one of the cornerstones of the company’s credo and a perfect example of this is its use of the magnificent moissanite faux diamond.
Today, moissanite is rapidly growing in popularity, according to Francois Jewellers. This can be attributed to the fact that the stones are hard-wearing and cost a fraction of the price of a diamond. Brides will delight in moissanite’s flashes of brilliant colour and durability. Francois Jewellers stock only Charles & Colvard® moissanite with a Limited Lifetime Warranty. This guarantees that your moissanite gemstone will retain its fire and brilliance for its lifetime.
There is also no comparison between moissanite and cubic zirconia. Zirconias are softer and therefore can be easily scratched, losing their luster over the years. Moissanite, on the other hand, is regarded as a tough and hard element making it an attractive and hard-wearing gemstone.