Moissanite - Francois Jewellers
YOUR MOISSANITE ENGAGEMENT RING WILL BE PROTECTED “EVERMORE”
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. Not only is it an affordable alternative to a diamond but it is a gemstone in […]
HOW DO I CLEAN MY MOISSANITE?
How do I clean my Moissanite? Moissanite can be cleaned the same way as you would clean your Diamond and other fine jewellery. Normal ultrasonic cleaning is perfectly safe and advisable. Do not place more than one piece of jewellery in the ultrasonic cleaner as this can damage or chip any jewellery due the high […]
INCLUSIONS, CUT & POLISH
Inclusions – Cut & Polish Does Moissanite have inclusions? Moissanites sold by FRANCOIS JEWELLERS have no eye visible inclusions. When using magnification, one can see characteristic needle like “lines” which are typical and inherent to crystal growth process. Instead of dark/carbon spots that block light, Moissanite inclusions are mostly caused by micropipes (the lack of […]
Does Moissanite scratch easily? No. Moissanite is extremely scratch and abrasion resistant. Moissanite is 9 ¼ on the Mohs scale and is the second hardest gemstone used in jewellery after a Diamond. Can Moissanite break easily? No. Moissanite is one of the toughest jewels known and is harder than all other gemstones (excluding Diamond) including […]
CAN THE COLOUR CHANGE?
All Evermore Moissanites sold by FRANCOIS JEWELLERS comes with a Limited Life Time warranty against colour change and all stones above 0.50ct D.E.W. (Diamond Equivalent Weight) comes with an E.G.L. (European Gemological Laboratory) Moissanite Report with the number laser engraved on the stones’ girdle. PLEASE BE AWARE OF CHEAP LOW-GRADE MOISSANITES -THEY CAN CHANGE COLOUR […]
PURCHASING HIGH QUALITY MOISSANITE
All Evermore Moissanites sold by FRANCOIS JEWELLERS comes with a Limited Life Time warranty against colour change and all stones above 0.50ct D.E.W. (Diamond Equivalent Weight) comes with an E.G.L. (European Gemological Labarotory) Moissanite Report with the number laser engraved on the stones’ girdle. PLEASE BE AWARE OF CHEAP LOW-GRADE MOISSANITES -THEY CAN CHANGE COLOUR […]
WHERE DOES MOISSANITE COME FROM – NATURAL STONE OR MAN MADE?
Where does Moissanite come from – is it a natural stone or is it man made? Natural Moissanite does occur, but found in tiny, limited quantities or as minute particles in the earth and rare crystals. The amount of naturally occurring gem quality Moissanite is so rare that there would not be enough material to […]
HOW TO IDENTIFY MOISSANITE
Moissanite has many similar physical properties to those of Diamond and will test positive for Diamond when using a thermal Diamond tester, therefore a standard Diamond tester cannot be used to determine if the gemstone is a Moissanite or a Diamond. There are three methods to distinguish Moissanite from other near colourless gems. Using a […]
MOISSANITE vs. CUBIC ZIRCONIA
Compared to Moissanite, cubic zirconia is substantially softer. Cubic zirconia scratches and abrades easily. This is why it loses its lustre after a relatively short time. Frankly, there simply is no comparison between cubic zirconia and Moissanite. Moissanite’s properties are far superior to cubic zirconia. Moissanite is one of the hardest and toughest known elements […]