Moissanite Engagement Rings – From Beyond Earth
The most annoying people on Facebook are the soppy couples who use status updates to describe their relationships in astronomical proportions. These people should refrain from sharing their intimacy with the whole world and rather do something which accurately expresses the cliche’s that they so often speak in. If they just bought each other moissanite engagement rings then maybe they wouldn’t have to tell everyone that their love was beyond the confines of earthly understanding. The problem is that that they have no clue what moissanite is, because they are too busy researching overused lines from B-grade romantic comedies.
In the hope of breaking this ignorance and maybe removing some of the annoyance from our daily lives, this blog will attempt to reveal the mystery which underpins moissanite. The substance has a remarkably interesting history and squeamish readers shouldn’t be concerned because it isn’t filled with bloodshed or suffering refugees.
The gemstone was first discovered in 1893, in a by a Koa wood rings Nobel Prize winner named Henri Moissan. Its discovery was initially thought to be small deposit of diamonds, but deeper investigation revealed that it was completely unique.
The stone is so rare that it must be grown in a laboratory to make it commercially viable. It has only been available as a form of jewelry since 1998 and it is now providing a creative alternative to the conventional choice of a diamond encrusted engagement ring.
Moissanite should not be confused with cubic zirconia because they are very different substances. Cubic zirconia is normally flawless whereas moissanite crystals, like diamonds, have small flaws which are observable under magnification. Most jewelers can easily distinguish cubic zirconia from diamonds, but moissanite is far more difficult to identify. This similarity means that moissanite sales should steadily increase over the next few decades.
The stone has been marketed as a substance which was inspired by the stars because it is often found in meteorites, but it isn’t completely alien to our planet. Small deposits have also been discovered in limited areas beneath the surface of the earth, but the initial discovery allows the marketing strategy to flourish.