Today, Moissanite, or silcone carbide, is created using an innovative thermal harvesting process. What results is an ethical, socially responsible manmade gem. A great choice for sparkle, it makes for a brilliant alternative for engagement ring focal stones and a less costly substitute for diamonds. Like fragments of a star, moissanite was originally found in a meteorite crater and has since landed in hearts everywhere.
Why choose a moissanite gemstone:
+ Moissanites can cost significantly less than natural diamond and gemstone counterparts. Carat for carat, moissanite offers more beauty for less investment. This means you can check off boxes like high quality sparkle and bigger carat weights for a reasonable cost difference.
+ A smaller carbon footprint than other gemstones
+ Rated for everyday wear. MOHs hardness scale: 9.25.
Easy to clean either by hand by gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
A note on investing in moissanite:
Please note that moissanite should not to be purchased with the intention of becoming investment pieces. While we hope you never have to resell your item, it is important to note that any jewellery item tends to have a significant resale devaluation. We suggest contacting us directly if the time ever comes to let go of your item. BREADxCircus has a beloved heirloom rework process that can turn your piece into something you can love again. You can learn about our program HERE.