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Is Moissanite Right for Me?

Moissanite is a near colorless jewel with incredible fire and brilliance.  Is it right For you?  Here, read to discover more information about Moissanite.

Here is a question every woman should ask of themselves before making a significant jewelry purchase; is this jewel right for me?  Moissanite possess beauty and durability; two important characteristics of any jewel. Moissanite is near colorless, very hard , second in hardness only to diamond, and has spectacular fire and brilliance.

  • Moissanite is a Create Jewel
    Sice 1998, Moissanite has been created by one company, Charles & Colvard.  It is a laboratory grown jewel. Some consumers prefer mined jewels instead of created.  If you have a hard time with a man-made jewel, Moissanite is not for you.
  • Moissanite is NOT sold at Tiffany & Company!
    You will never find Moissanite at Tiffany & Co., Why?  Because Tiffany sells hundreds of millions of dollars worth of diamonds a year in beautiful blue boxes. Some consumers need to buy jewelry at a luxury jewelry store.  If you have never been to a Macy’s or other jewelry outlets for your jewelry, you will probably not feel comfortable buying Moissanite jewelry.
  • Gentlemen - Get permission
    Charles & Colvard has trumpeted its focus on the self-purchasing woman market. However, moissanite’s appeal has grown tremendously over the last decade. Today, men and women shop for moissanite engagement rings instead of diamond engagement rings.
    For gentlemen who are considering to purchase moissanite jewelry for their love one, The Jewelry hut recommend you obtain her permission or consult her first.  It may ruin a surprise but let’s be certain; some women adore diamonds, some women adore moissanite, and some women adore both. Find out where your loved one belongs BEFORE you make that commitment to moissanite.

How to Examine Moissanite

Learn how to inspect Moissanite jewels and Moissanite Jewelry when you buy one.

Although moissanite is a created jewel, no two moissanite stones are identical.  Each moissanite jewel is grown from unique moissanite seed crystal. Created diamonds are grown by similar process. Since no two stones are the same, slight variance exists across all moissanite shapes. This variance is most apparent in larger stones (stones greater than 2 CTTW diamond equivalent). When choosing moissanite earrings, take the extra time examine each stone to insure they are closely matched to your satisfaction. If not, ask to see another pair. Likewise, Moissanite 3-Stones rings and pendants should feature finely matched jewels with minimal variance in color and clarity.

  • Look at Moissanite Under different lighting conditions
    Unless you plan on spending the rest of your life in the cozy confines of your local jewelry or department store, it is best to see how moissanite looks in various lighting conditions. Spend a few minutes and consider how moissanite complements you. It is no secret that lighting in jewelry stores is specially calibrated to bring out the best in the jewels in the case. Any jewelry store should comply with your wish to view moissanite stones or jewelry in various lighting conditions.  If you are buying moissasnite from an online jewelry store, such as The Jewelry Hut Moissanite Jewelry Store, you have 15 days to view the moissanite jewelry at comfort of your own home lighting or outside without any pressure.
  • How to identify Moissanite
    Using a 10x loupe, the average person may easily identify the signature double refraction of moissanite jewels.  Peer through the facets on the crown or pavilion of the stone to view light bending twice through the moissanite jewel. If you feel this leaves too much room for debate and interpretation, we recommend a moissanite tester to verify the jewel in question is indeed moissanite, and not diamond nor cubic zirconia. Most moissanite retailers keep a moissanite tester on hand.  The most sophisticated moissanite testers use electrical conductivity parameters to separate moissanite from other near colorless jewels, and are reportedly 100% reliable.

Loose Moissanite Stones Versus Finished Jewelry

Learn how to decide between moissanite jewels and a moissanite jewelry purchase

If you are thinking of buying moissanite stones, Buy It Online.  Loose moissanite stones are avialable from many online jewelry retailers. Some independent jewelers stock loose stones as well, but major jewelry department stores and chains carry virtually no loose moissanite stones.  Of course, moissanite jewelry is available from both online and brick and mortar stores.  We invite you to use this handy decision making chart.

Purchasing Scenario

Moissanite Stones

Moissanite Jewelry

You have lost a large diamond or other precious gemstone from a favorite ring or pendant, and need to buy a replacement stone

Yes

No

 

You can not decide on a setting, but know you love moissanite

Yes

No

 

You live in a small twon, miles away from your local jeweler who may not be familiar with or willing to set moissanite

No

 

Yes

The moissanite ring purchase is a surprise for a loved one, and you do not know their tastes, lifestyle, shape of fingers and hands well enough to choose the right ring

Yes

No

 

You have purchased moissanite in the past, and now are adding complimentary pieces to your jewelry wardrobe collection

No

 

Yes

Moissanite Price guide

This price guide describe the types of moissanite jewelry (size of stone, metal) available in the most common budget ranges. This guideline reflects The Jewelry Hut awareness of current retail moissanite prices.

Price Range

What you should expect

$200 - $500

Metal Types: 14 KT White or Yellow gold

 

Carat Weight:  Just curious about Moissanite? This is the minimum you pay for moissanite.  At this range, look for solitaire rings up 3/4 CTTW (6 mm round brilliant).  You can also find a pair of 1 CTTW stud earrings (5 mm round brilliant) for around $350 - $400.

$500 - $750

Metal Types:  14 KT White or Yellow gold

 

Carat Weight:  Similar to the entry level above, but with larger stones.  At this range, look for solitaire rings 1 CTTW (6.5 mm round brilliant) for $700 - $750. Small 3-Stones rings (1 CTTW) fit this price range as well.

$750 - $1,000

Metal Types: 14 KT White or Yellow gold

 

Carat Weight:  A sweet spot for most Moissanite jewelers. You should expect to find at this price range, solitaire rings up to 1.5 CTTW (7.5 mm round brilliant).  A pair of 2 CTTW moissanite stud earrings (6 mm round brilliant) can be purchased for $900 - $1,000.  A well made 1 CTTW moissanite bracelet average $800 - $1,000.

$1000 - $2500

Metal Types: 14 KT or 18 KT gold and platinum

 

Carat Weight:  The big look you seek starts here! Enjoy 2 or 3 CTTW solitaire rings, a pair of earrings, and moissanite bracelet.  A gorgeous moissanite 3-Stones rings are available. 2 CTTW 3-stones moissanite rings are $1,500 - $2,000.  Generously cut 3 - 4 CTTW moissanite stud earrings (6.5 - 8 mm round brilliant) will cost $2,000 - $2,500.

$2500 - $5000

Metal Types: 14 KT or 18 KT gold and platinum

 

Carat Weight:  Spectacular sizes for spectacular personalities! 3-Stones moissanite anniversary rings up to 4.5 CTTW for $3,000 - $4,000. Bold solitaire rings up to 4 CTTW.  Select platinum earrings up to 4 CTTW for $3,200 - $3,800.

$5000 +

Metal Types: 18 KT gold and platinum

 

Carat Weight:  Let your imagination take hold; the affordable luxury of moissanite means you can choose a whopping 5, 6, or 7 CTTW solitaire ring or a 5 - 6 CTTW bracelet, at this price range, are yours to ponder. Celebrate your anniversary or special occasion with a custom designs of your choosing.

Mixing Moissanite with Diamonds

Here, learn how savvy women combine moissanite and diamonds.

It is nearly irresistible for people to compare moissanite to diamond.  But it does not have to be either and or. Today, many jewelry designers are combining moissanite and diamonds and the results are simply stunning.

  • Large Moissanite Centers Surrounded by or Accented with Diamonds
    Moissanite is easily mixed with small diamonds and vice versa. Here, A fancy designer Antique Retro. Style Moissanite and Diamond Engagement Ring (for more detail or purchase this ring, click on the image below). This stunning beautiful ring is set with a 2.25 CTTW (7.5 mm) square brilliant moissanite and surrounded by 52 5/8 CTTW, 1.30 - 1.45 mm of genuine round shape brilliant diamonds.

  • Combinations to avoid
    It is not recommended setting a large Moissanite center stone next to a diamond eternity band with “F/VS” diamonds; the stones will not match. Also, do not try wearing similar size moissanite and diamond stones; the superior fire and brilliance of moissanite will give the diamonds a dull appearance by contrast.
  • Where to Buy Moissanite Jewel?
    From your local jewelry store to independent online jewelry web stores.

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What is Moissanite?

Moissanite is a near colorless, durable jewel with incredible brilliance and fire. Moissanite is a popular alternative to more expensive gemstones, such as diamond.

We, at The Jewelry Hut, you enjoy shopping our extensively hand selected collection of designer moissanite jewelry.  With literally many moissanite rings, earrings, pendants or necklaces, and bracelets to choose from, at affordable prices.  Please “Contact Us” at The Jewelry Hut if you have any questions.

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