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Forever Brilliant Moissanite

OroSpot proudly offers only Forever Brilliant Moissanites, a premier brand of the stone. Forever Brilliant Moissanite was first manufactured by the creators of moissanite, Charles & Colvard, with significantly improved brightness and whiteness, which further enhances the gem’s refraction. Its sparkle is noticeably brighter, and its icy color looks especially stunning when set in platinum or white gold. While other enhanced gemstones use coating that can sometimes deteriorate, diminishing the stone’s fire and brilliance, Forever Brilliant Moissanite has no coating. This non-coated enhancement is permanent, so the Forever Brilliant Moissanite can be re-polished, cleaned, and exposed to temperatures and chemicals without the risk of damage. The quality of Forever Brilliant Moissanite has been verified by the Gemological Laboratory of America as well as the International Gemological Institute.

Forever Brilliant Moissanite vs. Conventional Moissanite

The main differences between the two lie in color and clarity, where the Forever Brilliant Moissanite ranks as superior.

• COLOR: The Forever Brilliant Moissanite is up to four grades whiter than the conventional moissanite. Although moissanites are not officially graded on GIA’s color scale for diamonds (from D as the most colorless all the way to Z), when compared, Forever Brilliant Moissanite scores under the letter H, which is considered “Near Colorless”. The conventional moissanite would be graded as “J” (still “Near Colorless”) or “K” (“Faint Yellow”).

• CLARITY: On GIA’s clarity scale, ranging from FL (Flawless) to I (Imperfect), Forever Brilliant ranks as VVS, or “Very Very Slightly Imperfect”, which means that there are very, very small inclusions difficult to see to the trained eye under 10X magnification. The conventional moissanite ranks a couple grades lower at VS², meaning “Very Slightly Imperfect” with very small inclusions.

Forever Brilliant Moissanite vs. Diamond

First of all, moissanite is a man-made stone, while natural diamonds are mined. The second most basic difference is the chemical composition: diamond is made of pure carbon, and moissanite is composed of carbon and silicon. Although moissanite looks astonishingly similar to diamonds, there are some differences between the two. We have listed the most important physical and optical features that help differentiate between the two stones.

• DURABILITY: While diamond is the hardest substance on the Mohs Scale of Hardness with the score of 10, moissanite is just below diamond with the hardness of 9.25. Still, moissanites better withstands extremely high temperatures, and is more likely than diamond to survive a fire.

• BRILLIANCE: Because the faceting pattern is different in both stones, moissanite exhibits a different kind of brilliance than diamond. On the Refractive Index (RI) moissanite has 2.65 to 2.69 RI (Refractive Index) , making it 10% more brilliant than diamonds. To some, this enhanced brilliance creates a flashy “disco ball effect”.

• COLOR: Moissanites – even those described as colorless – can in certain light project a golden, yellowish or grey hue, while a colorless diamond has a natural color with no traces of grey or yellow.

• FIRE: Moissanite casts 2.4 times more fire (light dispersion) than diamonds, creating a superior sparkle.

Because it is not mined, moissanite is a sensible alternative to diamonds and other mined gems, and it is produced entirely in the United States, without interference with the environment. Carat for carat, moissanite offers amazing beauty for less of an investment!


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