Why Choose Moissanite Over Diamonds?

It's no secret that diamonds are a girl's best friend. They say they're forever, but the truth is, every day we're reminded of how expensive they can be. What if I told you there was a new gemstone out that could save your budget and still show you off in exactly the way you want?

You may have heard about moissanite before - it's been making waves lately as an affordable alternative to diamond jewellery.  The beautiful thing about this stone is that it has all the fire and brilliance of diamonds without any of the cost! Sure, moissanite doesn't come with centuries worth of lore or tradition behind it like diamond does, but for some people those things aren't important at all when choosing their sparkle.

Moissanite is growing more and more in popularity. It's less expensive and has many of the same features as diamonds, making it an attractive option for people looking to save money on jewellery. Moissanite was first discovered by French chemist Dr. Henri Moissan (hence the name) in 1893 when he found tiny crystals inside a meteor crater near Arizona. Today, moissanite can be mined using either traditional methods or with lasers. It can also be lab grown which makes it even more socially responsible. 

Elixir Stones supplies both mined and lab grown moissanite. If you've been looking for ethical jewellery or something with less environmental impact than traditional stones like diamonds or cubic zirconia, then this is perfect! You may have also heard people say that moissanite has more fire and brilliance than other gems. Moissianites are typically more inexpensive than diamonds because they are made from silicon carbide instead of carbon (which makes up most real diamonds). 

If you’ve ever been curious about moissanite and if it's worth the investment, we hope this post has helped answer some of your questions. Moissanites are a gemstone that have taken the diamond industry by storm because they look nearly identical to diamonds at an affordable price point. Unlike most other gems on earth, moissanite that is created in labs has no risk of mining or environmental destruction involved with their production, meaning you can wear it knowing you are making an impact. One more thing - when people hear "moissy" for short, they might come up with all sorts of funny phrases like "Moissy my beau!" but don't worry; that's just what happens when you say it out loud!  Now you know a bit more about moissanite check why not check out our range of stones!

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