14K White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Moissanite Basket Stud Earrings
14K White Gold Round Brilliant Cut Moissanite Basket Stud Earrings. They are available in multiple sizes. They are gorgeous and not like anything you have purchased before. Moissanites are more sparkling than mined diamonds - wow!
Moissanite is a diamond made of silicon carbide. It is very difficult to tell apart a diamond & moissanite, making moissanite a common diamond alternative.
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- Metal Purity- 14K white gold
- Carat Weight Per Earring- 5mm, 6mm, 6.5mm, 7mm, 8mm, 9mm
- Main Stone - Moissanite
- Main Stone Shape - Round Brilliant Cut
- Diamond Color - F-G
- Fastening - Push Back - well supported backing supports earring flush to ear.
Moissanite was originally discovered in a meteor crater in 1893 by scientist Henri Moissan. He mistakenly believed the crystals he found were diamonds. Naturally occurring moissanite is extremely rare. Because of this, most of the moissanite on the market is lab grown. It can take 2-3 months to create a single moissanite stone in a lab.
Most people cannot tell the difference between moissanite and diamonds. The GIA has even said that moissanite is “much closer to diamond in overall appearance and heft than any previous diamond imitation.”
One way to tell apart moissanite from diamond is to examine the stone’s brilliance and fire. Moissanite has more fire and brilliance than diamond – it isn’t as noticeable in smaller stones, but in stones over 5mm, it’s much more noticeable. Moissanite is known for its “disco ball” effect because rainbow light quickly flashes around the gem. However, looking at a stone’s fire and brilliance isn’t always a reliable way to differentiate the two because an expertly cut diamond will also have lots of fire and brilliance.