The Bow, A 2CT Cushion Cut Moissanite Pendant Necklace
The Bow, A Moissanite Pendant Necklace. The moissanite is 2CT cushion cut with .5tcw accents. The chain is 16. Beautiful and elegant, a perfect necklace for a Bride to a special birthday gift.
- 2CT cushion cut moissanite (2.7mm x 2.7mm)
- .5TCW moissanite accents
- F-G Color
- 16" chain
- 925 Sterling Silver/Platinum
- Pendant: 35mm x 18mm
- Ship 1-5 business days
- Gift Box
- Free shipping
- Layaway plans available
Moissanite is a diamond simulant made of silicon carbide. A diamond simulant is a stone that has a similar appearance to a diamond, but is not a real diamond. It is very difficult to tell apart a diamond & moissanite, making moissanite a common diamond alternative.
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.