14K Gold Old European Cut (OEC) Moissanite Martini Screw Back Stud Earrings. They are available in multiple sizes as well as metals. They are gorgeous and not like anything you have purchased before. Moissanite is 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 premium diamond alternative. Passes the Diamond tester. GRA certification included.
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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.
🎈 What's Old European Cut (OEC)?
Old European Cut Diamonds (OEC) are an antique type diamond cut born of a time before modern technology enabled the precise geometry we see modern diamond cutters use. The Old European Cut evolved from the Old Mine Cut, with their trademark small tables, heavy crowns, deep angles, and large, visible culet.
The OEC is a chunkier cut, so the flashes of colour are bigger. It’s not as rainbowy as the RB, and the sparkle isn’t as uniform. I think this is what makes the OEC seem more “sparkly”. Every time it moves, the light bounces off the stone in a different way. Also, the sparkle is more white, whereas I think the RB sparkle is more rainbow. For me, I prefer the sparkle of the OEC because it’s not so flashy. It’s a more understated sparkle. However, it’s still more colourful than a diamond or white sapphire, just moissanite toned down.