Man Made Diamonds, The Affordable Alternative for Your Wedding Jewelry

Written by Peter Crump

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Fire isrepparttar ability ofrepparttar 143314 stone to break light down into itís component colors and is also affected byrepparttar 143315 cut. ďFireĒ can be seen as color coming out ofrepparttar 143316 stone.

Luster isrepparttar 143317 amount of light reflected back fromrepparttar 143318 surface ofrepparttar 143319 stone.

Moissanite, for example, outperforms diamond in brilliance, fire and luster and is only very slightly lower onrepparttar 143320 hardness scale. In fact a special piece of testing equipment had to be designed so that jewellers could tell moissanite from diamond as so many were unable to.

And, of course, moissanite is much cheaper than diamonds. And if most jewellers cannot tell it apart from diamonds, could you?

There are a range of different processes used to produce a stone which is a good diamond alternative. Most produce fine quality stones which produce stunning quality jewelry which any woman would be proud to wear.

Moissanite is not strictly a man made diamond though, as it is, in fact, naturally occurring. Unfortunately it doesnít occur in sufficient quantities to be commercially viable for mining. But technology has come torepparttar 143321 rescue by devising a method of producing high quality crystals.

Our preference forrepparttar 143322 best alternative to diamonds? Moissanite. A fine jewelry stone which will make a stunning engagement ring, or other jewelry piece. And you can buy moissanite wedding jewelry at a fraction ofrepparttar 143323 price of diamond wedding jewelry.

And whenrepparttar 143324 kids come along, buy them something extra from us fromrepparttar 143325 money youíve saved.

Find out more about Moissanite as well as Moissanite engagement rings, moissanite bridal rings and moissanite stones at Peter's website, The Magic of Moissanite. © 2005 Peter Crump.

Mens Moissanite Wedding Rings, or Is Moissanite a Mans Best Friend?

Written by Peter Crump

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As a man does not generally wear an engagement ring his wedding ring may berepparttar only piece of jewelry that he wears so mens moissanite wedding rings are designed to catchrepparttar 143313 eye, unlike womens wedding rings which are designed to complementrepparttar 143314 engagement ring rather than detract from it.

Many mens moissanite wedding rings are often set in either gold or two tone white gold/yellow gold. As moissanite is much cheaper than diamonds he has a choice of more stones and bigger ones, so often buys a ring with 2, 3, 4 or more stones in it. Moissanite is not graded in carat (karat) weight exactly like diamonds but itís comparable diamond carat value is usually offered so that buyers can see exactly how much stone they are getting for their money compared to buying a diamond.

For example it is very possible to buy mens moissanite wedding rings with a number of moissanite stones of 3 to 5 mm diameter of somewhere around 1.5 carats (diamond equivalent weight) for around $500 - $800. Or a single moissanite stone of 7 to 8 mm diameter.

Compare that price to buyingrepparttar 143315 same ring with equivalent diamonds and you will be very pleasantly surprised. And your ring will look just as good, or better, thanrepparttar 143316 equivalent diamond ring. And usuallyrepparttar 143317 modern man understands that money spent atrepparttar 143318 start ofrepparttar 143319 relationship is money that is not available later on whenrepparttar 143320 important things, like kids and a house, arrive.

So men, if you really want a wedding ring that shows off exactly who you are with style and sparkle, but donít want to spend so much money on it that it makes you uncomfortable, then a mens moissanite wedding ring has to be considered.

But which one? Thatís up to you.

Find out more about Mens Moissanite Wedding Rings as well as Moissanite engagement rings, moissanite bridal rings and moissanite stones at Peter's website, The Magic of Moissanite. © 2005 Peter Crump.

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