As mens wedding rings become more and more popular mens moissanite wedding rings become popular at an even faster rate. Wedding rings for men are here to stay and so are mens moissanite wedding rings.
What is moissanite I hear you ask? Moissanite is newest jewelry stone which is taking jewelry industry by storm. And whilst moissanite is popular amongst women, mens moissanite wedding rings are taking off.
Moissanite is a naturally occurring crystal, or jewel, which was only discovered in 1893. It was originally found in tiny quantities in a meteorite which had fallen in Arizona desert. It was discovered by doctor Henry Moissan, after whom it was named.
It exhibits many of qualities of diamonds and looks identical to diamonds to all but a few of most experienced jewellers. So identical in fact that sohisticated equipment is needed to distinguish it from diamonds. Moissanite even outperforms diamonds in most of natural qualities for which diamonds are so renowned. Most importantly, it is much cheaper.
Moissanite is second only to diamond in hardness, and is harder than any other jewel. It does not scratch, fade or change color. It has more brilliance than diamonds or any other popular gemstone.
It occurs naturally on earth but only in tiny quantities so it was not until late 20th century that it became available in sufficient quantities for jewelry making. This followed extensive research on moissanite and discovery of a reliable method of making it in a lab to very high quality.
Whilst a new jewel in its own right it was immediately compared to diamonds due to it’s high quality and much lower price. Now moissanite engagement rings are a hit amongst women, and mens moissanite wedding rings are following fast.