If you are looking for the perfect piece of jewelry, the selection of gems available in the market is endless. From rubies to sapphires, and topaz to diamonds, there are plenty of gemstones to choose from, but you may sometimes find yourself having to compromise between style and price. While diamonds have often been regarded as the standard for jewelry, there are plenty of alternatives that can offer the same glamour.
With moissanite rings, you can splurge yourself with a stunning gemstone that will not spoil your budget. Moissanites by Livia uses top-tier ice moissanite which shares a splitting resemblance to diamonds, but without the expensive price tag. Although the popularity of ice moissanite has only surged in the last few years, here is everything you need to know about this wondrous gemstone.
Moissanite is a gemstone that shares a very similar resemblance to diamonds. It was first discovered by Henri Moissan, a French scientist who discovered particles of the gem from a crater caused by a meteorite in 1893. Moissan spent many years synthesizing the particles he discovered which led to the moissanite that is widely used in jewelry today.
Moissanite is composed of silicon carbide, compared to diamonds which are made up of carbon. While diamonds are regarded as the hardest known mineral, moissanite comes very close, where it is almost just as durable as diamonds.
The Advantages of Choosing Moissanite
Beauty and the Bling
Ice moissanite is arguably the best diamond alternative compared to other gemstones. Diamonds are often sought after because of their brilliance and durability, but ice moissanite is strikingly similar that only an expert will be able to tell the difference. Ice moissanite is particularly special because of the fact that you can get a beautiful ring that shines with radiance, but for a fraction of the price compared to diamonds.
Other diamond alternatives such as cubic zirconia are often compared to ice moissanites. Cubic zirconia and other diamond alternatives are much less durable than ice moissanite, and they do not shine as radiantly due to the natural elements of the gems. Moissanites by Livia carries a wide range of ice moissanite rings in different cuts and sizes.
Gorgeous and Guilt-free Gems
Our company is dedicated to using ice moissanite that is ethically sourced. The moissanite that is available today is primarily created in laboratories, as natural moissanite is incredibly rare. As a result, our ice moissanite rings are made from guilt-free gems, meaning that they are ethically grown, compared to some diamonds which have origins from conflict-ridden areas.
Offering a very similar appearance to diamonds, moissanite has the same luxurious feeling while being more affordable. Our ice moissanite is ethical, but will also not break the bank, making it the perfect guilt-free gemstone for your special occasions.
Moissanite vs Diamond
Traditional mining for gemstones contributes to the emission of greenhouse gases. Since moissanites are not mined, they are significantly more sustainable and environmentally-friendly compared to other mined gemstones.
Moissanites by Livia is dedicated to cultivating transparent and sustainable gemstones, so you can feel confident that the jewelry you purchase from our company contributes to reducing your overall carbon footprint.
The best part? Moissanite is a more affordable option compared to other gemstones, but it still offers the same glamour as diamonds. Sustainability has never looked more luxurious with moissanite!
About Moissanites by Livia
Moissanites by Livia is a family-oriented business that has been in the jewelry industry for decades. Our company is operated by husband and wife, who value and cherish the importance of finding the perfect ring for any special occasion. As a third-generation jeweler, we are committed to crafting jewelry with the utmost precision while following exceptional standards. Our mission is to create jewelry that is made with care to bring out its best beauty.
Moissanites by Livia is a division of Livia Diamonds. We have a Toronto-based studio and workshop where we meticulously craft our jewelry. We are committed to providing the best quality, price and experience to all of our customers to make every special occasion more memorable!
If you are interested in seeing our selection of moissanite rings, please view our selection. You can also contact us if you have any questions about our products and services.