Art deco moissanite

I get geeky about this one. The ring is inspired by a vintage ring so I got to go to town on the details. The main stone is a moissanite, which is gem grade silicone carbide, the thing that Jeremy Clarkson thinks brings Germans ‘to climax’. It’s an identical crystal structure to diamond, but every other atom is silicone instead of carbon, making it the second hardest stone after diamond, harder than sapphire. It is only man made as far as I know, but who knows what’s encrusted onto exoplanets. Lab grown diamonds are still surprisingly expensive and this is a useful price, especially for this 8mm stone. The colour isn’t quite as good as a decent diamond, but it’s a little bit twinklier and a good choice for the ethical consumer. It really comes down to what you can find the romance in.

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I get geeky about this art deco style Moissanite engagement ring. The ring is inspired by a vintage ring so I got to go to town on the details.

The main stone is a moissanite, which is gem grade silicone carbide, the thing that Jeremy Clarkson thinks brings Germans ‘to climax’. It’s an identical crystal structure to diamond, but every other atom is silicone instead of carbon, making it the second hardest stone after diamond, harder than sapphire. It is only man made as far as I know, but who knows what’s encrusted onto exoplanets.

Lab grown diamonds are still surprisingly expensive and this is a useful price, especially for this 8mm stone. The colour isn’t quite as good as a decent diamond, but it’s a little bit twinklier and a good choice for the ethical consumer. It really comes down to what you can find the romance in.

  • Nearly 2ct moissanite set in palladium