Moissanite is the most brilliant jewel in the world. It has more brilliance, fire and lustre than any other gemstone.
Moissanite is created through a thermal growing process using the natural mineral Silicon Carbide. Moissanite is then hand cut to maximise its brilliance and fire.
Moissanite was named in honour of its discoverer, French Nobel Prize-winner, Dr. Henri Moissan.
While it looks like diamond, Moissanite is a different jewel than diamond with a different chemical composition. As such, Moissanite is not graded using the diamond grading system.
The Refractive Index (RI) of a gemstone is the most important optical property affecting its potential brilliance (sparkle). With an RI of 2.65-2.69, Moissanite displays more brilliance than diamond (RI 2.42) or any other popular gemstone, such as ruby (RI 1.77) and sapphire (RI 1.77).
No, because Moissanite is made from a natural mineral, it will maintain its colour and appearance forever.
Moissanite’s properties and master cutting creates high dispersion (“fire”). Moissanite's dispersion is 0.104, which means it has more fire than diamond at 0.044. Fire is one of the three attributes that make up the beauty of a jewel, along with brilliance and lustre.
While Moissanite and diamond jewellery is extremely hard, durable and resistant to abrasion and chipping, like all other gemstones, they are not indestructible. Care for your Moissanite jewellery just as you would other fine jewellery, taking precautions not to wear rings and bracelets when doing rough work.
Yes! Moissanite is the perfect jewel for engagement rings. Due to Moissanite’s beauty, durability, value and brilliance that will last forever, it is very popular for engagement rings.
Moissanite is not colour graded like diamonds, even though it looks like a diamond. SUPERNOVA colour is colourless. It is white and bright without any hint of a blue tone like some other Moissanite gemstones in the market. This blue fluorescent tone, more visible in sunlight, makes the stone appears "whiter" but it does not look natural. Consumers prefer colourless SUPERNOVA Moissanite simply because it looks natural, bright and brilliant.
SUPERNOVA Moissanite are made from the best pure next-generation 4-H Silicon Carbide crystal and is Super Premium. This is whiter and purer than the 6-H Silicon Carbide crystal more commonly used by other Moissanite makers.
All SUPERNOVA larger than 2.5mm are hand cut to specific angles and proportions to maximise light performance. It has 58 facets like an ideal cut diamond but with different symmetry and proportions.
Our melee Moissanite stones are cut from the same 4-H SiC polytype crystal as our SUPERNOVA and NOVA. It is colourless and matches the colour of SUPERNOVA so it is ideal for using as accents in jewellery. It is the whitest in the market because all other manufacturers use the cheaper and less white 6-H Silicon Carbide crystal for melee stones.
No. The only warranty on Moissanite available in the market is a limited warranty against the loss of brilliance and fire for the lifetime of the owner. Any Moissanite, including SUPERNOVA will never lose its brilliance or fire as it has been proven over 20 years. We feel a warranty is redundant, and therefore have decided to just give a Certificate of Authenticity with every SUPERNOVA purchase that is 5.0mm or 0.50ct and above.
You can care for and clean your SUPERNOVA jewellery the same way you would a diamond: Clean each piece separately (to avoid scratches with other stones) in a small bowl filled with lukewarm water and detergent or mild soap. Gently brush your SUPERNOVA Moissanite with a soft toothbrush, and then rinse in warm running water. Finally, pat dry with a soft, lint-free cloth. You can also use an ultrasonic cleaner or a commercial jewellery cleaner.
Yes. Professional jewellers will have no problem repairing and reconstructing your SUPERNOVA jewellery. We do have a Jewellers Bench Guide available for trade. Should your jeweller require it, please contact us.
No, our online ordering system is for trade only.
However, please get in touch so we can direct you to your nearest distributor or retailer.
Please get in touch so we can direct you to your nearest distributor or retailer.