At Laura Bond our passion is making stunning jewellery of exceptional quality at an affordable price.
Our new ring designs have been brought to life using 9k gold and semi-precious gemstones - with Moissanite at the heart of the collection.
The majority of Moissanite stones are lab created, making it an affordable and ethically conscious choice.
So what is Moissanite; the magical stone from meteorites that’s environmentally friendly, socially responsible, and as beautiful as a diamond, but costs dramatically less?
1. Moissanite comes from the stars
Moissanite was first discovered in Arizona in 1893 by Noble Prize winning French scientist Henri Moissan.
His first sample of Moissanite (named after himself) was found inside of a meteorite crater.
While he initially thought he had found a diamond, he took his sample to the lab and discovered it was silicon carbide. Moissanite was born.
2. Moissanite is more brilliant than diamond
The ability of a gemstone to reflect white light is known as its brilliance. How much light a gem reflects is its Refractive Index (RI).
Moissanite is unique from diamonds because it reflects more light.
Moissanite is also less likely to attract dirt and grime than a diamond and stays more brilliant between cleanings.
3. Naturally occurring moissanite is rarer than diamonds
Moissanite is rarer than diamonds. Moissanite is by far the rarest jewel on earth.
Rarity is the availability or perceived availability of a jewel.
Naturally occurring quantities of Moissanite are so minute, they are not suitable for use in jewellery.
After a century of research, only a few companies in the world are capable of growing Moissanite crystals suitable for use as a precious jewel.
And the process is so complex that it is as much an art as a science.
4. Moissanite is conflict free
Unlike mined jewels, Moissanite is absolutely conflict free, with guaranteed origin.
Many consumers are seeking a more socially responsible form of fine jewellery and appreciate the assurance Moissanite provides.
5. Moissanite is incredible value
You would think the most brilliant jewel in the world would be the most expensive jewel in the world. Thankfully, it’s not.
Generally, Moissanite is around 90% less expensive than a diamond of the equivalent quality.
Moissanite will last a lifetime and maintain its brilliance, fire and lustre forever.
Now that’s incredible value.
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