Loose Harro Gem Moissanite
Let the beauty and brilliance of Harro Gem moissanite loose stones inspire you to create magnificent pieces of custom jewelry. As authorized retailers for Harro Gem moissanite, we're happy to offer you this wonderful collection of professionally-cut stones to use any which way you desire.
What Is Moissanite?
When referring to moissanite, it's not a stretch to say it's a stone that's "out of this world." Unlike diamonds, natural moissanite came to earth thousands of years ago from somewhere out there in space. Meteorites containing moissanite are extremely rare, and when meteorite stone fragments were discovered by scientist Dr. Henri Moissan, he thought they were diamonds. Under closer examination the minerals were found to not be diamonds, but stones made of silicon carbide. Still, their brilliance was undeniable.
Because it's not possible to use natural moissanite for jewelry, the next best thing is reproducing the natural mineral's best qualities in a controlled lab environment. This is how modern moissanite stones are made, and stones offered by Harro Gem are of remarkable quality.
What's the Difference Between Moissanite Stones and Diamonds?
At first glance, you may mistake moissanite gems for diamonds. Both stones are clear and twinkle in light. For a man-made stone, moissanite comes exceptionally close to the look and glimmer of real diamonds. This is due to moissanite's high-quality composition. Yet, there are some distinct differences between the two.
Moissanite ranks 2.691 on the Refractive Index for gemstone brilliance, while a diamond ranks at 2.417. This means that every loose Harro Gem stone you select radiates a rainbow of brilliant color that outshines diamonds by a mile.
Moissanite ranks 9.25 on the MOHS Scale for gemstone toughness, while a diamond ranks at 10.00. Pretty impressive when you compare moissanite with other alternative diamond stones.
Moissanite loose stones by Harrow Gem are more affordable than diamonds when measured by per carat weight.
Overall, Harro Gem moissanite stones are stunningly beautiful diamond alternatives that are eco-friendly and great for your custom jewelry budget.