Top Branded vs. Unbranded Moissanite: What is the difference?
You want to give the best to the love of your life. We understand that, and that is why here at Lucce we only offer the best Moissanite in the world! We only use top quality Moissanite from Charles and Colvard (Forever ONE) and Moissanite International (SUPERNOVA). We are proud partners of these companies, and they share in our mission of bringing the best Moissanite engagement rings and fine jewellery for everyone (especially the Filipinos) to enjoy.
We all know that not all diamonds are the same. Some are excellently cut and some are poorly cut. Some are perfectly colorless while some are really yellowish. It is the same for Moissanite. Not all Moissanite are the same!
So what is the difference between top branded and unbranded Moissanite? In this blog post, we will help you understand why it is only befitting that the love of your life receives either a Forever ONE or SUPERNOVA Moissanite:
1. Origin, Authenticity and Warranty
Moissanite from Charles and Colvard come from the USA, while Moissanite from Moissanite International come from Australia. Other unbranded Moissanite do not disclose its place of origin. In addition, all Moissanite from Charles and Colvard and Moissanite International come with a certificate of authenticity and life time warranty. You will always be assured that you are getting the best quality Moissanite for your loved one, and you will always have peace of mind knowing that the stones have lifetime warranty. You should be proud by giving your partner nothing but the best!
2. Beauty and Quality
The new-generation SUPERNOVA Moissanite are graded as true colorless (DEF), without the undesired blue colour tint found in other colorless Moissanite. It is also cut perfectly to maximise brilliance but reduces the "disco ball effect." This gives the SUPERNOVA the natural look that has warmth and soul. These gems also have VVS clarity which means even an experienced grader will have a hard time finding any inclusions with a 10x loupe. These stones are stunning and is coined the best jewel ever.
The Forever ONE Moissanite needs really no introduction. It is by Charles & Colvard, the company that started the Moissanite revolution around the world and Forever ONE is the epitome of the company's 20 years of research and innovation. Forever ONE is also graded as true colorless in the DEF range but the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) say that they lean towards D-E color giving it the gorgeous and famous ice-white look. These gems also fall in Internally Flawless to Very Very Slightly Included (IF-VVS) clarity range.
Unbranded Moissanite surely do not measure up to the beauty of these top Moissanite Brands. Although they are advertised as DEF, the true color of the unbranded stones is really below the DEF color range. Clarity is also an issue as it pales in comparison to SUPERNOVA or Forever ONE. We are really not sure of the kind of quality control these unbranded moissanites go through.
3. Technology and Research Expertise
Charles & Colvard is the company that started the Moissanite revolution around the world and has more than 20 years research experience on Moissanite. After years of experimentation, certain researchers from their headquarters in Research Triangle Park in North Carolina developed and patented a process for pure silicon carbide (SiC).
Moissanite International also shares the same mission of bringing the best Moissanite for everyone to enjoy. They brought together a team of smart people – physicists, engineers, material scientists, PhD's in Silicon Carbide growth, skilled Moissanite cutters, Moissanite experts, and specialists - from around the world to accomplish this mission.
Charles and Colvard and Moissanite International take time to align all 8 sets of your Moissanites facets to perfect symmetry, perfect proportions, and perfect polish every time. Unlike with unbranded stones, you can be assured that your Moissanite went through the hands of experts and is perfect!
Because of the most advanced technology, Moissanite from Charles and Colvard and Moissanite International are the world's best. You can now give the best to the love of your life.
4. Price Point
Last major difference is the price point. While unbranded Moissanite is more affordable than the top Moissanite brands we offer, you are unsure of its beauty, quality, and authenticity. SUPERNOVA and Forever ONE Moissanite will always have a higher price point than unbranded ones because of their beauty and heirloom quality.
Engagement rings are a symbol of ones love, please do not let price hinder you from giving the best to your partner. She will wear her engagement ring for a very long time, make sure that it is beautiful and heirloom quality. The last thing that you want to give is a ring the she is not proud of and she does not enjoy.