Maissan Jewelry

Maissan Jewelry

First Moissanite jeweler in Saudi Arabia

Maissan Jewelry is the first brand in Saudi Arabia to use moissanite in fine jewelry. 

The founder, Aisha Badr is a pharmacist who believes in the beauty of alchemy; and her brand not only use moissanite but all lab-grown gemstones including diamonds, emeralds, ruby and sapphire. 

By buying from Maissan jewelry, you are contributing to ethical, environmental and conflict-free jewelry that will last you a lifetime.

Moissanite history

Moissanite is a gemstone that is said to be born from the stars. It was first discovered in Arizona in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, who later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. 

He discovered microscopic particles in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth. He initially thought that they were diamonds, but later the crystals were identified  as “Moissanite” bearing his name. 

Six Reasons to Buy Moissanite

The obvious reason: Diamond similarity

While experienced jewelers may be able to tell the difference between diamond and moissanite, the majority can find it hard and almost impossible to distinguish them apart. Even with a diamond detector moissanite can be detected as a diamond. Moissanite has a higher refractive index and dispersion; it is more brilliant and iridescent than a diamond. 

Fire and Brilliance

Both diamond and moissanite disperse light very well, which creates the sparkle. Diamond’s refractive index is 2.418 and is lower than moissanite’s which is 2.654 to 2.967. Moissanite also has 2.4 times the fire of diamond. More fire, more sparkle. This makes moissanite the most fiery and brilliant gem in the world.

Hardness and durability

Diamond is the hardest known substance as It scores a 10 on the Mohs scale. Moissanite is nearly as hard, scoring 9.5 on the Mohs scale and makes it the second hardest gem in the world. For this reason, it is extremely resistant to scratching, chipping, and breaking, and therefore is an ideal choice for engagement rings and every day jewelry.

Color and clarity

Moissanite is considered eye-clean, or in other words flawless to the naked eye. Color grades vary from faint color (J-K color range), near-colorless (G-H-I color range), and colorless (D-E-F color range). We only use D color moissanite which is comparable to a VVS diamond!

Cost and value

Diamonds cost about ten times more than moissanite. This makes moissanite a very popular choice for wedding bands and engagement rings where the main focus of the piece of jewelry is the stone.  This unique gem offers superior optical properties to other colorless gemstones like diamonds, at modest prices. 

Zero conflict 

Moissanite, although found in nature, must be grown in a laboratory as it is too rare to mine. Lab-created gemstones eliminate the issues associated with overseas mining operations, including child labor and war funding. Lab-grown moissanite and diamond have minimal environmental footprint and are considered an environmental choice

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