Astral: “relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the stars"
Introducing our signature range of Moissanites
Astral Moissanite™ by Louise Jean Jewellery is a signature range of specially curated Moissanites that feature unique but traditional cuts and colours that are exclusively created by highly skilled stone cutters. finishing with a stone with maximised light reflection and myriads of sparkle.
What is a Moissanite:
The first natural Silicon Carbide (SiC) Moissanite mineral was discovered in 1893 in a Meteorite (literally born in the stars). Due to it’s rarity, scientists sought to recreate this extraordinary material and through the power of technology, tremendous and meticulous amounts of heat/pressure, the result was a crystallisation of the worlds most scintillating gemstones.
Moissanites measure 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness which ranks second only to Diamond, and is one of the hardest materials on Earth (even harder than a Sapphire). This scale essentially measures the ability for a mineral/gem to withstand and resist surface scratching, making the Moissanite very suitable for an everyday piece.
All Moissanites come with a clarity rating of VVS2 or better - which means they are eye clean and inclusions (if any) will be extremely hard to find under 10x magnification.
What also makes Moissanite’s special is their Fire and Brilliance technically speaking they have more sparkle than that of a Diamond due to a higher refractive index. Unlike other gemstones that cloud and dull with time, Moissanite's are guaranteed to never lose their optical properties and have a lower propensity to attract oil/dirt.
Not only are Moissanites an affordable alternative to a Diamond, but they have a minimal carbon footprint as they require no mining due to being grown in controlled laboratory environments. Their origins are completely traceable which means you will wear a stone of a the highest ethical standards.
Astral Moissanite™ by Louise Jean Jewellery is available in a range of shapes, sizes and colours. Whether it's a light champagne Old Euro cut that you are interested in or a black Oval with a deeper cut, we will do our best to cater to your personal needs and preferences.