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Welcome! In this post I’d like to share a bit more about the Kobelli Moissanite collection! Not everyone is familiar with Moissanite, so this is a good time to expand on the subject. We’ve spoken about Kobelli.com before as a great source of Moissanite engagement rings and other jewelry (if you’re in the market for Moissanite, that is, which is a synthetic gem stone). I have since made a brief video to show you around the Kobelli website – and I’m posting that video here, below!
About Kobelli Moissanite
So anyway, so when I started the video series, what I did was talk briefly about Kobelli Moissanite jewelry in particular in this video. You can read what I said below as well if you prefer reading to video.
As mentioned earlier in this blog, Kobelli is based out of Los Angeles and they’ve been in business since around 1980, so they’ve got some longevity to them, and they’ve made a name for themselves as one of the leading designers of Moissanite jewelry. In the video, I show you some examples of the Forever One line of fine jewelry by Charles and Colvard. The creation of Moissanite in the laboratory was pioneered by Charles and Colvard, so it’s fabulous that Kobelli carries their brand.
What is Moissanite?
If you read my earlier article about this mineral, this may be a bit repetitive, but basically, Moissanite is the name that they give to the mineral silicon carbide, and it was called Moissanite after Henri Moissan, who identified it in 1893.
And what I learned is that even though it’s natural and it obviously occurs in nature, the crystals that could possibly be gem quality are just too small and rare. The original process by which it’s created was protected for a long time by the patents that were held by Charles and Colvard.
Now, I have been in contact with Kobelli with representatives of the company and they did say that while they do get their Forever One from Charles and Colvard, they also have their own Moissanite collection, from their own lab in California.
Qualities attributed to Moissanite
I wanted to mention a little bit about the optical properties of Moissanite. It’s got a brilliance that a lot of people say rival or even sometimes exceed diamonds. It’s an affordable option to diamonds and it measures. I went to the International Gem Society’s web page (which you can see in the video, or also right here where I looked it up).
Do Moissanite Rings Last?
Yes, they do. Think about the physical makeup of the mineral in comparison with a natural diamond. A natural diamond has a hardness on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness of 10 and Moissanite has a 9 1/4 and at that link to the International Gem Society page, or on the video, over here in this corner you can see cubic zirconium goes down to 8 or 8.5.
So, let’s look at rubies or sapphires for example. Because most people are already familiar with stones like rubies or sapphires, people will rarely wonder if they will “last.” And yet, on the Mohs scale, neither rubies nor sapphires are as hard as a diamond. They are close to Moissanite. Rubies and sapphires are a 9 on the Mohs scale, while moissanite is a bit harder at 9.25.
Moissanite vs Diamond: Which should I buy?
Some people ask, while why would you buy Kobelli Moissanite if you could just buy a diamond? But, you know what, there are some people who don’t want a diamond. Oftentimes, they’re thinking along the lines of purchasing conflict free jewelry. They are thinking more environmentally – perhaps about mining, for example, the effects of mining on the environment and also on the workers. And so, conflict free stones such as Moissanite, are a really nice option for a lot of people.
Like I said, Kobelli Fine Jewelers have made a name for themselves for one of the leaders in Moissanite jewelry.
Of course, Kobelli isn’t JUST about Moissanite. They have a lot more collections to choose from! So, please check out their great Amazon store here.
Thanks so much! Here’s the video!