How Well Does Moissanite Last Over Time?
Moissanite engagement rings are quickly becoming one of the most popular choices among modern, socially conscious brides - and with plenty of good reason! As the word continues to get out, we often hear many similar questions about how moissanite compares to other gemstones, such as diamonds. One of the most common questions we receive is from people wondering how well moissanite lasts over time.
When deciding to invest in a piece of fine jewelry such as an engagement ring, durability is one of the most important factors to consider. Among other traits, moissanite is known for its ability to stand up to the rigors of everyday wear while maintaining its form and appearance for many years.
Let’s take a closer look at what it really means when we talk about moissanite’s durability as a gemstone.
How Well Does Moissanite Last Over Time?
Moissanite is one the toughest and most stable gemstones known to man. This means that in addition to being highly scratch / damage-resistant, it is unlikely to change its appearance in any significant or noticeable way over the years (with normal wear and care, of course).
Does Moissanite Scratch Easily?
One of the major reasons that moissanite rings have continued to explode in popularity while giving diamonds a run for their money is that they possess nearly all of the same traits of a diamond without the extra costs- especially when it comes to durability.
Gemstones are measured on the MOHS scale from 1 (soft enough that you could scratch it with your fingernail) to 10 (hardest, can only be scratched by something equally as hard). Diamonds sit at a perfect 10 on the MOHS scale, which means that they are the hardest (and hardest to scratch) gemstone known to man.
Moissanite scores around 9.25 - 9.5 on the MOHS scale. This means that, when compared to diamonds, they come in a close second, even above sapphire (which is a 9)! When you choose moissanite, you are choosing a stone that you know can hold up to whatever life sends your way from the moment you say “I do” and beyond!
Does Moissanite Lose Its Sparkle?
Over time, many softer gemstones will quickly begin to lose their “sparkle” the longer they are worn. This happens because softer stones are more porous and prone to scratching, which allows tiny spaces for grime to build up over time. This includes dirt, oils, lotions, perfumes, or anything else the ring comes in contact with on a day-to-day basis.
Unfortunately, once grime begins to get inside these softer gems, it doesn’t come out. Over time it will begin to block light more and more light from shining through the stone, permanently dulling its shine.
Moissanite, on the other hand, is an extremely durable, non-porous, and scratch-resistant gemstone. This means that grime is unable to get inside of your stone, and will only accumulate on the surface where it can be cleaned off.
In other words, even if your moissanite begins to look a little cloudy with dirt over time, a little cleaning and TLC (more on this below) will restore your original shine in no time!
Does Moissanite Get Cloudy?
Moissanite is notable because it is extremely atomically stable at almost any temperature (and in fact is more heat-resistant than diamonds are). In simple terms, this means that moissanite stones will continue to look the same over time without any unexpected or sudden changes to the clarity, color, or overall appearance of the stone.
Whereas softer gemstones are likely to develop a “cloudy” appearance over time, you can rest assured knowing that the moissanite stone that you fell in love with will continue to dazzle for many years to come!
How To Clean A Moissanite Ring
One of the most appealing properties of moissanite is its high refractive index and unmatched shine. Regardless, you may begin to notice that over time that your moissanite just isn’t sparkling like it used to. Don’t worry, a gradual build-up of grime is normal and simply a sign that your ring is ready for a cleaning.
Luckily cleaning your Moissanite can be done very easily at home & doesn’t require any special cleaner. All you need to get the job done is a small container filled with some warm water and a little bit of clear dish soap. That's it!
Simply follow the instructions below and your stone will be shining like new again within minutes!
- Let your ring soak for a few minutes in the warm, soapy water.
- Once the grime has had a chance to loosen up, gently brush the ring and stone with a soft toothbrush until it is clean.
- Thoroughly dry the ring and stone with a lint-free cloth.
- Show it off to everyone you know!
Caring For Your TOVAA Moissanite
The purchase of a TOVAA Moissanite comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty that guarantees the optical properties of the stone will not change over time, this includes color & clarity. This Warranty covers TOVAA Moissanite stones & applies to the original purchaser, for the duration of their lifetime & is non-transferable. This warranty does not cover intentional damage, loss, theft, or misuse.
In the unlikely event that the optical properties of your Moissanite change, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your original receipt & warranty ID number!