At Namaqua Moissanite, we sell only the finest quality Moissanite and lab diamonds from around the world. We supply the best Moissanite gemstones and lab diamonds to the South African & Namibian Jewellery market.
All required gems are graded and certified by Gemlab in Cape Town, one of the most trusted names in the gemological industry in South Africa.
We also pride ourselves in our lifetime replacement warranty against scratching, chipping or discoloration.
Moissanite has a property known as double refraction, when a ray of light passes through the gemstone it is slowed, bent and split in two. Sapphire is a doubly refractive material as well, as are peridot, tourmaline and zircon. To some degree it is this property that gives Moissanite its amazing fire. However it is often cited by critics of Moissanite, typically by companies who sell CZ, as a disadvantage, claiming that the double refraction will make the stone appear blurry. What they don't say is that every double refractive gem has at least one direction in which the material behaves like a singly refractive gem. This is referred to as the optic axis, and does not break light into two rays.
Moissanite has more Brilliance than Diamonds, which means more sparkle! Best of all, it costs only a fraction of the price of Diamonds!
Moissanite has more “fire” than Diamonds. The so-called “fire” effect is another name for dispersion of light, which refers to how the gem breaks down light into spectral colors. When light enters Moissanite, the fire produced is more intense than that in diamond, which means your gemstone reflects more intense colors.
Moissanite is the second hardest material on Earth! It is highly scratch and chip resistant due to its hardness of 9.25 to 9.5 on the Mohs Scale.