Ring with cognac moissanite.
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Ring with cognac moissanite

Autor: Piotr Zieliński

Moissanite was discovered by the French chemist and mineralogist H. Moissan in the Canyon Diablo meteorite in the United States. The parameters of this mineral are, in fact, cosmic. Its solidity is similar to that of a diamond (9.3 on the Mohs scale) and yet has a higher brilliance. No wonder this stone has become such a wonderful alternative to a diamond.

In addition to its unique properties, this mineral contributes to the protection of the environment. 

Blood diamonds have long been known to contribute to poverty and exploitation. These stones are illegally excavated, and therefore bypass the laws protecting the environment. Meanwhile, moissanite has been created in a laboratory since the 1960s. The process takes place under controlled conditions, without destroying priceless nature.

A concept sketch of a bespoke ring with cognac moissanite.

It has long been my goal to design a piece of jewellery using this stone. When Mrs. Magda came to me, I immediately liked the design ideas she had: a large ring, with a large, cognac stone, and a lot of yellow gold. I immediately thought of using moissanite. This stone comes in a variety of colours, just as diamonds do. The difficulty, however, was that due to the laboratorial formation process, large stones are rare.

The finished ring on a hand of a model.

After a long search, I was able to find a broker who had a cognac shade stone for sale, an emerald cut and a solid weight of 17 ct. I designed a bold frame for it with four wide prongs highlighting the exquisite shape of the stone. Two large links protrude from the cover, intertwining like links on a belt of a luxurious purse. The top is lined with small white moissanites.

17 carat cognac moissanite ring in 14k yellow gold.

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