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B.Tiff New York debuts the 18K Solid Gold Moissanite Collection

B.Tiff New York debuts the 18K Solid Gold Moissanite Collection

18K Solid Gold

Years of fielding requests from many our loyal customers, led to B.Tiff's long journey of searching responsible sources and testing the production processes of solid gold products and the efforts have finally came to fruition. In December 2021, B.Tiff 18K Moissanite Collection joins as the newest addition to B.Tiff's line of jewelry offerings. 

Throughout history, gold has been treasured for its natural beauty and radiance. Yellow gold jewelry is still the most popular color, however today's advancement in alloying—mixing other metals with pure 24 carat gold—gives malleable gold more durability and a more diverse color palette.

B.Tiff's 18K Solid Yellow Gold and 18K Solid White Gold both contain responsibly produced 75% pure gold and 25% other metal that will never tarnish. B.Tiff has worked tirelessly on the sourcing and the production process over the years aiming to provide these valuable alloy at a very competitive price.

Moissanite - A Gemstone Born From the Stars

Moissanite  was first discovered in 1893 by a French Nobel Prize-winning chemist, Dr. Henri Moissan, in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth in Arizona. It is a rare, naturally occurring mineral also known as silicon carbide. Dr. Moissan discovered microscopic particles of the gem that would eventually be named “moissanite” in his honor.

Natural moissanite is incredibly rare, so moissanite available today is laboratory-created with minimal environmental impact as it is mining free. After many years of trial and error, the particles Dr. Moissan discovered were successfully synthesized and engineered to produce what is now one of the world’s most scintillating gemstones that give the illusion of similarity to diamonds and is often referred to as a diamond simulant. 

Durability - On the Mohs scale, Moissanite gemstones are a 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, so they are suitable for daily wear. Moissanite is one of the toughest known gemstones which makes it perfect for an engagement ring, a piece of jewelry that is usually worn every day. Studies in high pressure research have shown that moissanite stone is highly resistant to breaking and chipping.

Brilliance - Moissanite has a different faceting pattern than diamonds do, giving them a unique kind of brilliance. Moissanites emits fiery and rainbow flashes resulting in heightened brilliance especially in sunlight. The refractive index of moissanite is from 2.65 – 2.69 which is higher than natural diamond. The higher refractive index makes moissanite more brilliant than diamonds overall and attracts many who love this highly sparkly, mesmerizing rainbow effect. 

Moissanite is the only gemstone that passes as a diamond on a handheld point test. If you want a stone that resembles a diamond without a high price, moissanite is a great option.

Moissanite will not lose its sparkle as time passes. The clarity and color of the stone won’t change through the years. Dirt and grime are the only common elements that may inhibit a ring’s sparkle until it is cleaned. Damaging the surface of moissanite can inhibit sparkle, as it would for any gemstone.

Many people wonder if moissanite looks good with diamonds in jewelry. And the answer is yes! Moissanite looks beautiful when paired with diamond engagement ring settings, diamond halo earring settings, and every type of diamond setting. Moissanites and diamonds, while different, look gorgeous when paired together.

B.Tiff uses only the highest grade moissanite that comes with authentication certificate by GRA for each and every moissanite pieces of jewelry.

Settling on the fierily scintillating Moissanite with minimal environmental impact as the gemstone of choice with the 18K Solid Gold settings, the B.Tiff 18K Moissanite Collection embodies beauty, quality and responsible luxury that is the culmination of our 20 plus years experience and research in the jewelry industry and a new page in the company's history.

B.Tiff New York History

B.Tiff New York History

It all began in 1999 with a bit of naivety and lots of passion and imagination typical of young minds, B.Tiff New York was born and launched its first line of jewelry. 

The designers at B.Tiff visualized jewelry incorporating both most forefront artistic trends and cutting edge technology. B.Tiff employs the revolutionary "Tension Set" technique on most of the jewelry pieces, which through application of 200 pounds of pressure against the surgical stainless steel suspends the stone, B.Tiff Diamond Alternative, and allows the stone to emit maximum reflection at widest angles possible.

The B.Tiff Diamond Alternative is carefully selected by B.Tiff designers from a leading gem lab versed in the machine measurement of diamond brilliance and light dispersion. Each stone in each size category is a near perfect copy of each other in dimension, shape and workmanship. The stones reveal the "eight-point star" pattern resulting from their exact proportions and are classified as "D" color. The stones are bright and sparkly, display more fire than the best grade of mined diamonds, and never gets cloudy, even in the shower, pool, or spa water. They have a hardness rate of 8.5 on the Mohs Scale and are known for their white color and internally flawless clarity.

The pure strength of surgical stainless steel allows the stone to be viewed in its entirety from top to bottom offering a brand new appearance and texture. B.Tiff has found the use of tension-set technique to be more favorable than the traditional methods of Prong Setting, Claw Setting, and Cabochon Setting to showcase the stone. The combination of using specialty material - surgical grade stainless steel and B.Tiff Diamond Alternative with B.Tiff designers' knack of timeless designs resulted in accumulation of years of deep knowledge in creating impeccable products with practicality and distinctive appearances. This is what sets apart B.Tiff jewelry from other competitors.

Customers are quickly drawn to the new concept jewelries and B.Tiff was taken onto a wild ride studded with multiple stores in different continents and jewelry conventions across the country.

Fast forward to 2020, an unprecedently challenging year, no more stores and no more conventions. We miss live interaction with our customers terribly. Nevertheless, B.Tiff is still here, online, with you. Time and circumstances may have changed, yet B.Tiff strives to provide our services and products with the same determination and passion just like 20 years ago.

Come shop our jewelry with the same high quality and shine that will give you the needed glamor and smile in this very different time - www.btiff.com
12.22.2020
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From women’s stud earrings to men’s classic chains, you can find them all here at B.Tiff New York.

Gift a loved one with something bold and beautiful from our Bangles or Necklaces Collection. Planning a holiday proposal or a renewal of vows? There’s an impressive array of rings you can choose from in our Rings Collection, with eternity rings, stacking rings, and wedding bands to delight your special someone.

If you’re looking for intriguing new styles, unique and tastefully-designed modern on-trend pieces from our New Collection may be for you. You don’t have to worry about the challenge of shopping for men, either. We carry a collection of Men’s jewelry, too!

Why Shop at B.Tiff New York?

Founded in 1999, B.Tiff New York has been creating luxurious pieces of jewelry that add value to people’s lives for more than 20 years. We believe that, more than mere adornments on the body, jewelry is a statement of you. That is why we only create the most impeccable styles for our pieces.

Moreover, B.Tiff New York produces unique pieces using sustainable and ethical means of production. The diamond alternative stones in all our pieces are lab-made, which means they’re ethically produced to bring you joy, without compromise. What’s more, the metal used in each piece is hypoallergenic surgical stainless steel for your comfort and convenience.

Revel in our Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend deals for all your holiday gifting needs at B.Tiff New York!

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