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.