Educational Readings

What is Moissanite

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Moissanite was first discovered as a meteorite 50,000 years ago. It is now available as lab made gemstones in a variety of shapes and sizes. Moissanite is composed of silicon carbide (diamond is made of carbon). Moissanite possesses more fire, brilliance and luster than a diamond.  Moissanite is extremely resistant to scratching, chipping or breaking.


A few quick facts:

  • 9.25 on the Mohs Scale
  • Near identical properties to diamond
  • Tests positive on traditional diamond testers

Why Choose It?

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Moissanite is truly the best diamond alternative, some might even say its better than diamond. Moissanite lasts a lifetime compared to other alternatives such as sapphire and cubic zirconia. It never dulls, scratches, or changes color. Moissanite is durable for daily wear, has more sparkle, fire, and brilliance than diamonds - at a fraction of the cost.


With this, we leave it in your hands to take the leap and give yourself the chance to be amazed. Feel good about shopping a socially conscious and responsible brand that believes in eco-friendly stones, that are most importantly 100% ethical.


Why Choose Honest Solitaire?

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We are a Canadian based company, offering exceptional and competitive pricing. We have a simple and easy exchange/refund process. We're not just online, we are Calgary's very first showroom and we welcome you to come by appointment if you need to be won over in person!


We are hoping to bring moissanite to the top of peoples minds when they think of “diamond alternatives”. From videos and photos on our social media pages, right to the ability to view and try on exquisite pieces from our display, we promise you will fall in love with the sparkle, brilliance, and lifetime wear of moissanite.


Ring Sizing Guide

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Please be sure to research your ring size before ordering.

Moissanite vs. Other Stones

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Don't just take our word for it. Research the other diamond alternatives yourself, so that you know you are making the right choice when shopping with us.

Moissanite vs. Diamonds

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Our moissanite comes in either GH, EF, Fancy Yellow or Fancy Pink. We do not carry IJ colored stones, for your convenience.

For the economically savvy..

The average 1 Carat diamond solitaire ring will retail around $6,000 CAD. For this price it is likely going to be H/I color, and SI1 clarity. Resale value would likely be somewhere around $2500 - if you're lucky.


Now lets compare:


A 1 carat moissanite solitaire ring will retail around $990 CAD. At this price on our website, you would be getting E/F color, and VS1/VS2 clarity. Resale value would likely be somewhere around $600. 


We will leave that to sink in with you...

Shipping

All of our items are available for worldwide shipping. Standard shipping is estimated between 4-5 weeks, and express shipping of 3-4 weeks. Custom pieces and catalogue items made in Platinum require a bit longer due to process time required. Please see the Custom Designs page for more info on how to inquire. All packages will be tracked and insured when leaving our office and replaced at no additional cost to you in the event your order is lost in transit by the courier once approved by insurance. 

Warranty or Returns

We have a few options available for both basic warranty, extended warranty, returns and exchanges. 


In general, all our pieces including custom design pieces are covered under a basic 1 year warranty. Conditions apply.  


For more information please see the following links: Warranty, Returns, Exchanges.

Last but not least, ethics.

It's true that in 2018 you likely will purchase diamonds that are certified conflict-free. However, does conflict-free truly mean ethical? If it is ethical, to whose standards? Many countries where diamonds are mined fall under the conflict-free guidelines, solely due to the fact that mining workers are being paid bare minimum wages. There is little to no standards that regulate the length of shifts, age restrictions, or safety practices. Each country has their own labor laws (if any), which leaves it to you to decide which market you will support. 


Moissanite stones, among other lab made diamond alternatives, are all created in labs that pay true wages to their employees while having little to no environmental impact. Mining for diamonds is hard on the people, the earth, and your wallet. Why are diamonds still so popular? Long, long ago, a European company created a trend off of blood diamonds, and it never died. As society grows, the people are slowly building a trend that supports social and eco conscious purchases. 


We want you to feel confident about our ethical engagement rings, and we encourage you to learn the the differences of moissanite vs diamond. Until then feel free to browse our store. 

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