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Go Green this Black Friday!

27 Nov 2019

Go GREEN this Black Friday with Moissanites being the MOST environmentally friendly option for your engagement ring. 

Havilah are offering 35% OFF on selected Evermore Moissanites and 35% OFF Selected Black Moissanites this Black Friday weekend from Grey Thursday right through to Cyber Monday.

We're going GREEN this Black Friday with 35% OFF selected Moissanites.
Did you know that Moissanites are the MOST eco-friendly gemstone you could choose for your engagement ring?

Sent from the galaxy by route of a burning star arise a gem with unparalleled Fire and Brilliance which brings with it the promise of Forever and Endless. Enchanted by the flares from the burning star, sculpted by the footprint of planet earth, a gem so flawless so pure in colour. There is only one name that can describe such a gem. Evermore Moissanite, Forever and Endless 

DID YOU KNOW that Moissanites are lab-created gemstones and therefor require ZERO mining resulting in minimal environmental impact?  That makes them a LOT less taxing on the environment and therefore, the most enviromentally-friendly stone you could choose for your engagement ring or any other jewellery piece, for that matter. 

Think that you'll be compromising on quiality by choosing Moissanite as an alternative to Diamonds or other precious and semi-precious gemstones? Think again... 

Find out why so many couples are choosing Moissanite for their engagement rings and consider it as an option for yours.

Hint - It's about more than just cost saving. 

Moissanite: On the Mohs scale, moissanite scores a 9.25, a very good score that makes it one of the hardest substances on earth, and very suitable for everyday wear as an engagement ring.

Diamond:  Diamonds are the hardest known mineral and receive a 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Because of this exceptional score, diamonds are very durable and ideal for everyday wear. This contributes to their popularity as engagement rings’ center gemstones.

Moissanite: Brilliance Refraction Index - 2.65 - 2.69

Moissanites exhibit a different kind of brilliance than diamonds do, as their faceting pattern is different. The fiery, rainbow flashes emitted by moissanites are beloved by some, but others feel that moissanite’s heightened brilliance can create a “disco ball” effect, especially in sunlight. The bigger the moissanite, the more likely it is that the difference will be noticeable. Moissanite has a refractive index from 2.65 – 2.69, which is higher than a diamond.

Diamond: Brilliance Refraction Index - 2.42

A different type of brilliance is what makes it possible to distinguish a moissanite from a diamond. Diamonds reflect light in three different ways. The white light reflected back is referred to as brilliance, while the rainbow of colors refracted through the diamond is referred to as dispersion. The surface sparkle of a diamond, known as scintillation, is a third type of diamond light return. The combination of these three gives diamonds their famous sparkle.

Moissanites are graded similarly to Diamonds in terms of colour and clarity. Each supplier has their own grading system and terms used to describe the varying colour and clarity of their stones. Havilah are suppliers of both Charles & Colvard the original Moissanite and Evermore forever & endless Moissanite. We'll outline the Evermore Moissanite grading system below simply because we are offering our Black Friday discounts on the Evermore brand of Moissanite. 

Evermore Moissanite Colour Grading

Evermore Moissanite has adopted an alphabetical colour spectrum from D to J in order to assist in calibrating Evermore Moissanite into 3 colour spectrums namely Evermore Radiant DEF (Colourless “C” to Near Colourless “NC”), Evermore Brilliance GH (Near Colourless “NC” to Very Slightly Tinted “VST”) and Evermore Classic IJ (Very Slightly Tinted “VST” to Slightly Tinted “ST”), with Evermore Radiant DEF (Colourless “C” to Near Colourless “NC”) as the highest grading for Evermore Moissanite. As you go down the scale or spectrum, the Evermore Moissanite starts to develop a yellow or brown tint.

Evermore Moissanite Colour Grading

 

Evermore Moissanite Clarity

Evermore Moissanite Loupe Clean

LOUPE CLEAN (LC) describes Evermore Moissanite with no internal inclusions visible using 10x magnification. The gemstone may have small abrasions that are invisible to the naked eye — also graded as VVS.

Evermore Moissanite Eye Clean

EYE CLEAN (EC) is used to describe Evermore Moissanite with minor inclusion not visible to the naked eye. This grade will also apply to an external chip or abrasions invisible to the naked eye.

Evermore Moissanite Lightly Included

LIGHTLY INCLUDED (LI) minor noticeable inclusions that are noticeable with the naked eye.

Evermore Moissanite Moderately Included

MODERATELY INCLUDED (MI) large noticeable inclusions that can be easily seen with the naked eye and have an adverse effect on appearance.

HEAVILY INCLUDED (HI) inclusions that cover the majority of the stone and have a severe effect on appearance.

Grading

E.G.L (European Gemological Laboratory) South Africa

Evermore Moissanite appointed E.G.L. (European Gemological Laboratory) South Africa, in grading each Evermore Radiance and Evermore Brilliance Moissanite, 0.5ct and greater, according to the gemological standards set out for moissanite. A Unique serial number, traceable online on the E.G.L. web interface is issued for each stone graded.

Have a clear conscience - when you choose Moissanite you can rest in the knowledge that you're making an environmentally sound decision.

Moissanites are a lot more afforable than diamonds of the same size. Contact us for a comparitive price. 

Still unsure whether Moissanite is the right choice for you? 

Feel free to pop in, even if it's just for a chat. We've been around since 1996, creating jewellery of the highest quality and with the best materials including certified diamonds. 

With years of experience in the jewellery industry, we have an extensive knowledge on the various options you could go with. Let us guide you through the decision making process so you are sure to choose the stones and metals that best fit your needs, be it diamond, moissanite or other precious or semi-precious gemstones set in Platinum or Gold.

We pride ourselves in being up to date with the latest jewellery trends and innovations such as Moissanite as an alternative to diamonds.

We also have an in-depth knowledge on the more traditional choice for engagement rings - diamonds, and we can help you learn more about their charachteristics as well as other gemstones and their respctive attributes.

We would love to share our knowledge with you and create your dream ring, whatever your choice may be. 

Don't delay! Make the most of our Black Friday offer TODAY! Stocks are limited. 

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