There is an amazing selection of moissanite bracelets available on the market today. A cursory glance at the brochures and websites of select outlets gives one a choice of styles ranging from Four Pronged, Box Channel, Half Bezel, Florentine Wave, Eternity Love Bangle, Round Cut and Tennis bracelets. There are further distinctions between the Antique/Vintage and New Wave styles. 14 Carat gold, either white or classic yellow, seems to be the preferred anchor for the brilliant moissanite featured on these bracelets.

With prices ranging from $1000 to $3000 and above, it is evident that moissanite bracelets are worn by a cross-section of jewelry lovers, far larger than the diehard “diamond set.”

Besides being the most ostentatious(the wrist is almost always in motion and on display), the bracelet is a piece of jewelry that takes far more punishment than most other kinds. The fact that moissanite are as scratch proof, unfading and color-consistent as diamonds goes a long way in making them the stones of choice for this accessory.

Owing to the repeated wrist motions we engage in at any given time, a moissanite bracelet puts the stone’s fire and brilliance on spectacular display. Moissanite, it must be remembered, has a refractive index (brilliance) of up to 2.69 as compared to that of diamond (2.42) and a dispersion (fire) of 0.104 over a diamond’s 0.044. Furthermore, its luster – or the amount of reflected light – usually exceeds that of a diamond by as much as 2.3%.

The process involved in creating a moissanite involves subjecting silicon carbide – or SiC – to as much as 1200 degrees of heat and up to 50,000 atmospheres of pressure. The resulting stone is much larger than naturally occurring diamond and can be far more intricately crafted. A moissanite bracelet, when chosen by a discerning buyer, is therefore a matchless wrist adornment.

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