Why Choose Moissanite?
Amazing clarity, beautiful colour and a wide selection of cuts and carat sizes, Lily Arkwright are proud authorised retailers of Charles & Colvard's premium moissanite stones, Forever One.
Moissanite is fast gaining popularity as one of the best alternatives to conventional diamonds, here at Lily Arkwright we offer an amazing choice of engagement rings, wedding bands and earrings. It really is possible to have that luxurious engagement ring of your choice at an affordable price point.
Moissanite is designed to give the illusion and similarity to the classic diamond. The brilliance of moissanite, however is reflected in its unbeatable ranking for durability, radiance, brilliance and colour - at an affordable price moissanite is completely in a league of its own.
Cut, Colour, Clarity & Carat
Lily Arkwright stock a wide variety of Charles & Colvard Forever One moissanite stones in various cuts, ranging from round to radiant and including all the classics.
Available in diamond equivalent ratings colourless D-F and near colourless G-I, similar to naturally occurring diamonds. Each gemstone is precisely faceted to exact angles and proportions to maximise its brilliance. We stock and set moissanite stones from 0.0021ct and up-to and over 15.00ct and are able to produce custom bespoke designs.
Forever one is the worlds premium moissanite, by Charles & Colvard who have unveiled their first colourless grade of moissanite with a diamond equivalent colour rating of D-F.
At Lily Arkwright we are extremely proud of our fine jewellery and this drives us to only set the highest quality and premium produced moissanite at an affordable price point.
The Journey - Where Does Moissanite Come From?
A special relationship deserves a special stone, moissanite as a naturally occurring gemstone is extremely rare to find, even rarer than diamonds. Nearly all moissanite today is lab grown.
Chemically referred to as Silicon carbide, moissanite is a rare gemstone that was discovered beside a 50,000 years old meteorite crater in the United State of America by Dr. Henri Moissan, a Nobel Prize winning chemist.
Moissanite encapsulates all that true beauty is, quite literally 'fallen from the stars.' There is so much story and depth to this magnificent gemstone.
We're proud authorised Charles & Colvard retailers who's skilled laboratory technicians recreate the natural conditions and pressures needed for moissanite to form naturally to create a physically identical gemstone to that of a naturally occurring moissanite.
It takes up to three months for a skilled specialist to meticulously create a single gem, post production each stone undergoes a stringent process for testing of quality, cut and purity before being shipped to our workshop.
We Love The World
Nearly all moissanite stones are lab grown under strict conditions. We are proud to support the ethical trade of precious metals and gemstones, Lily Arkwright believes all gemstones should be mined sustainably and without conflict. Our Moissanite stones are sourced from the original creators of moissanite, Charles & Colvard and lab grown.
The creation of moissanite is an extensive and intricate procedure. It takes 2-3 months for the creation of a single gem. Charles & Colvard's manufacturing process and 20 years of expertise in creating the diamond like gemstones makes them currently the worlds leading source and global distributor of Moissanite.