After diamonds, moissanite is one of the world’s most durable gemstones. This gemstone’s radiance adds to its allure. The two gems diamond and moissanite have really different durability, brilliance, and color. Another characteristic that distinguishes it from other stones is the way it transforms the jewelry in which it is used. The harder a substance, the more difficult it is to scratch. Moissanite is rated 9.25-9.5 on the Mohs Hardness Scale.
Cleaning and caring for a Moissanite engagement ring
As with any other gemstone proper maintenance, it is necessary to keep the stone bright and shining at its greatest. Moissanite does require maintenance in order to remain brilliant. A clean Moissanite will reflect the light more effectively, allowing its fire and brilliance to shine through.
Moissanite becomes dull as a result of the oil in soaps, cosmetic products, skin, and your daily activities. Lubricant and oil can have an impact on them, but it’s nothing that a rapid cleaning can’t fix. It is recommended that you clean your Moissanite and diamond jewelry at least once a month to keep it shining, sparkling, and looking brand new.
Here are four easy methods for maintaining your Moissanite gemstones in perfect condition:
1. The Detergent Bath
Take a small bowl of soapy warm water. You can u see any mild liquid detergent that does not consist of “soap,” as this creates another type of “film” on the Moissanite’s surface. We do not suggest using aggressive cleaners on any kind of jewelry. Brush the pieces gently with a toothbrush and thoroughly rinse. To completely dry the jewelry, you can use a hair dryer.
2. The Cold Water
Another method for cleaning your home is to prepare a container of a solution filled with water and household ammonia or similar products. We suggest taking a mixture of 3/4 water and 1/4 cleaning chemicals. Allow the Moissanite jewelry to soak for about 10 minutes before gently tapping from the back and front of the mounting with a toothbrush. And if possible, reach behind the mounting where dust particles may have gathered. Rinse it thoroughly with warm water and then dry it with a blow dryer. Do not use towels to dry your jewelry.
3. Commercial Home Jewelry Cleaners
You can buy one of many specially formulated, non-toxic liquid jewelry cleaners. These cleaners are perfect for discarding the “film” that can assemble on the surface of gemstones.
4. Ultrasonic Cleaner
This is one of the most efficient methods for maintaining the brilliance of your Moissanite jewelry. It is the technique that our jewelers use before shipping orders to the customers. It generates high-frequency fluctuation that can clean the majority of your jewelry.
Get it Professionally Cleaned
You should have your moissanite engagement ring cleaned in a professional manner at least once a year. It removes all the natural buildup of oils and dust on the surface of your ring. An expert can also check your ring for loose stones and make sure your prongs are still in good condition. A professional deep clean will restore your moissanite’s glow.
What you should avoid
1. Harmful Chemicals
When cleaning your moissanite rings, avoid using harsh chemicals. Household detergents, cosmetics, hair sprays, and chlorine are all examples. While these do not directly harm the moissanite, they contribute to grime buildup and reduce the stone’s sparkle.
2. Storing Moissanite with Other Jewelry
Moissanite is extremely hard, which means it will scratch other softer gemstones and metals. Moissanite jewelry should be kept in a separate bag or a fabric-lined jewelry box.
3. Rough Exposure
Real moissanite can withstand harsh handling, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be harmed. Moissanite can chip when subjected to hard impact along its grain. When participating in physical activities such as sports, hiking, gardening, and so on, it is best to remove your moissanite ring (pendants and earrings are fine)
You are free to clean your moissanite engagement ring as frequently as you wish. Moissanite is a low-maintenance stone that maintains its brightness well, so it will rarely show up dirty. However, with regular wear, oils, lotions, and dust can collect on the surface of your ring, which you should remove by washing it regularly.