Moissanite – Moissanite is our bread and butter. It’s a lab-made stone engineered to give the illusion of similarity to diamonds, but it is compositionally quite different from a real diamond. Moissanite stones are a 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, approximately on par with diamonds, so they are suitable for daily wear. Most people (including jewellers) are unable to tell the difference between moissanite and diamond with the naked eye, and can only determine the difference by testing the composition of the stone. Moissanite has more ‘fire’ than a diamond, giving off an incredible sparkle.
All of our moissanite is DEF in colour, VVS clarity and Excellent cut. At Vintagetears, we only use colourless moissanite so you don’t have to worry about your stone giving off a yellow tone like some other brands.
Lab-grown Diamonds – Our lab grown diamonds are high quality and GIA certified. We give a flat rate on our lab-grown stones, and after order we will provide you with the best options within that range. For example, if you are charged for a 1ct lab grown diamond through our flat rate pricing, it’s possible that you may end up with a 1.02 or 1.19ct stone – you will have the option to choose which stone you prefer the look of once the production starts.
Lab-grown diamond coated moissanite – A new product on the market, this stone has not yet hit retailers in North America. Currently, we are the only Canadian jeweller with authorized access to this stone. It’s a moissanite that is coated in lab-grown diamond, so it looks like and tests positive as a diamond but the main internal makeup is moissanite. This is an incredible option for a mid-range price, if you’re not set on a moissanite and lab-grown diamonds are just out of your price range. *Please note that this stone is currently only available in round shapes larger than 5mm.