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What is a Moissanite?

While browsing our site, you may have noticed that we use what is called a moissanite in almost all of our rings with stones in them. I have realized that most people don't know what exactly a moissanite is, and have never even heard of it before viewing our rings! Well, I am here to let you know just exactly what a moissanite is!

Moissanites are stones that are an eco-friendly alternative to diamonds. Most people want diamonds in their rings because of the sparkle and hardness of them, which is totally understandable! The only thing is that diamonds are not always eco-friendly and most of the time their origins are unknown. This is why a scientist named Henri Moissan created an alternative to diamonds. He discovered moissanite crystals in a crater that was created by a meteorite in 1893. He realized these crystals had more brilliance than a diamond and he found out they were composed of silicon carbonate.  Since the crystals are extremely hard to find in nature being that they come from a meteorite, he decided to start growing them in science labs. Henri Moissan later won the nobel prize for his discoveries. 

The moissanites that we get to use in our wooden rings come from a company called Charles and Colvard. They are one of the top leading moissanite distributors in the world. Moissanites have been proven to have a hardness of 9.25 on the Mohs scale of hardness, which makes it one of the hardest substances on earth!  This means that it can resist all surface scratching as well as having an incredible brilliance to it. 

Since we are an eco-friendly business and are incredibly conscious of where all our materials come from, we really couldn't find anything better than moissanites to use in our rings. We hope you love them just as much as we do!! 

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Simply Wood Rings Featured on PayPal’s Website!

 

The founder of Simply Wood Rings, Gustav Reyes, was recently interviewed by PayPal to discuss his involvement in their program called PayPal Working Capital. This program has already provided over 1 Billion dollars to small companies all over the world to help them finance their dreams. At Simply Wood Rings, we really wanted to upgrade our website and make it more user friendly and accessible for everyone. The only way we could have gained the capital we needed to grow our business was with this initiative! Everyone knows that small businesses have a hard time as it is, but PayPal has made our lives so much easier. We use PayPal here on a daily basis and they have really helped us realize our dreams as an ever-growing business. You can watch Gustav discuss how thankful Simply Wood Rings is to be able to have the opportunity to grow by clicking here!

 

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