deBebians recently started carrying Forever Brilliant ® Moissanite from Charles & Colvard. This unique mineral is brilliant, stunning, and an affordable stone option when compared to a diamond. I wanted to treat myself (I was inspired by Tom and Donna from Parks and Recreation) and decided to have deBebians manufacture a pair of moissanite studs that will be perfect to wear each and every day.
Since I love rose gold, I knew that I wanted rose gold studs, but with a modern twist. I decided to go with a bezel setting that features a martini basket. The bezel setting is secure and adds width to the earrings, which gives them a larger appearance. The martini basket allows the earrings to be worn snug against my ears while also being incredibly comfortable. My earlobes are quite small, which I never noticed until I started this project. I decided to purchase 5.5mm moissanites so that the stones would be large enough to be seen, but not too large to overwhelm my small earlobes. A round 5.5 moissanite is approximately the size of a 0.60 carat diamond. After I received the finished product, I knew that I had chosen the perfect size for me.
The overall process was fun and relatively quick. After I chose the stones, our head jewelry designer created a custom CAD design for the 5.5mm stones and then printed the waxes for casting. The waxes can be seen in the above photo on the left. From start to finish, this project took approximately two weeks and I have worn my new earrings almost every single day since I received them. I love that I can wear and enjoy my earrings without being concerned of losing one due to the expense of replacing an earring.
My stud earrings are made from 14 karat rose gold and were approximately 1/3 of the cost of a pair of stud earrings. For diamonds of equivalent size and quality, these earrings would have cost approximately $3,100. However, the moissanite version would sell for approximately $964.00. Since moissanite scores a 9.25 on Mohs scale of mineral hardness, I don’t have to worry about the stones becoming dull or cloudy over time.
If you are interested in creating a pair of custom moissanite earrings or other piece of custom fine jewelry, please contact our jewelry experts at your convenience. I can speak from personal experience that working with deBebians is an easy and exciting process.
Update September 29, 2015: deBebians now carries select cuts and sizes of Forever One™ Moissanite by Charles & Colvard®. Learn more here. We also have a collection of moissanite earrings available for purchase.