Learn About Aqua-Teal Moissanite

A Better Alternative to Aquamarine

Aqua-teal moissanite is the perfect aquamarine alternative. It has the sparkle and durability of a moissanite, combined with a gorgeous saturated color seen only in the rarest of aquamarine gems. Discover all that’s to love about aqua-teal moissanite and why it’s better-suited for years of everyday wear.

Durability

Aqua-teal moissanite is about 3x harder than aquamarine

Cut Quality

Precision cut by our team of European stone cutters

Color

Better color saturation means less frequent cleaning

Clarity

No inclusions visible
to the naked eye

Aquamarine

A Love/Hate Relationship

Everyone loves natural aquamarine gemstones, but the reality is they simply aren't a great engagement ring choice. They lack the necessary durability to hold up to everyday wear, and their low sparkle factor means they require very frequent cleaning. We're talking like near-daily cleaning, or else your stone will look cloudy, milky, and dull, as every little speck of dust and water spot will show. Aquamarines are just too much maintenance and upkeep for an engagement ring – but the color is so indisputably beautiful! We weren’t quite ready to give up on the idea of being able to offer aqua-colored engagement rings. After years of trial and error, we finally found the perfect shade of aqua-teal moissanite to fulfill your wildest aquamarine dreams. Read on to learn all that’s to love.

After years of trial and error, we finally found the perfect shade of aqua-teal moissanite to fulfill your wildest aquamarine dreams.

MORE DURABLE

To Pass Down for Generations

Engagement rings should be heirlooms-in-the-making, so it's important to select a gem that will hold up over the decades. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as simply selecting a pretty gem, because who doesn't love the look of aquamarines, opals, morganites, emeralds, etc.? As pretty as those gems are, they're not very durable and can scratch and chip easily. There are only a few gems with a high enough durability ranking on the Mohs Scale of Hardness that they can hold up to everyday wear. Diamonds are the hardest material on earth, ranking at 10; moissanite ranks second place at 9.25. Aquamarine only ranks at 7.5-8, coming in less durable than even sapphire or ruby, which rank at 9. Those numbers are just relative, and don’t quantify how much harder each stone is than the next. For example, moissanite is actually about 3 times harder than aquamarine! As much as we all love aquamarine, this lower durability rating translates to scuffing, scratching, and chipping over time. 

CUT QUALITY

Precision Cut to Superior Standards

Iconic aqua-teal moissanite is cut using the latest technology by our team of European stone cutters that specializes in cutting moissanite. Our aqua-teal moissanite is hands-down better cut than the vast majority of natural aquamarines on the market. Of course, natural mined aquamarines are still lovely, but aquamarines are nowhere near as precisely cut as well-cut moissanite. Iconic aqua-teal will have far more brilliance and a more beautiful overall appearance than 99.9% of aquamarines on the market.

COLOR SATURATION

A Lower Maintenance Gem with a Richer Hue

Iconic aqua-teal moissanite is vivid and saturated in color, much more so than the vast majority of natural aquamarines that tend to be paler in hue. Their beautifully rich hue means they'll hide dirt and buildup better, and therefore require less frequent cleaning. Unfortunately, natural aquamarine gems look very dirty extremely quickly, making it difficult to maintain their brilliance and sparkle.

EXCELLENT CLARITY

For Maximum Brilliance

All Iconic aqua-teal moissanite is eye-clean, with no inclusions visible to the naked eye. The vast majority do not have any visible inclusions even under 10x magnification. That way you can focus on your stone’s sparkle and incredible color, without any distractions.

CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

The Real Deal

Every Iconic aqua-teal moissanite is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity so you know you're getting an authentic stone, available exclusively from Kristin Coffin Jewelry.   

Explore Aqua-Teal Rings

<center><strong>・ANIKA・</strong><br></center>Oval Aqua-Teal Iconic™ Moissanite Center, Diamond Halo (2.75ctw+)
<center><strong>・AVERY・</strong><br></center>Emerald Cut Aqua-Teal Iconic™ Moissanite Center, Trillion Diamonds (2.17ctw)
<center><strong>・CELESTE・</strong><br></center>Pear Aqua-Teal Iconic™ Moissanite Center, Diamond Halo (2.58ctw+)

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you sell Iconic aqua-teals as loose stones?

Unfortunately, we’re not selling any loose Iconic stones at this time. The aqua-teals are currently only available set into Kristin’s designs. However, she’s always designing new ring styles, so we recommend following our Instagram  account since we often post sneak peeks of new designs there first.

They look greener or more blue in some lighting, can I request one or the other?

Aqua-teal moissanite shifts depending on the lighting. Sometimes it will appear bluer vs. greener, or lighter vs. darker depending on the light source. We recommend checking out our Instagram account to see how the aqua-teal moissanite looks out in the world under various lighting conditions.

Is the aqua-teal color for a limited time only?

While we hope to have this color forever, there are no guarantees in life, or in gemstones. We have a decent stock at the moment, but there’s no guarantees that we’ll be able to continue cutting this color forever.