WHAT IS MOISSANITE?
Moissanite has become one of our favourite gemstones to work with for fine jewelry that is mindfully crafted for you to wear and cherish forever. Moissanite is a lab-made, highly desirable diamond simulant composed of silicon carbide; its conflict-free, eco-friendly and has a lifelong quality that maintains a high luster and brilliance for life. To the naked eye, it is often very difficult or impossible to tell a diamond and moissanite apart. Because moissanite is made in a lab, it’s also an ideal option for those seeking an ethical and eco-conscious gemstone as no mining is required.
We can thank the stars above for Moissanite! It was first discovered in 1893 by Henri Moissan, a French scientist. He discovered microscopic particles of the gem (that would eventually bear his name) in a crater made by a meteorite that fell to Earth. He initially thought the particles were diamonds, but soon came to the conclusion that the crystals were composed of silicon carbide. Present-day, moissanite is lab-made. After decades of technological advancement, the particles Moissan discovered have been refined to produce what is now one of the most enduringly luminous gemstones on the planet.
BENEFITS OF MOISSANITE
- An accessible diamond alternative that is conflict-free, eco-friendly and possesses an enduring quality that maintains its high luster and brilliance for life
- Made in a lab, with minimal environmental impact
- Remains bright and brilliant over time due to its superior hardness and refractive index that tests the best amongst diamond alternatives
- Is 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, with outstanding reflective properties that withstands daily wear, maintains its luster and resists surface scratches
(Above: Oval Sunrise Ring with 0.75CT Moissanite and Wave Pavé Band with dainty Moissanites)