Moissanite is an incredibly rare mineral discovered within a meteors crater by French scientist Dr. Henri Moissan in 1893. Over time, the particles have been synthesized to produce one of the most scintillating gemstones.
What is Moissanite
Why Choose Moissanite
Moissanite was initially mistaken for a diamond because of its similarities. However, further research would show that Moissanite has measurably more luster, brilliance, and fire. Not to mention, value!
Benefits of Moissanite
Advantages Moissanite Has Over Diamonds
A diamond is graded based on the 4C’s: Clarity, Carat, Cut, and Color. However, the value of Moissanite is solely in its size and color, making it about 20% the cost of a diamond the same size and quality.
Moissanite gemstones are a 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, so they are suitable for daily wear and can stand up to scratching, chipping, breaking, and abrasion, similar to diamonds, which grade as 10.
You can cut Moissanite into any shape, such as Round, Oval, Emerald, Pear, Heart, Cushion, Asscher, Princess, Radiant, Octagon, Marquise, Lozenge, Baguette, Tapered Baguette, Trilliant, and more.
Moissanite has an incredible brilliance and faceting pattern that shimmers and sparkles in every light. Its refractive index of 2.65 – 2.69 is higher than a natural diamond which lends to its brighter shine.