Learn all about the moissanite gemstone and its unique beauty, creation process, and how it compares to diamonds.
What is Moissanite?
Simply put, moissanite is a lab-created gemstone.
French chemist Henri Moissan discovered the stone in 1893 Upon discovery, Moissan thought he’d found diamonds. Not quite. He’d found silicon carbide, which is today more eloquently known asmoissanite.
While nearly all moissanite today is created in a lab to ensure absolute perfection, Moissan’s discovery occurred in an Arizona meteorite crater. It quite literally fell from the stars! The historic meteorite crash brought natural moissanite from outer space.
A moissanite engagement ring is quite the showstopper; these gemstones offer brilliance more radiant than diamonds and provide shimmer from every angle
We only carry moissanite that has been cut for maximum brilliance to ensure its inner beauty will sparkle and shine through any weather. Below, we’ll detail the benefits of moissanite and offer a side-by-side comparison of diamonds and moissanite.
Benefits of Moissanite
This stone is loved far and wide for a few key reasons:
With moissanite, you can have it all: a colorless stone, unmatched brilliance, your preferred size at an affordable cost, and a guarantee of your stone’s origin.
Moissanite vs. Diamond Comparison
Hardness: 9.25; excellent for everyday wear
Popularity: Rapidly rising
Refraction Index: 2.65–2.69. Moissanite exhibits exceptional rainbow-esque flashes of color.
Hardness: 10; excellent for everyday wear
Color: Colorless, near-colorless, “salt and pepper”, and fancy colors
Refraction Index: 2.42. White diamonds reflects back white flashes of light.
In the long run, you can’t go wrong. Moissanite and diamond are equally beautiful stones and both are fantastic choices for an engagement ring, wedding band, or other piece of jewelry. A moissanite center stone paired with diamond accents makes a beautiful engagement set.
If you want to learn more,contact us. We’d love to share our expertise to help you find that perfect stone—whether it’s a moissanite, diamond, or something else.