LAB GROWN DIAMONDS
What about Moissanite?
Moissanite is a gemstone born from the stars. It was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, who later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He discovered microscopic particles of the gem that would eventually bear his name in Arizona, in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth. He initially thought that he had discovered diamonds, but later determined that the crystals were composed of silicon carbide.
Natural Moissanite is incredibly rare, so Moissanite available today is laboratory-created. After many years of trial and error, the particles Moissan discovered were successfully synthesized to produce what is now one of the world’s most scintillating gemstones.
Moissanites exhibit a different kind of brilliance than diamonds do, as their faceting pattern is different. The fiery, rainbow flashes emitted by Moissanites are beloved by many, especially in the sunlight! The fire, sparkle and Brilliance of a Moissanite, meets or exceeds those of a Genuine diamond.
On the Mohs scale, moissanite scores a 9.25, (Genuine Diamonds score a 10), a very good score that makes it one of the hardest substances on earth, and very suitable for everyday wear as an engagement ring.
The biggest difference between a Genuine Diamond and a Moissanite is the cost. Moissanite is a fraction of the cost, making it a very popular choice nowadays for engagement rings, and other diamond jewellery.
Environmental and ethical responsibility in the creation of Moissanite is prioritized. The Beauty and Quality of Moissanite make them a superior, sustainable, and conflict free gem!