Moissanite

March 29, 2021

Moissanite

Moissanite is a gorgeous colourless to near-colourless gem grown in a controlled environment from a tiny seed. It is hand-cut and polished by master craftsmen, which brings its fire and brilliance to life. For many years, Moissanite has been known as the slightly tinted yellow stone but that has all changed recently. Forever One grade has been added, which is a colourless stone.

In 1893, French scientist, Dr. Henri Moissan, discovered silicon carbide (SiC), Moissanite, in a meteorite crater located in Arizona. Moissanite in its natural form is very rare. It is only been discovered in a small variety of places from upper mantle rock to meteorites.

Early advertisement talked about Moissanite falling from the stars because of the natural stones found only in meteorites.

This stone is loved by many for a few key reasons: Brilliance, Fire, and Price. The most dominant feature of a stone is its “brilliance.” Moissanite has 10% more brilliance than a diamond. Moissanite gemstone has a “Fire” or dispersion that is 2.4 times the fire of a diamond. Dispersion is where the light radiates through the gemstone on certain wavelengths with each wavelength producing a specific colour. This is what gives Moissanite the beauty and scintillation that is loved by so many. Lastly and most importantly, Moissanite will not break you at the bank with the cost of a stone only a fraction of the cost of a diamond. No longer do you have to settle on fire, brilliance, and size to afford a stone in your price range.





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