Moissanite is a naturally occurring mineral also known as silicon carbide, which was first discovered by the Nobel Prize-winning chemist, Dr. Henri Moissan, at the site of a meteorite strike in Arizona. This intriguing new stone was named “moissanite” in his honor.
It wasn’t until the late 90s that scientists developed the innovative thermal growing process that creates silicon carbide crystals. These crystals are cut, just like any diamond or gemstone, into Moissanite. It is available in all popular shapes and sizes, as well as qualities ranging from near colorless value priced to colorless Hearts and Arrows finer cut ones.
These man-made gems are more durable than many other gemstone such sapphire, ruby or emerald. They are ideal for using in engagement rings or other jewelry pieces that are going to be worn daily.