What is Moissanite?
Moissanite, which original was found from a meteor crater by the French chemist Henri Moissan in 1893. At a later years, Henri Moissan has identified the crystal found in the meteor crater as silicon carbide, a material that was able to be grown and created in a lab. This new material, which was named after the founder of this material, was polished and cut to mimic the sparkle of a diamond. The Moh's hardness scale of a Moissanite is 9.25, which is the second hardest stone next to diamond. With a fraction of a cost comparing to natural diamond, Moissanite has now become one of the most popular stone to use in the jewelry industry today. Moissanite is also a great alternative for those who wants to wear jewelry that is made of sustainable and eco-friendly materials.
Moissanites are a type of lab-grown gemstone that is recognized as a diamond simulant. Moissanite stones are usually lighter than diamonds, with an average Moissanite stone weighing an average of 15% less than a comparable diamond. This is because they are made from silicon carbide and not carbon, which means they don't have the same density as diamonds.
The carat weight of our Moissanite is a diamond equivalent weight and it is used as a reference only. Due to every Moissanite is hand-cut by our artisans, it is impossible to cut each stone to the exact weight and there is usually a difference of +/- 1/4 carat weight in most cases. Most importantly, our artisans will cut our Moissanite to the measurements displayed within our product description and ensure that each stone is cut to perfection to ensure the maximum fire and brilliance on every Moissanite stone we set into our jewelry.