What Is Moissanite?
If you haven't heard of Moissanite (aka gem-grade silicon carbide), its appearance is often mistaken for diamonds. However, it is not a diamond imitation. Its fire and brilliance surpasses that of diamonds. Its exceptional hardness makes it ideal for heirloom quality jewelry as it is very resistant to scratches, chips and breaks. Our moissanite diamonds are cut and polished better than most diamonds typically sold in engagement rings. Also, for the socially conscious, moissanite is ethically sourced and environmentally friendly.
Moissanite was first discovered in particles brought to Earth from meteorites 50,000 years ago. It is now available as faceted gemstones in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Unlike other diamond substitutes that can cloud and darken over time, moissanite is atomically as stable as diamond, so it's less likely to change color or lose its optical properties over time. In fact, considering that moissanite is more heat-resistant than diamond, it can be said that it is more atomically stable. What is Moissanite? You can choose with confidence that your jewelry will shine for a lifetime and beyond.