What is Moissanite?

What is Moissanite?

In 1893, moissanite was discovered by the Nobel Prize-winning French chemist Dr.Henri Moissan while examining rock samples at the site of a massive meteorite strike in Arizona. The gemstones are so clear, that he initially mistook them for diamonds. It's practically stardust, it doesn't get more magical than that! 

Natural moissanite is incredibly rare. Today, it’s created in controlled environments to mimic the forces of nature, resulting in durable, super-hard gemstones with a minimum ecological impact, and absolutely no mining. 

Moissanite measures a 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, which assesses a gem’s resistance to surface scratching. Its score is so good, that it makes moissanite one of the hardest substances on earth, second only to diamond. Because of this, it’s highly unlikely that moissanite will ever break, scratch, or chip.

Moissanite is MUCH more affordable than diamonds, and is the perfect alternative. We even dare to say alternative stones are a girls best friend ;)