What is Moissanite? A Brief History Of Moissanite

What is Moissanite

Often confused with diamonds, moissanite is a beautiful and rare gemstone that has become a popular jewelry choice among young people. Moissanite is almost similar in brilliance and durability to diamonds, but both gemstones have some differences that make them unique.

Discovery

It was discovered in a crater in the Amazon in 1893 by French scientist Henri Moissan. His initial thought was that he had discovered diamonds, but then realized that the gemstones had a different composition and were carbides made of silicon.

For a long time, it was thought that moissanite only existed in meteorites. But in the late 1950s, small amounts of gemstones were discovered at a diamond mine in Yakutia, Russia, and in the Green River Formation in Wyoming.

Rising Popularity

Due to its rarity in nature, scientists have attempted to create this gemstone artificially. After years of trying, they have finally succeeded in producing one of the brightest gemstones to appear in the world. Mostly colorless, moissanite emits fiery rainbow flashes. It is the second hardest gemstone after diamonds, which makes it a great choice for engagement rings.

Heritage

This gemstone was introduced to the jewelry market in 1998. It has become very popular over the years due to its brilliance and lower cost than diamonds. Moissanite has come a long way from being a rare gemstone to becoming a popular choice for engagement rings and fine jewelry. The gem has rightfully earned the nickname “The Space Diamond” because of its history and reputation over the years, and will continue to shine for a long time to come.

Below, we’ve selected some of the most recent Moissanite jewelry styles you might like, and categorized them for your shopping pleasure. We hope you find the perfect gift on the gift list!

Moissanite is a great alternative to a natural diamond, especially if you are looking for a budget-friendly or eco-conscious jewelry. We’ve got you covered with the four items shown below. All of them present the beauty of moissanite, and none of them will break your bank.

Moissanite Radiant Cut Ring

Elegant and refined, this delicate moissanite radiant cut ring elevates your center stone with a sparkling prong setting for a captivating brilliance. Its diamond-set strap deftly directs your eye to a shimmering halo that is subtle yet eye-catching.

3 Stone Moissanite Ring

Show her love and devotion with this sparkling radiant cut 3 stone moissanite ring. Sparkling with bold brilliance, this elegant design showcases a sparkling radiant cut moissanite in the center, while two smaller triangle stones flank the center stone for extra brilliance. All stones shine enough to be worthy of being a symbol of your love.

Emerald Cut Moissanite Ring

The definition of a timeless classic. Elevate your center stone in a luxurious setting with a raised band set with diamonds. Nestled firmly in the six claws, this emerald cut moissanite ring will provide a shimmering glow.

Moissanite Tennis Bracelet

This moissanite tennis bracelet brings instant elegance to your wrist. Wearing it alone, it’s an absolute luxury evening classic, and when layered with a watch, it will add an effortless style to your daytime look. The beautiful 925 Sterling Silver Illusion Setting gives Moissanite a magnified look and ensures a remarkable price point. This is our best selling bracelet and it’s the perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries and weddings.

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