What Is Moissanite?

Moissanite is a mineral that exists naturally, It is a mineral found in meteorites.  SiC is its chemical formula. Henri Moissan, a French chemist, discovered it for the first time in 1893. Moissanite is a silicon carbide material and It's a very rare mineral. Moissan recognized it as a rock with characteristics similar to diamonds. All moissanite on the market today is lab-created.

Moissanite is a high-quality diamond substitute that is highly valued in the scientific community. However, until recently, commercial production of moissanite was not possible. Moissanite is one of the most difficult minerals to work with. It has the same hardness as diamond but is less expensive. It's also a conflict-free, eco-friendly gemstone. However, due to its scarcity, making jewelry with it is difficult. In fact, the majority of moissanite on the market is synthetic, making it a more affordable option.

Moissanite, unlike diamonds, does not have a universal grading system. Moissanite can, however, be found in jewelry stores. You can also purchase one from an online retailer. Moissanite is more difficult to locate in jewelry stores than diamonds. This means you'll need to find a reputable jeweler if you want to buy a moissanite..

Moissanite can be colorless or almost colorless. Whatever color it is, it is very clear and sparkly. It has a refractive index similar to diamond. It is also double-refractive, which means that light entering a moissanite splits into two separate parts, giving it a brighter shine than a diamond. It has a Mohs hardness rating of 9.5. It is best to select one that is close to colorless. You can also select moissanite with a minor inclusion. The most fire and brilliance will be found in moissanite which is nearly colorless. 

A moissanite can be cut into a variety of shapes. The oval cut will exaggerate the size of the stone, whereas other shapes will accommodate it. In addition to the oval cut, moissanite can be cut into the princess shape, which is a brilliant square cut that highlights the fire and brilliance of the moissanite.

Moissanite makes an excellent choice for engagement rings. It is not only a less expensive option, but it is also far more durable than diamonds. Moissanite is also quite lovely, making it an excellent choice for an engagement ring. And because it isn't a diamond, you can wear it for the rest of your life.

Here are examples of jewelry made with moissanite:

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