Moissanite – the gemstone that really is out of this world
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but Moissanite is the sassy, flamboyant friend who is always the most interesting person in the room.
Moissanite was first discovered in 1893 by the French Nobel laureate, Henri Moissan. Moissan was examining rock samples from a meteor crater in Arizona and initially believed the brilliant crystals to be diamonds before properly identifying them as silicon carbide.
Those crystals had been brought to earth over 50,000 years previously as part of the meteorite that crashed into the Arizona desert.
Moissanite is naturally occurring on earth, but in such minute qualities that it has taken over a century to harness the technology to create this stunning mineral in lab settings.
The Moissanite gemstones used in jewellery may be lab made, but it is the exact same chemical composition to the mineral from outer space.
Moissanite vs Diamonds
For some people, an engagement ring without a diamond is unthinkable and while we celebrate luxury and opulence passionately, the beauty of a Moissanite gemstone shouldn’t be dismissed.
Moissanite offers a budget friendly, stunning alternative to a diamond. It’s got more sparkle, will stand the test of time and is truly, out of this world!