What is Moissanite?

What is Moissanite?                        

In the world of fine jewelry, Moissanite, is a rare piece of silicon carbide which resembles diamond because of its optical properties. Moissanite is a beautiful and hard gemstone to use for any casual or formal jewelry style. Naturally occurring Moissanite is found only in very small pieces - often too small to make jewelry. Lab-created Moissanite is used in jewelry - and the lab-created stone goes through many lab processes to be as perfect as those found in nature. Recently, people have fallen in love of this sparkling pretty and affordable piece of diamond looking gem.

What is Moissanite?

From Where Does a Moissanite Come?

This mineral was first discovered from the Canyon of Arizona by Henri Moissan in 1893. It was named in honor of Moissan. He mistook the gem as diamond crystals but in 1904; he found it to be a silicon carbide.

Moissanite is Not Diamond

Moissanite holds its rock properties and importance, but it is not the same as a diamond. Both Moissanite and Diamond share important properties with a small bit of difference. Moissanite and Diamond are among the hardest substances on Earth - with Diamond being slightly harder than Moissanite. With regard to shine and reflectivity, Moissanite has a slight advantage. The thermal conductivity also resembles that of the Diamond's property. Moissanite is also heavier than Diamond.

What is Moissanite?

Affordable and Durable Moissanite

A similar cut and clarity 1 Carat Moissantie can save you up to 75% in price. The lower pricing than Diamonds and the inherent durability of Moissanite makes it popular and demanding. Also, Moissanite is clear and brilliant to the naked eye.

Shades of Moissanite for Jewelry

Moissanite can be lab-created in shades from D to K - similar to the range of Diamond coloring, Moissanite has three categories of colorless, slight colorless, and slightly tinted. Since it is made in the Lab, the tints can be of brown, green, and yellow and can have a rainbow illusion with bigger stones.


This elegant and beautiful sparkling gem is perfect for jewelry, especially for engagement rings, earrings and solitaire rings. Every year Moissanite is gaining in popularity. The modern, delicate an extra resistant, diamond-like stone is used in various types of heirloom jewelry.

The experts from Silver and Gold are able to offer the best of these rare yet desirable stones. Contact us - and would be happy to point you in the right direction to find you favorite piece of fine jewelry.


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