What is Moissanite?

Moissanite is known for its rainbow rays that are slightly more brilliant than the diamond.

Moissanite is one of the leading alternatives to conventional mined diamonds. It is now possible to enjoy a luxurious engagement ring at an affordable price point. 

Moissanite is a naturally occurring stone of silicon carbide. It was originally discovered by the French chemist Henri Moissan in 1893. Moissanite is used as a ring gemstone because of its hardness and optical properties. While moissanite exists naturally in the earth, it is so rare that most are created in a lab to produce pieces large enough to cut into gemstones. When cut and faceted, moissanite is by definition, the most brilliant gem in the world (this refers to light refraction and sparkle).

Although it isn’t scientifically a diamond, moissanite looks almost identical to the naked eye. Only a very trained professional can tell the difference between it and a diamond.