WHAT IS MOISSANITE?
Moissanite is a gemstone born from the stars.
It was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, who later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
He discovered microscopic particles of the gem that would eventually bear his name in Arizona, in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth.
He initially thought that he had discovered diamonds, but later determined that the crystals were composed of silicon carbide.
After many years of trial and error, the particles Moissan discovered were successfully synthesized to produce what is now one of the world’s most scintillating gemstones. Moissanite is engineered to simulate a diamond.
Benefits of purchasing Moissanite
Charles & Colvard offer various sizes of Moissanite in the Round Brilliant Shape.
- ECO FRIENDLY - Moissanite is lab created with significantly less environmental impact.
- VALUE - Moissanite is less expensive than diamonds.
- DURABILITY - Moissanite is 9.25 on the Moh's scale of hardness. It is more durable than a ruby, sapphire and most other gemstones.
Charles & Colvard Round Brilliant Moissanite is Timeless and Classic.
and the round shape moissanite stone exhibits 58 facets of pure beauty.
Below are the diameters (in millimeters) along with the diamond carat weight equivalents.
5mm = 0.50 carat
6mm = 0.80 carat
6.5mm = 1.00 carat
7.5mm = 1.50 carats
8mm = 2.00 carats
9mm = 3.00 carats
10.5mm= 4.25 carats
11mm = 5.00 carats
12mm = 6.00 carats