What is Moissanite?

What is Moissanite?

Moissanite is the name given to silicon carbide and it's various crystalline polymorphs that naturally occur in nature.  The chemical formula for this substance is SiC and it is classified as a rare mineral.

Discovered in 1893 by Dr. Henri Moissan, and later named for him, Moissanite traces its origins to a meteor crater where particles were found in Arizona.  Naturally occurring Moissanite is found in very small quantities in the earth and these Moissanite crystals are not abundant in desired sizes appropriate for jewelry production.

Given the scarcity of the natural occurring material, over the years scientists worked hard to create Moissanite in a laboratory.  With the help of technology, scientists finally succeeded in producing a stone with near-colorless properties that is durable, and when cut properly yields a stone with incredible brilliance and fire.

Created Moissanite is produced in a controlled environment that ensures consistency and quality standards are achieved.  In this production method, Created Moissanite is produced in large silicon carbide crystals.  These crystals are then hand-cut and hand-faceted with specific techniques to produce a gemstone exhibiting optical properties of extraordinary brilliance and fire. 

We give a Stone Warranty that accompanies every purchase - Colorless Moissanite stones carry a lifetime warranty against chips, cracks and optical changes.