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Moissanite (pronounced moy-za-night) is a gemstone known for its fire. The way the light catches it leaves a rainbow sparkling in the center. So it's no surprise to us that wearing it will draw the eye in whatever jewelry setting: bracelet, ring, necklace... you name it!
Moissanite or Diamond: What's the Difference?
Moissanite may look like a diamond, but it isn't. Diamonds are pure carbon, while moissanite is silicon carbide. In toughness, moissanite is right up there with diamonds on the Mohs hardness scale. A 9.25 out of 10 means it's very resistant to scratching and breaking. Almost diamond level strength!
The greatest difference is moissanite's fire. Or “dispersion rate,” if you wanna be technical. Moissanite reflects light in a big way. With a disco-ball effect when the lights hit it, it's sure to make any outfit full of sparkle.
The History of Moissanite
Moissanite is truly “out of this world” because it was first discovered in a meteorite. The gem gets its name from the scientist Henri Moissan. He discovered the gem in Arizona in 1893. Unfortunately, it's not every day a meteor brings down space jewels. Moissan spent the rest of his life trying to recreate the gem. And it was only much later, in the 1990s, when science made it possible.
Creating moissanite is complex, but for a gem that costs less than diamond and has more fire and sparkle? Definitely worth it.
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