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Moissanite - A Gemstone Born From the Stars

Moissanite was first discovered in 1893 by a French Nobel Prize-winning chemist, Dr. Henri Moissan, in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth in Arizona. It is a rare, naturally occurring mineral also known as silicon carbide. Dr. Moissan discovered microscopic particles of the gem that would eventually be named “moissanite” in his honor.

Sustainability - Moissanite is the only gemstone that passes as a diamond on a handheld point test. Natural moissanite is incredibly rare, so moissanite available today is laboratory-created with minimal environmental impact as it is mining free.

Affordability - Moissanite is now one of the world’s most scintillating gemstones that give the illusion of similarity to diamonds and is often referred to as a diamond simulant. Moissanite is a great option for those who want a stone that resembles a diamond without a high price.

DurabilityMoissanite is 9.25 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. It is one of the toughest known gemstones that is highly resistant to breaking and chipping and makes it perfect for daily wear such as an engagement ring. Moissanite will not lose its sparkle as time passes. The clarity and color of the stone won’t change through the years. Dirt and grime are the only common elements that may inhibit a ring’s sparkle until it is cleaned. Damaging the surface of moissanite can inhibit sparkle, as it would for any gemstone.

Brilliance - Moissanite is of 2.65 – 2.69 for refractive index which is higher than natural diamond. The higher refractive index makes moissanite more brilliant than diamonds overall and attracts many who love this highly sparkly, mesmerizing rainbow effect. Moissanite has a different faceting pattern than diamonds do, giving them a unique kind of brilliance. Moissanites emits fiery and rainbow flashes resulting in heightened brilliance especially in sunlight.  

Many people wonder if moissanite looks good with diamonds in jewelry. And the answer is yes! Moissanite looks beautiful when paired with diamond engagement ring settings, diamond halo earring settings, and every type of diamond setting. Moissanites and diamonds, while different, look gorgeous when paired together.

B.Tiff carries only the highest grade moissanite of 1, 2 or 3 CARAT, D Color, VVS1 Clarity, and EXCELLENT Cut that comes with authentication GRA Report & Certificate.