Moissanite is a rare, naturally occurring mineral also known as silicon carbide, which was first discovered by the Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dr. Henri Moissan at the site of a massive meteorite strike in Arizona. This intriguing new stone was named moissanite in his honor, and Moissan spent the rest of his life attempting to recreate this rare mineral in his laboratory. It wasn’t until the late 90’s that scientists – working in a research laboratory located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina – developed the innovative thermal growing process that creates silicon carbide crystals. These crystals are fashioned into moissanite gemstones that rival any natural gemstone for fire and brilliance. These man-made gems are more durable than diamond, sapphire, ruby or emerald.
ABOUT THE GEMSTONE WEIGHT: The Total Diamond Equivalent Weight (DEW) is 1.00ct (Actual Weight 0.88ct).
ABOUT THE GEMSTONE: Introduced in 2018, “Moissanite by Charles & Colvard” is a beautiful gemstone in a near-colorless (G-H-I) color grade (may contain ever-so-slight imperfections in clarity, cut or polish) and is a revolutionary value.
ABOUT MOISSANITE: Moissanite created by Charles & Colvard is the most brilliant gemstone and is among the hardest minerals on the planet. It scores 9.25 on the Mohs scale for hardness and is more durable than sapphire, ruby, or emerald.
BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: Based in the US for more than 20 years, Charles & Colvard is the original creator of moissanite. Our moissanite is covered by our limited lifetime warranty. There is a difference, insist on Charles & Colvard.