What is Moissanite?
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.
Why choose moissanite?
Moissanite is the most brilliant gemstone. The refractive index of moissanite ranges from 2.65 to 2.69, meaning it displays more brilliance than diamond (with an RI of 2.42) or any other popular gemstone.
Moissanite is resilient for daily wear. Moissanite is durable, tough and extremely resistant to scratching and abrasion. With a hardness of 9.25, moissanite is harder than all other gemstones except diamond.
Moissanite had the most fire of any gem used in jewelry with a dispersion of 0.104.
Forever Brillaint Moissanite
Charles & Colvard Forever Brilliant is a near-colorless gemstone in the G-H-I color range that is masterfully hand-faceted by skilled gemstone cutters and carefully hand-polished to reveal its maximum brilliance and enhance its intrinsic fire.
Why is Moissanite Sold by Milimeter?
The carat is the traditional unit of measurement for a diamond’s weight. Moissanite is not measured in carats because it weighs approximately 10 percent less than diamond. For example, a 6.5mm round diamond would weigh 1.0ct, while a 6.5mm round moissanite would weigh 0.88ct. The two stones would be the same size – 6.5mm in diameter. All stones for sale are listed with their size in millimeters and the diamond equivalent weight (DEW) in carats.
Round Brilliant Cut Center Stone Is 9.0Mm Forever Brilliant Moissanite
The Center Stone Is A Round Brilliant Cut 9.0Mm Moissainite Gemstone Has A Diamond Equivalent Weight (Dew) Of 2.70Ct (Actual Weight 2.26Ct). All The Stones, Including The Pave Accent Stones Have A Total Diamond Equivalent Weight (Dew) Of 2.92Cttw (Actual Weight 2.43Cttw).
Forever Brilliant By Charles Colvard Is A Nearcolorless Moissanite Gemstone In The Ghi Color Range. Introduced In 2012, This Stone Is Expertly Cut And Polished To Showcase The Fire And Brilliance Of Moissanite. Forever Brilliant Is No Longer Manufactured And Is Only Available While Supplies Last.
Moissanite Created By Charles Colvard Is Among The Hardest Minerals On The Planet, More Durable Than Sapphire, Ruby, Or Emerald And Has More Brilliance Than A Diamond. It Scores 9.25 On The Mohs Scale For Hardness.