Mohs scale of hardness tells us the hardness of a gemstone. And just below a diamond lies another natural gemstone that has been overlooked for centuries. Moissanite will blow your mind with its remarkable qualities. It has double refraction, and sparkles more than a diamond. Receiving love all over the world from the jewellery industry.
SHOULD WE COMPARE
IT TO A DIAMOND
There is a fundamental difference between moissanite and diamonds when you inspect from a geological perspective. Both are created in a lab, the moissanite consisting of silica and carbon, a diamond is purely carbon. There is absolutely nothing artificial about moissanite. It's just different from a diamond, like a sapphire is different from an emerald. Whether these materials are combined by mother earth or in a lab, the result remains the same.
IS IT A DIAMOND SIMULANT
OR IS IT EVEN MORE RARE
Some would say that moissanite is a fake diamond. But there is absolutely nothing fake about this gemstone. It may resemble a diamond, but it was never intended as a diamond simulant.
Moissanite was discovered in the aftermath of a meteorite crash in Arizona in 1893, and named after the finder Henri Moissan Moissanite is a natural and extremely rare gemstone. In fact, it is so incredibly rare (even more difficult to find than diamonds) that when you find it in a shop, it is not from a mine. These days, most moissanite stones are designed by jewellers and created in a lab.