The Origin Story
Moissanite was first discovered in small quantities in a meteorite that fell to Earth 50,000 years ago. In 1893 Dr. Moissan, whom the stone is named after, determined the stone had more fire and brilliance than anything on Earth. Since naturally occurring quantities of Moissanite are so miniscule it wasn’t until the late 1980’s a process was developed for producing these magnificent stones.
Who knows where in the vastness of space these brilliant gemstones comes from, but that’s what makes Moissanite that much more alluring, having a piece of the stars dangling on your neck.
White and Super Sparkly
Although a Moissanite should be considered a gemstone all its own many times it’s compared to a diamond for the simple reason that it looks similar to a diamond. A cubic zirconium was created for the sole purpose of mimicking a diamond without the cost of a diamond. Unlike Moissanite, cubic zirconium does not nearly stand up to a diamonds brilliance, fire and durability. Moissanite in fact surpasses a diamond in many areas.
If a Forever Brilliant Moissanite were to be graded like a diamond it would be in the near colorless range, which makes for a noticeably white gemstone, but in terms of sparkle a Moissanite exceeds the fire and brilliance that a diamond possesses. Just imagine her opening her beautiful Moissanite piece and her eyes lighting up as the Moissanite dances its light across the room. Now, that’s a gift!
You Won’t Break the Bank
We all know the holidays can be an expensive time, as well as a time when giving a gift to someone you love becomes an important task. Moissanite retails for about 1/10th the cost of a diamond because it is a lab created gemstone, so it is easier to produce and cut then is the process of obtaining a diamond. By purchasing Moissanite jewelry you can still give your special someone a gift she deserves this holiday, without breaking the bank.
Forever and Ever
Moissanite is second in hardness to a diamond which means just like a diamond can be worn every day, so can a Moissanite. Moissanite will last forever; it can even make a trip through the stars.
Moissanite sparkles, is extremely affordable, and lasts forever. What more could you ask for the perfect gemstone for the holiday season?