Moissanite is an ethical diamond alternative which sometimes outshines almost any commercial diamond.
Moissanite discovered by a French chemist Henri Moissan in 1893. He discovered it while examining rock samples from a meteor crater in Arizona, United States. The discovery was challenged for a long time.
What Is Moissanite?
It is naturally occurring silicon carbide and is a very rare mineral. This mineral has hardness of 9.5 Mohs scale - which makes moissanite the second hardest mineral after diamond which is at 10 Mohs. Because naturally occurring moissanite is very rare, most of it is produced synthetically.
Moissanite looks very similar to diamond and the use of it as diamond imitation is increasingly popular. In fact, some optical properties exceeding those of diamond. Its lower price and less exploitative mining practices necessary to obtain it make it a popular diamond alternative.
Moissanite is Environmentally Friendly
Did we say most of it is produced synthetically in lab? It is a conflict-free gemstone and there is no mining involved get it into your hand.
Moissanite Has More Brilliance
Comparing between diamond and moissanite both with similar clarity, color, and cut, it turns out that moisanite is more brilliant and sparky.
Moissanite Has More Fire
When light enters moissanite, it breaks down light into spectral colors and they are more intense than that in diamond. So you will see more colorful and bigger flashes than those you would observe in diamond.
Moissanite Weigh Less Than Diamond
Moissanite is less dense than diamond. That means when you have moissanite and diamond, both same size, the moissanite will be lighter.
Moissanite Is Cheaper
It costs a fraction of diamond price. But while it is much cheaper, don't assume that you are being offered a real diamond just because the price is expensive. Contact us if you want to buy moissanite in Chiang Mai, Thailand.