Moissanite is a very rare gemstone that is even more rare than diamonds. It is a crystal clear gemstone that has super shine and brilliant sparkle – it is even been said to be “born from the stars.” It is found naturally in the form of silicon carbide, which is considered a rare mineral. Moissanite is actually the hardest gemstone after diamonds. It is found in the Green River Foundation and the mines of Yakutia.
History of Moissanite
Moissanite was first discovered in 1893 by the French chemist, Henri Moissan. At first, he mistook the mineral for diamonds. But then in 1904, he identified these sparkling gems as different from diamonds due to their properties.
That’s why the Moissanite is named after him.
The natural moissanite is very rare. However, there is a growth in synthetic and lab-grown Moissanites since the stone gives an illusion of diamonds but are less expensive.
This stone is said to have many spiritual qualities. It is a gemstone for bringing good luck and fortune to one’s life. It is also helpful in increasing self-awareness and gives the confidence to achieve one’s goals. This scintillating gemstone brings hope and positivity in someone’s life who is dealing with stressful and depressing situations. It also helps to see the brighter side of any situation to increase happiness and contentment in one’s life.
Apart from looking similar to diamonds, here are some more interesting facts about Moissanites:
- Henri Moissan found this rare gem while inspecting a meteor in Arizona.
- Moissanite is also known as Space Diamond and Stardust.
- Moissanites are 90% less expensive than diamonds but are said to be more brilliant and sparkly.
Moissanite gemstones are commonly used in jewelry and accessories. From rings and earrings to necklaces and bracelets, Moissanites are a flawless choice for shining jewelry. As it is a perfect alternative to diamonds, the moissanite is also popular in wedding jewelry too. They give the subtle classic look of diamond and modern designs can enhance their beauty as gemstones. Moissanite engagement rings are also an affordable option for those who love diamonds.
Moissanite earrings, especially studs, are very popular among women. They love to wear them casually as a part of their daily attire. Moissanite jewelry is neutral and versatile. There is a variety of designs available in the market for women with all kinds of style. The Moissanite jewelry is elegant and only increases the beauty of the wearer. Many of our favorite celebrities have been seen embracing Moissanite jewelry like Nicole Kidman, Kiera Knightly, Vanessa Hudgens, Ariana Grande, Meryl Streep, Emma Roberts, and Lady Gaga.
If you don’t want to compromise on style, shine, durability, and clarity but don’t want to spend on diamonds, go for Moissanite jewelry.