Moissanite was first discovered in a meteor crater in Arizona in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan. More recently, very large naturally occurring moissanite crystals have been found in Israel, however the quality of this mined moissanite are not suitable for the purpose of jewelry. Today, the Moissanite you see on the market is grown in a laboratory making it a socially responsible and eco-friendly gemstone option. It is not a diamond, nor a fake diamond. It’s just a different, naturally occurring or lab-grown gemstone. And what a stone it is!
Chemically, moissanite is completely different from a diamond. While a diamond is entirely Carbon, a Moissanite is Silicon Carbide. Regardless of its chemical make-up, it looks very similar to a diamond. And best of all, a moissanite actually out-performs a diamond in terms of optics, and is still durable and scratch resistant enough to be worn every day and last a lifetime. On the topic of affordability, Moissanite costs substantially less than diamonds (earth mined or cultured). Moissanite affords the buyer an opportunity to scale the size of their gemstones to the visual scale they prefer on their hand without this decision being completely overshadowed by price. What a concept!
It is our mission to bring our clients several beautiful, affordable and ethical engagement ring options. We aren’t here to talk you in or out of anything, but rather present you with the facts and allow you to determine what fits your lifestyle, values and budget.
Have something else in mind? We also have ethically sourced diamonds, morganite, sapphires and other gemstones in all sorts of shapes and sizes. We love searching for unique and special gemstones! We can't wait to hear what you're dreaming up!