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What Is Moissanite?
Moissanite is an exceptionally beautiful and extremely rare mineral, which occurs naturally in the form of silicon carbide. Almost 2.5 times more brilliant than a diamond, this near-colorless gem has its own distinctive properties and splendor that make it truly one-of-a-kind.
Moissanite was named after French chemist Henri Moissan, who discovered it in the year 1893. During the examination of rock samples from a meteor crater located in Canyon Diablo, Arizona, he spotted this crystal and mistook it for a diamond. It was only after 11 years that he was able to identify it as silicon carbide.
The rarity of this gem also led scientists to find a way to synthetically create it using particles of naturally occurring moissanites.
Moissanite has a refractive index that is higher than that of a diamond and other popular gems such as sapphire and ruby. This particular property determines the brilliance of a gem, and with a refractive index of 2.65 to 2.69, a moissanite certainly outshines every other stone.
The same can be said about its dispersion (fire), which refers to the spectral (rainbow) colors that reflect back when light enters a non-opaque object. Moissanite has a dispersion of 0.104, which exceeds all other gemstones. With us you can get quality Moissanite Rings South Africa.
Why Choose Moissanite?
Moissanites have quickly gained popularity for a number of reasons, some of which are mentioned below:
Eco-Friendly: Moissanite in its natural form is very rare; therefore all of the currently available stones are lab created. Due to this, they have minimal impact on the environment.
Affordable: This splendid gem does not just have exceptional brilliance and fire; it is also affordable and costs only a fraction of a diamond’s price.
Durability: Tough and durable, they are resistant to chipping and scratches. This makes them a wonderful option for daily-wear jewellery.
Diamond Alternative: The beautiful moissanite is so close to diamonds in appearance that it is practically impossible to differentiate between the two with the naked eye.
The same can be said about its dispersion (fire), which refers to the spectral (rainbow) colors that reflect back when light enters a non-opaque object. Moissanite has a dispersion of 0.104, which exceeds all other gemstones