It was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, wholater won a Nobel prize. From a meteorite, he discovered microscopic particles of the gem, and after many tests in the lab, he created Moissanite.
Unlike imitation diamonds and other gemstones, Moissanite is also a good heat conductor. As a result, when tested using a diamond tester that measures heat conductivity, Moissanite will pass as a diamond.
Moissanite is the second hardest to diamonds on the Mohs hardness scale. It ranks 9.25 on the Mohs scale of hardness.
Moissanite is a silicon carbide diamond simulant. A diamond simulant is a stone that resembles a diamond but is not a genuine diamond.
Although both lab-grown diamonds and Moissanite are man-made, they have extremely distinct chemical makeup and characteristics. Moissanites are nearly as hard as lab-grown diamonds, with a Mohs hardness rating of 9.25. As a result, they are extremely durable and ideal for regular use.
Yes! Moissanite is among the most ethical, sustainable engagement ring choices out there.