While diamonds are created from the compression of coal and minerals over many hundreds of years in the earth, moissanite comes from the stars. Originally, this rare gem was found in fragments of meteorite in pieces so small that cutting a gemstone from them was impossible. After many years of work, this rare, natural mineral was successfully grown in a lab. This process allows gemologists to create some of the most brilliant and beautiful colorless gems, rivaling the traditional beauty of diamonds in clarity and size – and outshining diamonds with their brilliance and fire.
Another benefit of moissanite is that it comes in second only to diamonds on the hardness scale – surpassing other gemstones including ruby, sapphire and emeralds. Even with a slight difference in hardness, don’t think moissanite isn’t tough: moissanite is rated “excellent” in durability, which means it can withstand the demands of daily wear.
Moissanite is lab-grown, so there is no mining involved in the creation process. It is not harmful to the earth, and it is not involved in any conflict trade. Moissanite gems are eco-friendly and sustainable: making this a responsible choice when shopping around for your perfect engagement ring. Don’t comprise your ethics & values and don’t jeopardize your finances just to put a ring on it: when you choose moissanite you can rest assured you are making the right choice while fulfilling all your wildest sparkly dreams!
Moissanite is often measured in millimeters vs carats, so here is a comparison chart to assist you when purchasing your ring.