What is a Moissanite?
Moissanite is a gemstones that looks a lot like a diamond. It possesses fire, brilliance, and lustre more than that of a diamond. They're both clear and sparkly. But, it is not a fake diamond.
It is made up of carbon and silicon and is known to be one of the hardest elements on Earth. This makes it extremely resistant to scratching, chipping and breaking. Because of their similar properties, moissanite has become a popular alternative to diamond .
Here are a few reasons why people love Moissanites:
Diamonds are the hardest known mineral which have a rating of 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Moissanite rates 9.25, making it the second hardest element.
Moissanite is known for its high refractive index of 2.65, which is notably higher than a diamond. This creates a greater sparkle than that of a diamond.
Moissanites available today are nearly colorless that range from D-G colour. This grade means that there are no visible flaws in them.
Moissanites are created in laboratories and hence are 100% ethical and conflict-free gemstones.
Moissanites are of 1/10th the cost of diamonds with similar characteristics.