COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT MOISSANITE
WHAT IS MOISSANITE?
Moissanite is a beautiful clear gemstone that possesses more fire and brilliance than a diamond. Moissanite's story began when a meteor struck what is now Arizona almost thousands of years ago. Very small silicon carbide crystals resulted from this spectacular event. In 1983, Henri Moissan was sampling rocks in Arizona's Canyon Diablo when he discovered these crystals that were later named Moissanite. The moissanite available today is completely sustainably lab-grown.
IS MOISSANITE DURABLE?
Moissanite is harder than gemstones such as topaz and sapphires. The Mohs hardness scale rates moissanite at 9.25 and diamonds at 10 meaning it is more durable than sapphires and topaz. Moissanite is an excellent choice because it is not prone to scratching or chipping. Its durability makes it very suitable choice for everyday wear in an engagement ring.
IS MOISSANITE EXPENSIVE?
In comparison to diamonds, moissanite is far less expensive and retails closer or above the cost of other non-diamond gemstone rings depending on the brand, color grade, and size of the stone. FOREVER RING offers a wide range of brands to accommodate every budget and we strive to give our clients the best possible price.
DOES LAB-GROWN MEAN IT'S NOT REAL?
Not at all! Lab-grown means re-creating what is available in nature and is not to be confused with synthetic stones that are completely man-made. The marketing of diamonds has been very successful, but moissanite is truly rare with the largest crystal found being only 4 mm. Aside from being a clear stone, moissanite and diamonds are chemically and optically different with moissanite reflecting more light and a bit more color.