First discovered in Arizona in 1893 by Noble Prize-winning French scientist Henri Moissan, Moissanite is a radiant stone that evokes exceptional character and clarity. Natural occurring Moissanite is by far the rarest jewel on earth, he discovered only a minute amount of this new material from meteorite specimens from the stars. Scientists later found several notable features of Moissanite, including:
- It is more brilliant than diamonds. It has higher refractive index and light dispersion and is less likely to attract dirt and grime than a diamond. This means it will stay more brilliant between cleanings.
- Moissanite has superior heat resistance, withstanding any fires. It can be cast in place, allowing more innovative, exact-fit designs.
Moissanite is harder than sapphires and rubies and therefore more difficult to scratch.
- Like most other socially responsible gemstones, modern Moissanite is laboratory grown. It is conflict-free, environmentally friendly, and socially more responsible than diamonds.