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What Is Moissanite?

Centuries ago, a French scientist named Henri Moissan discovered what he thought were tiny sparkling diamonds deep in an Arizona crater. Eleven years later, he realized his mistake and that these sparkling gems were actually remnants of a rare silicon carbide that fell to Earth millennia ago in an asteroid.

Naturally occurring Moissanite is extremely rare on our planet. But because of its unique similarity to diamonds in both clarity and fire, lab-manufactured moissanite became prized for its scientific uses. Now, with the modern process of making these amazing gems refined, for the first time moissanite is available commercially as a diamond alternative, and it is quickly changing the engagement and bridal set markets.

It’s easy to see why. At a fraction of the cost of diamonds, moissanite has the same hardness as a diamond with twice the sparkle. In fact, many customers prefer the high brilliance of moissanite. Brilliance is measured in the gem world by the amount of light reflected back at your eye. Another term you’ll hear is fire, the measurable prismatic effect of a gem. In other words, it’s what causes those gorgeous rainbows. Moissanite has not only the most brilliance but it also has the most measurable fire of any gem. And with its natural hardness and thermal resistance, moissanite is a gem that will exist in the universe even longer than the love of the man who buys it.           

As the market has grown for this once rare gem, the options and variety of rings featuring moissanite have grown, but Forever Moissanite remains at the top of the industry. While some of our competitors’ stones can look yellow or cheap, all of our moissanite gemstones are produced for perfect flawlessness and clarity as a truly colorless stone. Our gem experts and experienced jewellers take pride in crafting rings so breathtaking, she can only say yes.

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