Posted by Nicole on February 27, 2016
We love Moissanite and we know that you do to! The popularity of this diamond like gemstone has increased greatly over the last few years.This beautiful stone evokes a feeling of splendor. The luster and brilliance of the Moissanite gem is on the cutting edge when it comes to style and quality. With a high refractive index, moissanite exhibits more brilliance than diamond. It's comparable quality at one tenth the price make it a great alternative to a diamond. Select a Charles & Colvard stunning moissanite cetnter stone and your ring will come with a perfectly set stone.
Moissanite, or silicon carbide is extremely rare on earth, which is why the designers at Charles & Colvard use an special process to create them in the lab. Among the hardest gems out there, the extreme toughness of these stones is matched only by the exquisite beauty. Thanks to the innovative manufacturing process and this gorgeous splendor, buyers can benefit from a less expensive option while still having the look of a priceless stone.
Moissanite has been a source of intense interest ever since its discovery over a century ago. Also known as silicon carbide, moissanite dances with sparkles of bright light which exceed any rational expectation. Its unique internal beauty lends a riveting allure to jewelry, making a spectacular statement at a fraction of the cost of other gemstones. But only you know what you paid - envious passers-by see only a grand statement of opulence.
Natural silicon carbide is impossibly rare on Earth; in fact, it first gained fame when tiny particles were discovered by the Nobel Prize-winning French chemist Dr. Henri Moissan at the site of a massive meteorite strike in Arizona. This intriguing new stone was named Moissanite in his honor. Moissan spent the rest of his life attempting to re-create this rare mineral, which is among the hardest materials on Earth.
Many years later in a research laboratory in central North Carolina, scientists for Charles & Colvard® perfected and patented the innovative process that creates silicon carbide crystals. With such purity it rivals any earthly gemstone for fire and brilliance. In these gems, which are more durable than sapphire, ruby, or emerald, this fire and brilliance will last forever.
In nature, silicon carbide is created over millennia by a combination of extreme heat and pressure. Researchers re-create those conditions in a controlled, profoundly accelerated process which produces durable, super-hard crystals with a minimum of ecological impact…and absolutely no mining.
With a refractive index of 2.65-2.69, moissanite exhibits more brilliance than diamond. And thanks to a dispersion that has 2.4 times the fire of diamond, moissanite bends light into mesmerizing rainbow flashes of fire… more than twice as much as diamond, ruby, emerald, or sapphire. By day and by night, moissanite’s conspicuous brilliance is spectacular.
The luster and colorless brilliance of the Forever One gem is on the cutting edge when it comes to style and quality.
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