Moissanite, the latest and most stunning created jewel to
enter the marketplace since the introduction of created rubies,
sapphires and diamonds.
Moissanite has a brilliant past, which started 50,000 years ago
when a meteorite crashed into the Arizona desert, creating what
is now known as Meteor Crater. In 1893, Nobel-Prize winning scientist Dr.
Henri Moissan discovered minute quantities of a shimmering new
mineral in the meteorite fragments, with a fire and brilliance
never before seen on earth. In 1905, Tiffany's christened this
mineral "Moissanite" in honor of Dr. Moissan.
Naturally occurring Moissanite is usually too small
to use for jewelry, so now laboratory-grown
moissanite is available, a stone that has many of the gemological
attributes of a diamond. Created Moissanite caused somewhat of
a scare within the jewelry trade, as moissanite looks and tests
so similar to a diamond that jewelers could no longer rely on
their standard diamond testers for a quick stone identification.
Moissanite grading scale qualities compare
to VS quality, I-J-K color diamonds, and where the color in
diamonds leans towards the brown and yellow tones, Moissanite
tones can be more towards the greenish yellow in certain lighting
conditions. But like color in diamonds, it is often difficult
for the consumer to see the color that a trained jeweler's eye
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A Timeless Quality at a Fraction of the Cost
of Diamond, Moissanite stands on its own as a new jewel for the
next Millennium. Best of all, Moissanite
is extremely affordable, costing only about one-tenth of the cost
of a diamond.
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