Moissanite is one the most brilliant and fiery gemstones in the world. Composed of carbon and silicon, its scientific name is silicon carbide. Being composed of 50% carbon, it is the diamond's cousin and shares many similar properties with diamond including a very diamond like appearance. However where it differs is that Moissanite possesses fire, brilliant and luster that surpasses even that of a diamond. The Moissanite crystal is one of the hardest and toughest known elements on earth, making it extremely resistant to scratching, chipping and breaking.
Moissanite was first discovered in minute quantities from particles carried to earth by a meteorite 50,000 years ago. It is now available as faceted gemstones in a large array of shapes and sizes.
Unlike other brilliant stones that cloud and dull with time, Moissanite is guaranteed to never lose its optical properties. Therefore, it will be every bit as beautiful, fiery and brilliant generations from now as the day you purchase it.