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Moissanite is a rare, naturally occurring mineral also known as silicon carbide, which was first discovered by the Nobel Prize-winning chemist, Dr. Henri Moissan, at the site of a massive meteorite strike in Arizona. This intriguing new stone was named “moissanite” in his honor and is commonly nicknamed "Moissy" (pronounced moy-zee).
It wasn’t until the late 90s that scientists–working in a research laboratory located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina–developed the innovative thermal growing process that creates silicon carbide crystals. These crystals are fashioned into moissanite gemstones that rival any natural gemstone for fire and brilliance. These man-made gems are more durable than any other popular gemstone such as diamond, sapphire, ruby or emerald.
But not all moissanite is created the same. In our store, we sell Charles & Colvard Forever One Colorless stones, known for their high quality and exceptional clarity. To put it simply, we think it's a cut above the rest.
If there's one thing to be sure about moissanite: moissanite is an alternative option to investing in a diamond, but it is not meant to be a copy cat. If you ask us? Wear your moissanite with pride, and scream it from the rooftops! It is its own unique gem with its own set of chemical and optical properties.
One of the many reasons we knew we wanted to create rings moissanite rings is because diamonds may be some girls’ best friend, but they’re not for everyone.
Diamonds are beautiful, durable, sparkly and timeless, but they’re also expensive. Carat for carat, moissanite offers beauty for less investment. You can have the look and size you want, and still save for your dream home, dream vacation, dream....anything.
Each Charles & Colvard® Created Moissanite sold at Emalia Jewelry comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and Limited Lifetime Warranty stating it will maintain its brilliance and fire, without fading or changing color.
Source: Charles & Colvard