A few things you need to know about Moissanite

Diamonds are very precious stones. Formed by the earth itself, carbon crushed by the forces below to create this beautiful stone. Then there is Moissanite. Where does moissanite come from? They come from the stars above, pretty much a gem from heaven. They are the material found in meteorites. This was discovered in 1893. When a French scientist thought he found diamonds and found that what he had was another strange material that had some similar properties to diamonds.

Moissanite is second in hardness only to diamonds. Diamonds have a hardness of 10 on the Mohs scale while Moissanite have a durability of 9.25. Therefore it is very durable and not easily scratched compared to most other materials besides diamonds.

Moissanite is very rare. You can’t simply find moissanite at every meteorite crater. They are now manufactured. So while blood diamonds are available on the market, no one died or was any forest destroyed to mine moissanite.

Moissanite also refract light differently compared to diamonds. They are said to be more brilliant in appearance to diamonds. If a moissanite was cut into the same shape as a diamond, its appearance will be different.

The issue with moissanite is that the actual colour of the stone has a very light yellowish, greenish or greyish appearance. It would require a professional jeweller to notice this difference in appearance. Really, if you ask me, diamonds look worse.

You won’t believe it, but some machines used to test if the material is an actual or fake diamond read that a moissanite is a diamond. These machines seem unable to compare the differences between the two materials.

Presently Chamber Auction has moissanite gems in stock. Watch our auctions to be updated and see the beautiful gems.

 

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