Moissanite was discovered by Henri Moissan while examining rock samples from a meteor crater located in Canyon Diablo, Arizona, in 1893. Large Moissanite crystals have also been found in the Middle East region more recently. Although remarkably similar to diamond, Moissanite is not a diamond or a replica. It is a unique gemstone.
Although Moissanite is found in nature, the ones used today are lab created. This ensures the gemstones are consistent and of the highest quality. Unlike diamonds, you can rest assured that no gemstone came from conflict.
Moissanite scored a 9.25 on the Mohs hardness scale making it harder than Sapphire and any other gemstones except for diamond which rates as a 10. Moissanite makes for an excellent gemstone that can be worn daily without worry.
Thanks to the discovery and creation process of moissanite, it is lightyears ahead of any other options in its category. With more fire and brilliance than a diamond and great durability, it is possible to attain a gemstone that will last a lifetime at a fraction of the cost of a diamond.