What is the difference between Diamonds & Moissanite?
What is Moissanite?
Discovered by a French doctor who came across the metal at a meteorite site in 1893, moissanite is a rare, naturally occurring mineral made from silicon carbide.
Natural moissanite is very rare and only found in a few places on earth, such as tops of volcanoes. Upon his discovery Dr Moissan spent the rest of his life trying to recreate it in lab-grown environments. In the 1990's, the mineral was able to successfully recreated by thermally growing silicon carbide crystals and introduced in the market.
What is Diamond?
Known as the hardest substance on earth, diamond is a mineral formed when carbon is exposed to extremely high temperature and pressure.
The diamond is known for its extremely durable nature, scoring a 10 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness. Diamond is highly resistant to breaking, chemical changes & environmental changes. Its eternal appeal is why diamonds are a great investment and are often passed down generations.