Moissanite is a mineral discovered by French chemist Henri Moissan in 1893 while studying a small fragment of a meteorite located in Arizona. This rare mineral was mostly found on cool luminous stars outside our solar system. Due to its stellar origin, moissanite is sometimes referred to as Stardust or Space Diamond. Since it's so rare to find moissanite in its natural form, all forms found in the market are synthetically made.
Moissanite has many benefits as a gemstone, including:
- 100% ethically sourced
- More brilliance (internal light reflection)
- More luster (reflection when moving in light)
- More fire (flashes of light)
- More heat resistant
- Has colorful or rainbow-like radiance
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