People aren’t as informed about Moissanite and Moissanite retailers as they are about diamonds. We want to set the record straight by providing some facts and fiction regarding Moissanite.
There remains a tremendous amount of misinformation, poorly educated opinions and conjecture in the marketplace.
1. Moissanite Chips Easily – FALSE.
Moissanite is very hard – it is harder than sapphires and rubies, which is known for their strength! Moissanite jewels are durable and resist chipping
People always think that Moissanite is a soft stone – This is completely false and not true – On the Mohs scale of harness, Diamond rates 10 – Moissanite on the other hand, rates about 9.25, making it one of the hardest gemstones available today.
2. Moissanite Comes in Different Grades of Color and Clarity – FALSE.
Moissanite is only manufactured in labs to be good quality. There isn’t other qualities. There is only ONE quality of moissanite – “very good.” That said, each Moissanite jewel is unique and no two are identical.
3. Moissanite is a Man-made Diamond – FALSE.
Moissanite IS NOT a diamond nor a diamond simulant. Moissanite is composed of the compound silicon carbide. Moissanite is a laboratory created jewel. Naturally occurring moissanite is extremely rare and found only in microscopic crystals that are too small to use in jewelry.