What is Moissanite

The history of moissanite begins with ancient stardust

50,000 years ago, a meteorite hit the Earth and landed in Arizona forming a Meteorite Crater, scattering its fragments all over the desert. By chance, some of them

landed in nearby Diablo Canyon, where Nobel-Prize winning scientist Henri Moissan discovered few tiny sparkling crystals of silicon carbide in 1893.
Later well-known Tiffany & Co. expert gemmologist, George Kuntz suggested a new gem be named “moissanite” in honour of its discoverer.
Naturally occurring moissanites are incredibly rare since this is just a small quantity of crystals found either in meteorites, or in the upper crust of the Earth, or even as small inclusions in diamonds.
A century later, the first high-quality large crystal was successfully grown in the laboratory of North Carolina.
In 1998, Charles & Colvard first introduced to the world a new near colorless moissanite gem with 6H crystalline polytype.

Stellarit gemstones are made from the next-generation 4H Silicon Carbide crystals. These are whiter and purer than 6H Silicon Carbide crystals.

Bellow is the compersion chart Stellarit moissanite VS Diamond.

 

Gem Properties Diamond Stellarit
Atomic Composition 99.99% carbon 50% carbon, 50% silicon
Brilliance (flashes of white light) 2.417 2.66-2.71
Fire (flashes of colored light) .044 .104+
Hardness (resistance to scratching) 10 9.5
Toughness (resistance to chipping, breaking) Good – excellent Excellent
Price for 2.00 ct, clarity VVS1, color D $54,580.00 * $858 *