The name moissanite was named after Henri Moissan, the French Nobel Prize winner responsible for first discovering this luxurious jewel. In 1893, Moissan accidentally made the discovery of the natural mineral silicon carbide (SiC) while examining rock samples from a meteor crater located in Arizona.
Moissanite: As Beautiful As It Is Rare!
Natural moissanite is extremely rare. In order to have enough supply for crafting jewelry, there was a need to produce synthetic moissanite. In 1998, Charles and Colvard answered the call and became the sole manufacturer of moissanite jewels.
Moissanite comes in a variety of colors including the most popular near-colorless and gorgeous hues of yellow and green.
Browse our collection to find stunning pieces of moissanite jewelry, which are lab-created to ensure the highest quality for the best value. Our created moissanite rings, earrings, and necklaces range in style from classic to modern-chic, finely crafted of round and square jewels set in either white or yellow gold.
Moissanite is harder than CZs, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. It rates a 9.25 on Mohs Hardness Scale (diamonds score slightly higher with a 10). It out performs diamonds on all other counts including brilliance, fire, luster and toughness.
Moissanite Jewelry Care & Handling
Like a diamond, the brilliance of moissanite can be dulled by small deposits of dirt or oil on the surface of the stone. To keep your moissanite jewelry beautiful, clean it regularly with a solution of mild soap and warm water. Store your moissanite jewelry safely in your Ross-Simons presentation box when not in use.