If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, then a moissanite diamond could be considered a girl’s best friend forever. Moissanite is not a diamond but is so similar in fiery color and brilliance that many gemologists cannot tell the difference between moissanite and a diamond without the aid of a special tool.
The discovery of Moissanite
This truly unique gemstone was first discovered in 1893 by scientist studying meteor samples in a crater in Arizona. What the scientist first thought were diamonds turned out to be a rare and amazing gemstone. After realizing the gemstones potential, scientist found a way to create the gem in a laboratory.
Moissanite and Jewelry
While diamonds have imperfections that must be measured, moissanite has no imperfections or flaws and is much cheaper. Moissanite can easily be mistaken for diamonds because of its brilliance and clarity. Even under a microscope, the two are often indistinguishable from one another.