Moissanite came to earth more then 50,000 years ago in the form of silicon carbide particles attached to a huge meteor that crashed into the Arizona Desert in the United States. Over a hundred years ago it was discovered by a scientist digging in a huge canyon crater in the Arizona Desert. In 1893 the scientist Henri Moissan discovered by accident the tiny crystals embedded in a meteorite that he was examining from the Arizona crater.
The physical appearance of beauty and brightness along with incredible hardness of the Crystals in the meteorite originally led Henry to believe that he had discovered actual diamond crystals embedded into the "rock from outer space". It wasn't til a few years later that he realized that that he had stumbled upon some much rarer and more brilliant then diamonds.
This was the start of one of the most significant discoveries know to man and one at the time that even Henri didn't realize would have such an enormous impact on the the fashion wold, a bigger impact then even the huge Diablo canyon meteor that impacted the Arizona desert. Many years later the crystalline material was named after its discover Mr Moissan...hence the name "moissanite". Through time, technology and extensive research, Scientists have found a way to reproduce this incredible crystal though a very costly and time consuming process known as Lab Creating Gemstones.
Moissanite's incredible strength, Brilliance and Beauty make it one of the most sought after gemstones today. Its brilliance properties far exceed a diamond in both light dispersion and fire and color through scintillation. Because of its incredible refraction and brightness, Moissanite seems to have a incredible beauty of fire all to its own and many women comment that it looks better then diamonds rated near flawless quality and color. The hardness properties of Moissanite far exceed Rubies and Sapphires and insure a lifelong enjoyment for the wearer without dulling. On a hardness scale from 1-10 (a diamond being 10), Moissanite ranks about 9.357 in hardness exceeding the 9.0 hardness properties of rubies and sapphires. The Eternal Brilliance and Beautytm that this luxurious precious gemstone exudes is not to be compared or rivaled by any other gemstone on the planet.
Charles and Colvard are the inventors of "Man-Made" Moissanite and hold the exclusive secret patent to this natural reflection of beauty that fell from the sky many Milena ago. Moissanite is truly Formed in the Heavens Created on Earthtm.
In 1995 the first attempt to cut the gemstone into the modern round brilliant unveiled colors brightness and beauty that no one had ever seen before, not even from the Royal Collections of Diamond in castles and museums.
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