Moissanite is a rare, naturally occurring mineral also known as silicon carbide. Named after Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dr. Henri Moissan, Moissanite was first discovered in 1893 at the site of a massive meteorite strike in Arizona. Scientists in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina later developed the thermal growing process that creates silicon carbide crystals, which are fashioned into moissanite gemstones.
Natural moissanite is incredibly rare, so moissanite available today is mostly laboratory-created. After many years of trial and error, the particles Moissan discovered were successfully synthesized to produce what is now one of the world’s most scintillating gemstones. Moissanite has a greater refractive index and therefore contains more fire and brilliance - the internal play of light inside the gem – than diamonds. Moissanites are engineered to give the illusion of similarity to diamonds but are compositionally and visually quite different from a real diamond. The durability, brilliance, and color of the two gems are quite distinct.
Moissanite is Environmentally and Socially Responsible stone. Moissanites are lab-grown stones. There is no mining involved in the creation process, so Moissanites are not harmful to the earth, and are not involved in any conflict trade. In order to meet our promise of excellence, we offer - Forever One Moissanite by Charles and Colvard. The Forever One was introduced as the first colorless moissanite created gemstone in September of 2015. Forever One is the epitome of lab-created moissanite, and it’s helping change the way the industry thinks about environmental responsibility, and the way buyers think about fine jewelry. The beauty and premium quality of the Forever One gems, paired with Charles & Colvard ethical principals, makes Forever One Moissanite a superior, sustainable and conflict-free gemstone. Moissanite is a 9.25 on the Moh’s scale, making it a very durable stone, suitable for everyday wear. Moissanite is Second to Diamond in Terms of Hardness.
We work exclusively with Forever One Moissanite by Charles & Colvard. Forever One is the culmination of two centuries of research and two decades of continuous innovation and is now available in two color grades: colorless (D-E-F) and near-colorless (G-H-I)*. The difference between the two is barely discernable with the naked eye, but we at Bashert Jewelry work exclusively with the (D-E-F) Flawless Forever One. Charles & Colvard grading scale guarantees their colorless (D-E-F) gemstones are just that, colorless. Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite comes in all of the same cuts, settings, and configurations in which diamonds can be featured. With Forever One by Charles & Colvard, your moissanite will sparkle even more. A special two-step process for these best of the best precious gems ensures that your stone is ten times whiter than standard moissanite, increasing the beauty and sparkle even further. Moissanite, unlike synthetic gems, is an actual precious stone. When it comes to the best diamond substitute, moissanite is the answer. A lab-grown precious gem, it provides the beauty and sparkle you want out of all your fine jewelry without the price tag of a natural diamonds.