Moissanite is not the latest installment of a healing crystal. It is a type of marble and has become more popular than colored diamonds today. Moissanite is a natural stone named after Henry Moissan who discovered this silicon carbide in 1893. It is famous for a brilliance that exceeds that of a diamond.
Moissanite is especially popular for larger jewelry items where its captures light in a brilliant blaze of rainbow fire. This flamboyant celebration of light and color is a striking difference from the white and colorless brilliance of the diamond.
I spent many years under the commonly accepted belief that diamonds are the perfect stone due. This may be due to their perfect 10-rating on the Mohs hardness scale. Moissanite sits just below diamond, with a Mohs rating of 9.25 making it impervious to scratching. Moissanite has risen in popularity over the years due to its capacity to be reproduced. In my opinion, most crystal users would agree that the crystal symmetry and the nature of a crystal are more of a metaphysical concept than a discussion of whether crystals were found in a mine or grown in a lab.
How is Moissanite Made?
Because moissanite is an especially rare stone and natural moissanite is less than scarce, only the most minuscule fraction of natural moissanite is used in the creation of jewelry. For this reason, moissanite can be synthesized in a laboratory to achieve a stone of the same quality. A lab-created moissanite stone can have a refractive index of 2.69 to the diamond’s 2.42 and a dispersion of 0.104 to the diamond’s 0.044.
Moissanite is made from a single large crystal that is grown in a laboratory using a thermal technique patented by Charles & Colvard. Because of its origin in a laboratory, it cannot be certified by the same GIA grading system as natural stones.
Where is Moissanite Found?
Arizona is the world’s primary source of natural moissanite. These naturally occurring moissanite are far more valuable than those found in the smallest sizes and would not be suitable for jewelry. Therefore, most if not all of the moissanite you will see used in jewelry these days is made from laboratory-grown crystals.
The first moissanite stone was found in Arizona in the Meteor Crater and this has aroused some suspicion of the true origins of this intriguing stone. Could the true origins of Moissanite be extra-terrestrial? The implications of the mysterious stone puzzle some of the greatest minds.
What are Moissanite Color energies?
Most diamonds are rated on the 4Cs — Clarity, Cut, Carat, Color— but moissanite is only rated with 2Cs, color, and carat. It is not easy to compare moissanite to a diamond for a variety of reasons. But moissanite is available in a stunning array of colors. Even in their colorless forms, moissanite emits a green to yellow shade in different lights. Visit Moissaniteco.com to purchase these stunning stones.
Colorless — moissanite with no color is very similar to the GIA graded K-color diamond.
Green — a similar dull green to Morganite, green moissanite can be found in pale to faded green hues.
Yellow — if you like the beauty of yellow topaz, yellow moissanite has an even greater brilliance inside.
Blue — with deep and flowing tones like aquamarine to tanzanite, blue moissanite has unparalleled beauty.
Black — similar to the black onyx, black moissanite has protective properties.