The most gorgeous, flawless round brilliant cut diamond half hoops we could imagine. This premium quality moissanite has the telltale fire as well as facet doubling from the side view.
Moissanite is a lab grown diamond made of silicon carbide, and has a similar appearance to a diamond but is not an earth mined diamond. It is very difficult to tell apart a diamond & moissanite, making moissanite a common diamond alternative. It will also test positive for diamonds. It's the second most common gemstone for engagement rings after diamonds.
Moissanite was originally discovered in a meteor crater in 1893 by scientist Henri Moissan. He mistakenly believed the crystals he found were diamonds. Naturally-occurring moissanite is extremely rare. Because of this, most of the moissanite on the market is lab-grown. It can take 2-3 months to create a single moissanite stone in a lab.
Most people cannot tell the difference between moissanite and diamonds. The GIA has even stated that moissanite is “much closer to diamond in overall appearance and heft than any previous diamond creation.”
One way to tell apart moissanite from diamond is to examine the stone’s brilliance and fire. Moissanite has more fire and brilliance than diamond – it isn’t as noticeable in smaller stones, but in stones over 5mm, it’s much more noticeable. Moissanite is known for its stunning sparkle effect.