Frequently asked questions about Moissanite

Commonly asked questions regarding Moissanite

» What is Moissanite?

Moissanite, also known by its chemical name, silicon carbide (SiC), is a naturally occurring mineral found in very limited quantities or as minute particles in the earth. The rarity of natural moissanite crystals large enough for jewelry prohibits their use.For years, scientists tried to re-create this extraordinarily brilliant material. Only recently, through the power of advanced technology, Charles & Colvard developed a way to produce in a laboratory Moissanite is truly a unique and beautiful blend of art and science.

» How did Moissanite get it's name?

» Is Moissanite natural or man-made?

» Who purchases Moissanite?

» How do I care for my new Moissanite?

» Is Moissanite a brand of diamond, synthetic or simulated diamond?

How Moissanite compares to other marketed jewels

» How does Moissanite compare to diamond?

» How is Moissanite different from a CZ?

Moissanite durability and quality

» Is there quality assurance during Moissanite production?

» Is Moissanite durable?

» Can Moissanite jewelry withstand repairs and sizing?

» Can Moissanite jewels be re-set into new jewelry?

Unique properties of moissanite

» Does Moissanite have more dispersion (fire) than a natural diamond?

» Why does Moissanite have so much sparkle?

» What shapes does Moissanite come in?

» Moissanites take your breath away.

» How do I care for my Moissanite jewelry?