This is a lovely clean pair of moissanite cushion cut gems, cut in a modified brilliant design to maximise scintillation.
Moissanite is a gemstone born from the stars. It was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, who later won the Nobel Prize in chemistry. He discovered microscopic particles of the gem that would eventually bear his name in Arizona, in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth. He initially thought that he had discovered diamonds, but later determined that the crystals were composed of silicon carbide.
Natural moissanite is incredibly rare, so all faceted moissanite available today is 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.
These pieces have lovely brilliance and sparkle with a lovely display of colour.
This gemstone is ideal for setting in jewellery or adding to a gem collection.
Quantity - 2 Carat Weight - 2.95 Gem Type - Moissanite , Lab Created Clarity - VVS Eye Clean Size / mm. (L/W/D) - 7mm/7mm/5mm X2 Origin - USA Treatment - Unheated / Untreated