Dr. Fredinand Frederick Moissan
28 September 1852 – 20 February 1907
Natural moissanite was discovered in 1893 by prominent French scientist Dr Henri Moissan, who later became a Nobel Prize winner. Dr Moissan began studying geological fragments of a meteorite taken from a meteor crater (Canyon Diablo) located in Arizona. In these fragments, he discovered minute quantities of shimmering material. After extensive research, Dr Moissan concluded that this material was a new mineral, silicon carbide. In 1905, well-known Tiffany & Co. gem expert and mineralogist, George Kunz suggested the jewel be named moissanite in Dr Moissan’s honour.
What is Evermore 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 jewellery prohibits their use. For years, scientists tried to re-create this extraordinarily brilliant material. Only recently, through the power of advanced technology, has a way been developed to produce in a laboratory colourless (D-F) Evermore Moissanite is truly a unique and beautiful blend of art and science.
Is Evermore Moissanite natural or man-made?
Moissanite does occur in nature however, the crystals are tiny and rare. In fact, they are so scarce that enough gem-quality natural moissanite doesn’t exist to create a pair of solitaire earrings. Today, beautiful lab-created Evermore Moissanite jewels are available through the proprietary and patented thermal growth process. The growth process is very involved, technology intense and expensive all factors which prevent mass production of Moissanite.
Is Evermore Moissanite a brand of diamond, synthetic or simulated diamond?
No. Evermore Moissanite is not a substitute for diamond scientifically, chemically or emotionally. Evermore Moissanite is a unique and colourless jewel (chemical composition: SiC) that stands on its own and has superb fire and brilliance as compared to any other jewel and offers the value, quality and fashion that women demand.
How does Evermore Moissanite compare to diamond?
Evermore Moissanite may initially look like diamond however, they are unique jewels with different physical, optical and chemical properties than diamond. While diamond’s chemical composition is carbon (C) and has a long association with love and romance; Evermore Moissanite is the mineralogical name for silicon carbide (SiC) and symbolizes the perfect indulgence or self-purchase reward for a woman celebrating important personal or professional milestones or achievements. Evermore Moissanite has superior fire and brilliance as compared to other gemstones and jewels, including diamond. With nearly 2.4 times the fire of diamond, compare for yourself.
How is Evermore Moissanite different from a Cubic Zirconia?
Evermore Moissanite and cubic zirconium (or CZ) are very different from each other. While they both are near-colorless, their similarities are limited to color. Evermore Moissanite has unique chemical, optical and physical properties which easily identifies and separates it from CZ. Cubic zirconium is widely synthesized by a number of companies, for use as an inexpensive diamond look-alike or simulant. By comparison, Evermore Moissanite is not a diamond simulant, but rather a unique jewel, unlike any other. In contrast, naturally occurring quantities of moissanite are so minute and scarce that they are not suitable for use in jewelry. Evermore Moissanite have mastered the art of advanced technology. These rare jewel-quality crystals are produced in limited quantities and are carefully hand-faceted into Evermore Moissanite jewels once each crystal meets stringent quality controls.
Who purchases Evermore Moissanite?
Quite simply, jewellery set with Evermore Moissanite is worn by both men and women all over the world.
However, women especially are attracted to the big, bold look of Evermore Moissanite jewellery with its unrivalled fire and brilliance.
How do I care for my new Evermore Moissanite?
Evermore Moissanite is extremely hard, durable and
resistant to abrasion and chipping, it, like all other gemstones and jewels is not indestructible. Care for your Evermore Moissanite jewellery just as you would other fine jewellery, taking care not to wear rings and bracelets when doing rough work or sports. Evermore Moissanite jewellery can be safely cleaned the same way you would clean other fine jewellery using a jewellery ultrasonic cleaner or commercial
(non-acid based) jewellery cleaner.