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  • Moissanite stud earrings 
  • 925 solid sterling silver 
  • Round cut
  • Brilliant shine 
  • 4C standard, measure of quality and clarity 
  • VVS1 D color 
  • Passes Diamond test 
  • GRA certification 
  • .5CT
  • .08 MM-10.6MM-17.8MM
  • Screw back
  • Moissanite (/ˈmɔɪsəˌnt/)[5] is naturally occurring silicon carbide and its various crystalline polymorphs. It has the chemical formula SiC and is a rare mineral, discovered by the French chemist Henri Moissan in 1893. Silicon carbide is useful for commercial and industrial applications due to its hardness, optical properties and thermal conductivity.
  • 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.
  • In its natural form moissanite remains very rare. Until the 1950s, no other source for moissanite other than as presolar grains in carbonaceous chondrite meteorites[9] had been encountered. Then, in 1958, moissanite was found in the upper mantle Green River Formation in Wyoming and, the following year, as inclusionsin the ultramafic rock kimberlite from a diamond mine in Yakutia in the Russian Far East.[10] Yet the existence of moissanite in nature was questioned as late as 1986 by the American geologist Charles Milton.[11]

    Discoveries show that it occurs naturally as inclusions in diamonds, xenoliths, and such other ultramafic rock such as lamproite.[12]

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