What is Moissanite?

If you haven't heard of Moissanite (aka gem quality silicon carbide), its appearance is often mistook for a diamond. However it is no diamond simulant. It surpasses a diamond in both fire and brilliance. Its superior hardness make it ideal for heirloom quality jewelry as it is extremely resistant to scratching, chipping and breaking. Our Moissanites are cut and polished better than the majority of diamonds commonly sold in engagement rings. In addition, for the socially conscious, Moissanite is ethically sourced and environmentally friendly.

Moissanite was first discovered in minute quantities from particles carried to earth by a meteorite 50,000 years ago. It is now available as faceted gemstones in a large array of shapes and sizes.

Unlike other diamond alternatives that can cloud and dull with time, Moissanite is just as atomically stable as a diamond and so its impossible for it to change color or lose its optical properties with time. In fact, given that Moissanite is more heat resistant than diamond, it can be argued its even more atomically stable. What is Moissanite? The choice that you can rest assured your jewelry will sparkle for a lifetime and beyond.

Taking what we learned from the Moissanite findings in 1893, jewelry companies have been able to grow their own Moissanite in laboratory environments. The result is a rare, beautiful, and more ethically sourced alternative to diamonds.

The Moissanite used by our LÉVIUR jewelry designers is a direct relative to the space rocks found in 1893.

We complement our Moissanite stones with platinum-plated silver facets that are resistant to every form of wear you can possibly expose them to. The end product is one that won’t tarnish, dull, break, or natural wear within your lifetime, and all our products are excessively heat resistant.

We create the stone materials in our one-of-a-kind lab where we utilize cutting-edge formulas to ensure the end result is stunning and durable. 

Our gems have some of the highest hardness scales in the world. While pearls have a scale of 2.5, moonstone of 6.5, and emeralds of only 7.5; the Moissanite stone comes in at a whopping 9.25 on the scale. What this means for you is you will never have to worry about your gemstone getting scraped, scratched, or chipped.

We develop our gemstones for life, and our testament to their durability is one of the many unique things that makes LÉVIUR jewelry so worth owning! We also make sure these durable gems aren’t small in size.

A Cut Above the Rest

Gemstone comparison guide

Brilliance Refraction Index (RI)

MOISSANITE:
2.65-2.69
DIAMOND: 2.42
RUBY: 1.77
SAPPHIRE: 1.77
EMERALD: 1.58

Fire Dispersion

MOISSANITE:
0.104
DIAMOND: 0.044
RUBY: 0.018
SAPPHIRE: 0.018
EMERALD: 0.014

Hardness Mohs Scale

MOISSANITE:
9.25-9.50
DIAMOND: 10
RUBY: 9
SAPPHIRE: 9
EMERALD: 7.5

Toughness

MOISSANITE:
EXCELLENT
DIAMOND: GOOD TO EXCELLENT*
RUBY: EXCELLENT**
SAPPHIRE: EXCELLENT**
EMERALD: POOR TO GOOD