Diamond Synthetics & Imitations Section Table of Contents

Identify Moissanite | Moissanite Diamond Imitation | Moissanite Pictures

Nobel prize winner Henri Moissan discovered natural silicon carbide inside a Canyon Diablo meteorite. The substance was then named moissanite. After much research and development, synthetic moissanite (synthetic silicon carbide) was able to be grown into large crystals for jewelry applications. Before that, silicon carbide was used for decades as an industrial abrasive (and still is). Continue reading