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Mirror on the Wall: Moissanite is the Rarest of Them All

Mirror on the Wall: Moissanite is the Rarest of Them All

Moissanite is the rarest gemstone in the world - more rare than Diamonds, Rubies, Emeralds, and all other minerals that are used for fine jewelry. You can find naturally occurring Moissanite in the surface of the earth but in extremely tiny quantities. Because it is so rare, it originally can't be used in jewelry for a lot of people to enjoy.   

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1. Why is Moissanite more rare than any other Gemstone?

The gem was originally discovered in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth in 1893 by a scientist named Henri Moissan. It was discovered that Moissanite is composed of Silicon Carbide (Diamond is composed of only Carbon). 

So why is it extremely rare? Because when Silicon and Carbon come together in the Earth's atmosphere, these two elements don't really have the opportunity to match up because of exposure to oxygen. In order to create Silicon Carbide, oxygen must not be present. This is why scientist believe that Moissanite was born from the stars because oxygen is not present in space and also as evidenced by its first discovery in a meteorite crater. 

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2. All Moissanite used in Jewelry are grown in a Chemical Laboratory 

Since it is virtually improbable to have naturally occurring Moissanite in the surface of the earth, scientists discovered a way to grow Moissanite in a chemical laboratory. This scientific breakthrough was a pivotal moment and led to us being able to enjoy this one-of-a-kind gemstone. Since all Moissanite used in jewelry are grown in a laboratory and not earth-mined, you can be sure that it is conflict free, ethically sourced, and environmental friendly. Not only is it rare, it is also pure and good. 

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