Moissanite History

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A century of Brilliance: Moissanite's Legacy

Discover the captivating history of moissanite, from its 1893 discovery to IceMoissanite’s 2020 founding, showcasing a century of brilliance and innovation in the gemstone industry.

1893

Moissanite is Discovered

Moissanite is found in the Barringer Meteor Crater in Arizona by Henri Moissan.

1998

Moissanite is Grown in a lab

Technology advancements led to moissanite's first commercial availability.

2020

IceMoissanite is Founded

IceMoissanite emerges as a leading lab-grown gemstone provider, setting new gemstone standards.

2021

Colored Moissanite is Introduced

IceMoissanite introduces its new captivating colored moissanite gemstones, transforming the industry.

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A Cosmic Story

The Stardust Gem: The Story of Moissanite's Discovery

In 1893, the world of gemstones and minerals underwent a profound transformation when French scientist Henri Moissan chanced upon the extraordinary discovery of moissanite. This remarkable find took place within a meteorite crater nestled in the Arizona desert, an event that would ultimately bestow its name upon the mineral.

Moissanite’s origin story is genuinely celestial, primarily composed of silicon carbide, a compound tracing its cosmic lineage back to the stars themselves. Essentially, moissanite can be seen as a manifestation of stardust, born from the intense crucible of carbon-rich stellar cores.

Over a century later, in 1998, relentless technological progress enabled the laboratory cultivation of moissanite, making it commercially accessible for the first time. This pivotal moment marked the dawn of a new era for this exceptional gem, known for its unparalleled brilliance and durability. It provided consumers with a sustainable alternative to traditional diamonds.

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