Moissanite, also called silicon carbide or carbon silicide, is a synthetic lab-created gemstone. Moissanite is similar to a diamond in hardness and appearance. It is often used as a diamond substitute in jewellery, at a substantially lower cost than diamonds.
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Who Manufactures Moissanite?
U.S. patents for the sole manufacture of moissanite have been granted to C3, Inc., which does business under the name of Charles & Colvard. Charles & Colvard sells moissanite stones to jewellery wholesalers and retailers throughout the United States.
Where to Buy Moissanite Jewelry
Moissanite is set into all kinds of jewellery including rings, bracelets, necklaces and earrings. Moissanite is increasingly used in engagement and wedding rings. Moissanite jewellery can be purchased at jewellery retail stores, department stores with jewellery departments, online retailers and home shopping channels.
Where to Buy Moissanite Loose Stones
Consumers can purchase loose moissanite stones from many online retailers and from some independent retailers. The price for loose moissanite stones is approximately one-tenth the price of loose diamonds. Most major retailers and department stores do not carry loose moissanite stones.
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