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Moissanite

mois·​san·​ite | ˈmȯisᵊnˌīt

noun

A silicon carbide SiC found in the Diablo Canyon meteoric iron

Moissanite was originally used in the jewelry industry in 1998. Since then, it has become an affordable alternative to a diamond. Moissanites are visually similar to diamonds, but are 0.5 points softer, with respect to the Mohs hardness scale.

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