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What is Moissanite?

A jewel born from the stars………….and perfected on earth

Moissanite is a new category of gemstones with fire, brilliance and lustre more than any other gemstones in the world including diamonds!

Discovered from meteorites each Moissanite gemstone is hand cut to attain perfection. Essentially composed of carbon and silica it has an incredible hardness of 9.25 just next to diamonds. This would never let it scratch or become cloudy with wear or dull with time. Moissanites are guaranteed to never lose their optical properties.

In fact, they are such close match to diamonds that only a laboratory can tell the difference from diamonds – NO ONE ELSE!

What more could you ask for? – How about the fact that Fiona Moissanite Solitaires cost about 1/10th the cost of a diamond!

Moissanite gemstones truly are Forever Brilliant.

Moissanite History

Fifty thousand years ago, long after the dinosaurs had vanished, a meteorite crashed into the Arizona desert creating what is now known as "Meteor Crater." Fragments of this meteorite were scattered across the desert. Hidden in these fragments was a brilliant secret waiting to be discovered. In 1893, Nobel-Prize winning scientist Henri Moissan began studying fragments of this meteorite in nearby Diablo Canyon. In these fragments Dr. Moissan discovered minute quantities of a shimmering new mineral, with fire and brilliance never before seen on earth. After extensive research, Dr. Moissan concluded that this mineral was made of silicon carbide.

In 1905, this mineral was named Moissanite, in his honor. Despite this amazing discovery, since naturally occurring quantities of moissanite are so small, it would be another century before this stunning mineral would emerge as the brilliant jewel it is today.

In the summer of 1995, a master diamond cutter observed samples of Moissanite and suggested that properly cut crystals would make a brilliant new jewel. Within days, scientists from CREE and Charles & Colvard began a three-year research project to bring the fire and brilliance of Moissanite jewels to consumers.

Sanguine Industries was then appointed as an authorized distributor to market these precious jewels in India. Co-founded in the year 2003 by two brothers Mr. Saurabh Agrawal & Mr. Parag Agrawal Fiona became the first registered brand for Moissanite jewellery in India.