Moissanite is inspired by ancient stardust. Fifty thousand years ago, a meteorite flashed across the sky and landed in Arizona, creating Meteor Crater, a vast hole in the earth’s surface 570 feet deep and nearly a mile across, along with scattering meteorite fragments across the desert. Some landed a few miles away in nearby Canyon Diablo where in 1893, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Dr. Henri Moissan discovered tiny sparkling crystals of silicon carbide. This new gemstone was later named Moissanite in his honor by Tiffany & Co. gem expert and mineralogist George Kunz. Naturally-occurring Moissanite is incredibly rare. Just a handful of crystals have been discovered, always in extreme environments like meteorites, upper mantle rock, or even as tiny inclusions inside diamonds.
A century later, the first large gem quality crystals were successfully grown in a high-tech North Carolina lab. In 1998 the brilliance and fire of Moissanite was introduced the world.
Haz UK Limited are Charles & Colvard’s UK and European distributor of Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® . Offering the loose stones and a range of finished Jewellery in 9ct, 14ct and 18ct Gold, Platinum and Palladium.
Charles & Colvard Created Moissanite® comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and Limited Lifetime Warranty that it will maintain its brilliance and fire, without ever fading or changing colour. Its beauty will last forever.