Moissanite has a refractive index of 2.65, while diamond has a refractive index of 2.417.
As a result, moissanite shines brighter than diamond.
Moissanite is also more lustrous than diamond.
Moissanite appears very similar to natural diamonds and is difficult to tell apart with the naked eye.
It also has the closest physical properties to natural diamonds.
Natural moissanite dates back to the late 1800s, and the term moissanite comes from Dr. Henri Moissan, who discovered the mineral in a meteor crater in Arizona in 1904.
The majority of moissanite on the market is synthetic.
Natural moissanite is extremely rare and only found in the crater, and it is mostly dark green and black in color.