Wow. These are wonderful stud earrings prices each or as pairs. Each is set in silver for white or 24k gold over silver for gold tone. Stones are stunning moissanite and are half carat stones 5m in diameter. Colour is D (no visible colour) and clarity is FL. Backs are included. GRA Certified.
What is Moissanite? Where did it come from? Fifty thousand years ago 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, well-known Tiffany & Co. gem expert and mineralogist, George Kunz, suggested the new jewel be named moissanite in Dr. Moissan's 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. This is a 9.5 out of 10 on the mohl scale just under diamond at 10. Wonderful.