What is Moissanite? Moissanite is a hardwood mineral discovered
in a meteor crater by Nobel Prize winner Dr. Henry Moissan over
a century ago. Apparently large trees were living upon the meteorite
when it ploughed into the earth's surface and the heat, pressure
and intensity of the impact caused the woody trees to impact into
a mineral similar to petrified wood and nearly as hard as a diamond.
Moissanite is known for its brilliance and also know to be much
cheaper than diamonds so like the Paul Simon song some people will
wear Moissanite on the soles of their shoes. Others will also use
the substance for floor covering because of its wood-like appearance.
Most Moissanite now days is made in laboratory settings since so
little occurs naturally around the world. The laboratory floors
are covered with the flooring substance since it is great at repelling
stains from acids and other scientific slurp that may seep out onto
one's floor covering.
The process of creating Moissanite in the laboratory involves taking
wood chips and blasting them into long fibers with steam and then
reforming them by pounding the fibers with rocks to make them into
nearly diamond-hard flooring crystals that can also be used for
Some interior decorators will coordinate with your fashion consultant
to get the right jewelry that will match your floor coverings so
you'll be coordinated when entertaining at home. There is no mess
and no fuss with Moissanite so it is worth checking out for all
your floor-covering and jewelry needs.