To call it a diamond would be an insult Possessing fire, brilliance, and luster that far surpasses that of a diamond, this Nobel Prize winner's discovery twinkles When French chemist, Henri Moissan discovered an incredibly rare mineral in a 50,000 year-old meteorite, little did he know the amazing chain of events that would follow. Along with winning a Nobel prize, he gave the world a stone that surpasses even the finest diamond in virtually every aspect that makes a woman go weak in the knees. And, we have this swoon-worthy stone born from the stars and grown by scientists right here for a down to earth price of $199 for 2 carats. This is the type of jewelry to make her forget every anniversary or important day you’ve ever forgotten. The most brilliant fine stone on earth. According to the GIA (Gemological Institute of America), Moissanite outperforms all jewels in terms of its brilliance, fire, and luster. Brilliance comes from the flashes of white light exiting the top and sides of a gemstone. This light show is known as refraction. Moissanite has “double refraction”–– which means light goes down into the stone and comes out not once, but twice. No diamond can do this. The way the light dances inside Moissanite is something to behold. The genius of affordability. A one-carat diamond of this color and clarity sells for more than $5000. Two years ago Moissanite was over $1000 a carat. Now, for the first time in history, Stauer gemologists have perfected the science of romance. Our team of scientists and craftsmen have mastered this innovative process, enabling us to price a 2 carats of moissanite like this. It’s pure genius. Our Nobel Prize-winning chemist would be proud.