April showers bring May flowers, but this month also brings another natural beauty we’d be remiss to dismiss. It’s time to celebrate April's birthstone, the diamond, the most desired birthstone of them all.
It’s a big, blingy rock in an engagement ring. But is it a diamond? Or possibly moissanite, a gem that bears an uncanny resemblance to diamonds?
Moissanite is a naturally occurring silicon carbide whose microscopic particles were discovered by French chemist Henri Moissan at the Canyon Diablo meteorite strike site in Arizona just over a century ago.