to Moissanite - What is Moissanite and what are its uses?
is a trade name name given to silicon carbide which is used
in the production of synthetic gemstones. Moissanite gemstones
are used in all different types of jewelry including a variety
of rings such as wedding rings, engagement rings, earrings,
eternity rings, necklace, pendant, bracelet all set in silver
sterling and gold. But the cost of Moissanite jewelry is
just a fraction of the cost of jewelry containing real diamonds.
Moisanite, Mossanite and Moisannite are all common mis-spellings.
The high price of gem-grade diamonds has created a large
demand for affordable imitation diamonds which have similar
characteristics, such as Moissanite and its predecessor
Cubic Zirconia (or CV).
Even some jewelers have experienced difficulty telling
the difference between a Moissanite and a diamond with the
Moissanite as jewelry
Moissanite was first introduced in in the summer of 1998
some jewelers misidentified Moissanite as diamond. These
early errors occurred when thermal testers were used as
an aid to identification because the thermal conductivity
of Moissanite is very close to that of diamond. Once the
properties of Moissanite were fully known and understood
it became is easy to distinguish from diamond - Moissanite
is as it is doubly refractive and has a slight yellowish
/ greenish tint to the stones which becomes more noticeable
with increasing gem sizes. So what are the other differences
between stones created with Moissanite as opposed to diamonds?
What are the Pro's and Cons of Moissanite?
of Diamonds compared to Moissanite
the quality of diamonds compared to Moissanite. The Cut,
Clarity, Color and Carat Weight all have a significant impact
on the cost of diamonds because these factors are all used
to value the price of a diamond. The Cut, Color, and Clarity
are used to measure the quality of the diamond and the Carat
is used to measure the weight of a diamond. The elements
of the 4C's have been used to compare Moissanite with diamonds
and the comparisons are detailed below.