About Moissanite Stones
WHAT IS MOISSANITE?
Moissanite is a unique near-colorless jewel made from silicon carbide (SiC) that outshines all others with its unsurpassed fire and brilliance. Moissanite, also known as silicon carbide (SiC), is a naturally occurring mineral found in limited quantities or as small particles in the earth. Moissanite is not a imitation diamond or diamond substitute like cubic zirconia; it is its own gemstone. The rarity of large natural moissanite crystals prohibits their use in jewelry making. Therefore, moissanite stones must be recreated and grown in a lab setting that has taken years for scientists to develop.
WHERE DID THE NAME MOISSANITE COME FROM?
Discovered in 1893 by French Nobel Prize-winner, Dr. Henri Moissan, the jewel was later named in his honor.
HOW IS CREATED MOISSANITE MADE?
Single-crystal moissanite is manufactured through a patented thermal growing process, the specifics of which are proprietary. The process is very difficult and expensive, thus preventing mass production. My Faux Diamond offers their very own line of moissanite stones.
HOW DO YOU ENSURE THE PRODUCT AND QUALITY IN THE PRODUCTION OF CREATED MOISSANITE?
Every moissanite gemstone is produced within exacting specifications and high quality control standards. Moissanite created gemstones are released for sale only after having met stringent quality control standards.
WHAT MAKES MOISSANITE SO BRILLIANT?
The Refractive Index (RI) of a gemstone is the most important optical property affecting its potential brilliance (sparkle). With an RI of 2.65 – 2.69, moissanite displays more brilliance than diamond which has a RI of 2.42 or any other popular gemstone, such as ruby (RI 1.77) and sapphire (RI 1.77)
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