Moissanite : It is a natural stone born from a meteorite in Devil’s Canyon , Arizona.
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- 2 Characteristics of La Moissanite
- 1 Unique properties
- 3 Sizes and dimensions
- 4 Source
Doctor Henri Moissan
In the year 1893 the scientist Doctor Henri Moissan Nobel Prize in chemistry began to study the fragments of this meteorite, in these fragments, Doctor Moissan discovered quantities of a new shiny mineral with a remarkable dispersion (fire) and a splendor never seen before on earth. After extensive research, Dr. Moissan identified it by the name of silicon carbide . In 1905 , this mineral was called Moissanite in his honor. It was almost ninety years later when the Charles & Colvard Company developed this natural mineral for the manufacturing and distribution process for jewelry .
This material is more difficult than most gemstones, not bothered by the heat used in jewelry work (that is, if the teeth holding the stone need to work in the future, the stone can be left in your place for the work to be done). The stone is shiny, durable and wonderful to look at. The only distraction is the “sometimes” low-key rises. That is why we suggest that you ask a jeweler who has more than one stone for you to choose from.
Characteristics of La Moissanite
Perfection : Moissanite has a higher refractive index than diamond, it is extremely hard, limpid and resistant to heat without altering the chemical composition and color, it is a unique stone of incredible clarity, dispersion and brilliance. All jewels are appreciated for their beauty. There is no other gemstone with these qualities.
Beauty : it is determined by its color, brightness, sparkle and hardness.
Brightness : Brighter than a diamond. The shine is produced by the stone’s refractory index, which measures the amount of light that enters the gem . Moissanite has a significant refractory index (2.65 to 2.69) higher than that of diamond.
The flare : This is measured by the amount of light that is reflected off the surface of the stone, the Moissanite has a refractory index higher than that of the diamond and reflects much more light both on the surface and inside the stone.
The dispersion of fire : It is more than twice as high as that of the diamond. It is a scattering in which light enters the stone intensely and scatters in colors forming a visual color esprit.
The hardness : (In the Mohs table) The hardness of a stone is determined by its resistance, with a degree of hardness of 9.5 on the Mohs scale. Moissanite is placed according to hardness in the second position just after the diamond. Moissanite is extremely resistant to scratches, chemicals and temperature changes.
The rarity : it is determined by its natural state and by its availability.
Carving : Carefully and accurately, the Moissanite is carved with exact proportion and symmetry, designed to maximize and enhance shine, flare and dispersion.
Sizes and dimensions