Moissanite Vs Diamond
There is a lot of fuss & curiosity going on about Moissanite in Jewellery industry. Everyone wants to know the similarities & differences between Diamond & Moissanite. It’s not a synthetic Diamond. It is a substitute or look alike of diamond. Moissanite is Silicon Carbide whereas Diamond is made up of pure Carbon so, their physical & optical properties are also not same but almost similar. Moissanite has very close resemblance to Diamond in terms of its Physical appearance. The entire Moissanite that we see in market is man made but, Scientists also have found small traces of Natural Moissanite that perhaps have come from meteorites. The market price of Moissanite is around one tenth the price of medium quality Diamond of same size. Lot of people are choosing Moissanite over Diamond due to its relatively lower price but almost same appearance & durability. Even Hollywood divas have been seen flaunting big size Moissanite Jewellery. Shubh Gems deals in Moissanite stones of all shapes & sizes. Buy Moissanite stones & Jewellery at shubhgems.in. The hardness of diamond is 10, whereas that of Moissanite is 9.25 on Moh’s scale of hardness. The Specific Gravity of diamond is 3.52 & that of Moissanite is 3.22. it means that it is slightly lighter than diamond. It’s has higher dispersive power than diamond that leads to more fire in Moissanite. Diamond is singly refractive but Moissanite is doubly refractive, as a result of which doubling effect is observed in Moissanite. With practice & experience, one can easily differentiate between Diamond and Moissanite. You can also consult a professional Gemologist. GJI Gem testing lab is fully equipped for this. You can visit GJI at http://www.gjionline for more information.
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