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Is Moissanite a real Diamond?

Nowadays many lovers are choosing a moissanite to be used in their engagement and wedding rings over a traditional diamond. With its rise in popularity and their striking resemblance one question arises. Is moissanite a real diamond?   The short answer is no. Moissanite looks very similar to a diamond, but it is not a real diamond and also no diamond simulant! Moissanite is its own unique gemstone with own characteristics and a brilliance comparable to that of a diamond. Let's take a closer look. What is Moissanite made of? While diamond is carbon based, moissanite is made up of silicon carbide. Moissanite was first discovered in a meteorite by Dr. Henri Moissan in 1893 and is extremely rare to occur naturally. Most of the moissanite you find on the...

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What is a 6.5 mm Moissanite in Carats?

  Browsing for Moissanite engagement rings and other moissanite jewelry you'll most likely find the size of the moissanite given in millimeter (mm) unlike diamonds which are sized in carat (ct). Why is that? This is because moissanite have a lower density than diamonds and thus weigh less whilst having the same volume.   So how much carats is a 6.5 mm Moissanite exactly? Moissanite weighs approximately 15%-18% less than diamonds. Talking about a 6.5 mm moissanite most people mean a round cut moissanite. This cut and size is also the most common one you will find in many jewelry shops and also on our website. A 6.5mm round cut moissanite has 0.88 carats and equals a 1 carat diamond in size.Because moissanite is a highly sought after diamond alternative...

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What is Moissanite?

Moissanite is a gemstone born from the stars. It was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, who later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He discovered microscopic particles of the gem that would eventually bear his name in Arizona, in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth. He initially thought that he had discovered diamonds, but later determined that the crystals were composed of silicon carbide. Natural moissanite is incredibly rare, so moissanite available today is laboratory-created. After many years of trial and error, the particles Moissan discovered were successfully synthesized to produce what is now one of the world’s most scintillating gemstones. Moissanite is engineered to give the illusion of similarity...

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