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One Mom's Moxie: What is Moissanite?

Saturday, June 15, 2013

What is Moissanite?

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What is moissanite? Moissanite is made up of an extremely rare mineral, SiC (a compound of silicon and carbon) grains, found in meteorite fragments on the Earth's surface, materializing as mantle rocks. This is a gem that has physical and chemical properties different than those of diamonds. However, in terms of beauty and durability, value, brilliance and sparkle, this affordable colorless natural substance offers fine gemstone-quality crystals, like a diamond, with a similar hardness, so that it can be worn without scratching or breaking. Moissanite can only be carved to perfection by a master gem cutter for creating hand-crafted beautiful jewelry with precisely defined angles and proportions. It has an ultra-glamorous crystalline structure that makes it worth having or giving to show someone else affection or friendship. 
According to geologists, moissanite is suitable material that can be used to make pure, fine-quality jewelry. In addition, the light-weight rock substance offers a unique set of physical and optical properties that contributes to its minimal impact on light refraction. Rather than investing in a diamond, moissanite is an excellent alternative for consumers to buy as it also offers beauty at a lesser cost for a gemstone lover in search of crystal-light characteristics. Jewelry buyers are sure to receive exceptional quality and craftsmanship from the Charles & Colvard moissanite jeweler who can provide outstanding designs that meet customer expectations. With every created gemstone, in fact, its customers can be confident that they will get a hold of a brilliant precious stone able to meet their expectations and fit their budget.