Thursday, 18 August 2011

Moissanite vs. Diamonds

When one looks to the naked eye, diamonds and moissanite can be difficult to distinguish. Moissanite was invented to compete with the diamond, whose reputation took a severe blow by the number of victims of the buying process on the environment and human rights violations that often occur in the mining industry. When it comes to quality, however, some complain that the most brilliant moissanite created a striking "disco ball" effect, and when viewed in sunlight, it acquires an attractive green color cast or gray .

The diamond remains the most on Earth. This rate of 10 on the scale Mohrs, the industry standard for measuring the strength of the gem. Moissanite is the second at 9.25.

Fire refers to the ability of a gem to disperse white light into spectral colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet). Exclusive manufacturer Charles & Colvard moissanite (see Resouces) said that stone fire a dispersion of 0.104, which is almost 2.4 times higher than diamond.

Brightness refers to how a white stone reflects the light, Charles & Colvard moissanite in a refractive index of 2.65 to 2.69 and 2.42 of the diamond.

A belt is the border around the crown of a cut stone. Gridles not usually polishing a diamond, but they are always polite in a moissanite.

According to Diamond Nexus Labs, it is not possible to create a pure white moissanite, which may seem a little green or gray. Although very rare, pure white diamonds do not exist. Many diamonds used clear that people can have a yellowish tone.

Diamond Nexus Labs moissanite estimated cost of $ 525 per carat. for, how a diamond depends on its cut, color, clarity and the number of carats. The most expensive ever sold was purchased in Hong Kong in 2007 by Moussaieff Jewellers in London. Paid 7.98 million dollars for a diamond 6.04. Cost per carat? $ 1.32 million (see Resources).

The hardness
Moissanite jewelry and diamonds are two very difficult. That can last for generations and are durable for everyday use.

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