Ten Questions And Answers About The Moissanite Diamond

What is a moissanite?

Moissanite is moissanite, chemically known as synthetic moissanite, and its excellent properties of high hardness, high refractive index and high dispersion make it an alternative to a new generation of diamonds. Most moissanite diamonds on the market are synthetic, so similar in appearance to natural diamonds that it is difficult to distinguish with the naked eye, and moissanite is also a gemstone with the closest physical characteristics to natural diamonds.

Which is better Moissanite or diamond?

Moissanite has similar physical properties to diamonds, is difficult to distinguish with the naked eye, and wears more effectively than diamonds (stronger in color, clarity, and fire), and is one-tenth the price of diamonds. As for which is better when buying, you have to look at your wallet to decide.

How to tell the difference between a diamond and a moissanite.

  1. Specific gravity: Moissanite diamonds are lighter than diamonds, i.e. their specific gravity is different, the specific gravity of diamonds is 3.52, while the specific gravity of moissanite diamonds is only 3.22. For unmounted materials, the two are easily distinguished with methyl iodine specific gravity solution (specific gravity 3.32).
  2. Hardness: Moissanite is less harder than diamond, so a scratch test on the surface of a Moissanite diamond with a diamond hardness tester will leave scratches, while a ticking meter will not leave scratches on the diamond surface.
  3. Conductivity: GIA reports that 80 percent of Moissanite diamonds are electrical conductors (only blue, blue-gray type IIb diamonds are electrically conductive among natural diamonds). Common white/light yellow diamonds are non-conductive, so diamonds can be distinguished from moissanite with a conductivity meter or moissanyl.
  4. Refractive index: The refractive index of moissanite diamonds is different from diamonds, and moissanite is 2.4 times stronger than diamonds; moissanite diamonds have the obvious characteristics of birefringence and faceted edge ghosting.
  5. Polish: Moissan’s waist polish runs parallel to each other, which is completely different from diamond. And because of the difference in different directions, the polishing direction is constantly adjusted during diamond polishing, while moissanite can be polished in the same direction. This is especially evident between adjacent facets.
  6. Cut: Most cut Moissanite diamonds have rounded and blunt edges, which is completely different from diamonds with sharp ribs.
  7. Inclusions: Inclusions in diamonds are different from inclusions in Moissanite. Most of the inclusions in the Moissanite diamond are arranged in needle-like parallel. Some Moissan’s drills have thin, parallel lines of reflection.

What exactly is the price of a moissan?

There are domestic and imported differences, and they will be divided according to the grade (color, clarity, weight, cut), the price varies from a few hundred to several thousand per carat, and the best quality is the Belgian Magic Star Diamond (D-F color).

What are the color clarity requirements when buying a moissanite?

Eight hearts and eight arrows cut is the best. When purchasing, try to choose DEF color Moissan. Moissanite clarity is internationally certified VVS1-VVS12 (minimal blemishes). There are tiny needle-like impurities in the formation process of Moissanite, and only a very small number of Moissanite diamonds can pass the strict quality standards of CC in the United States and are divided into different grades.

Will the moissanite diamond wear for a long time and will not fade and not flash?

Moissanite diamonds do not fade or shine, and fading is other imitations (coated zirconia conscent). Moissanite is an artificially cultivated gemstone containing natural mineral components carbon and silicon, the physical properties are stable, this fire and clarity is constant, so moissanite will not fade and dull. However, moissanite and diamonds are lipophilic, when you find that the luster is not as good as before, you need to maintain it regularly, it is recommended to maintain and clean it once in 3-6 months, regular maintenance can make your jewelry surface free of stains and new.

How to clean and maintain moissanite diamonds?

  1. Avoid collision and friction. Moissanite is the second hardest gemstone in the world, after diamonds, and can easily scratch other gemstone jewelry if stored with other gemstones and rubbed against each other. Therefore, when storing or wearing Moissanite jewelry, be careful not to collide and rub with other gemstone jewelry.
  2. Do not expose to high temperatures. When the Moissanite diamond is exposed to strong sunlight or a high temperature environment, it will expand its internal structure molecules, crack cracks, affect its aesthetics and value, and more likely to rupture. Therefore, do not place the moissanite near a heat source.
  3. Keep away from acids and alkali chemicals. Acid-base chemicals can erode the surface of the moissan, reducing its aesthetics, and can also damage its internal structural molecules and loosen its texture. Therefore, some cosmetics, perfumes and other products containing acid-base chemicals should not be placed together with moissan. (4) Regular cleaning care. Moissanite has one characteristic that it is lipophilic, so it requires regular cleaning care. When cleaning, you can rinse with clean water and wipe with a soft wipe so that the oil on its surface can be removed.

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