Moissanite

COLOR : Blue

 

GEMSTONE OF MONTH : December

 

ZODIAC SIGN : Gemini


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About Moissanite

   

  • Moissanite  originally referred to a rare mineral discovered by Henri Moissan,  a man who later became a Nobel Prize winner
  • Moissanite is a trade name given to silicon carbide which is used in the production of synthetic gemstones.
  • Moissanite is a high quality synthetic gemstone which imitates the appearance of diamonds and is made in a lab.
  • Moissanite is composed of silicon and carbon, through a combination of pressure and heat.
  • Moissanite is a trade name given to silicon carbide for use in the gem business.

 

    

Properties
   

  • Moissanite is a near colorless gemstone.
  • Moissanite’s significance was the potential for an absolutely glimmering brilliance, fire, luster, and incredible hardness. Unfortunately, the supply of natural moissanite wasn’t large enough even to create a pair of earrings.

 

   

Healing Properties
  

  • Moissanite has the ability for shimmering brilliance, fire, luster, and incredible hardness. It has many uses especially as an abrasive, semi-conductor and as Diamond stimulants.

   

Uses
   

  • Moissanite gemstones are used in various types of jewelry including a variety of rings such as wedding rings, engagement rings, earrings, forever rings, necklace, pendant, bracelet all set in silver sterling and gold.


 

   

Sources
  • Moissanite was found as inclusion in kimberlite from a diamond mine in Yakutia in 1959, and in the Green River Formation in Wyoming in 1858.

   

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