Moissanite

Moissanite

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    In recent years, moissanite has become very popular as an alternative to diamond; moissanite resembles diamond, but costs much less. Composed of silica and carbon (C), man has reproduced moissanite in the laboratory. Why reproduce? The stone was first discovered in 1893 in the Canyon Diablo meteorite, which fell some 50,000 years ago in Arizona, USA, and is the origin of the Meteor Crater.
    On average, moissanite has more brilliance than diamond, thanks to its refractive index of 2.65 to 2.69, compared with 2.417 to 2.419 for diamond. This means that moissanite reflects more light than diamond, provided you compare two stones that are similar in color, cut and size.
    This brilliant stone has a hardness of 9.25 on the Mohs scale. It's second only to diamond in terms of hardness, which means you can be sure that your jewel will last.
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