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Moissanite Gemstone Information
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Dr. Henri Moissan, a Nobel Prize winning chemist, discovered minute quantities of natural silicon carbide while analyzing part of the Diablo Canyon meteorite in 1893. The mineral name became Moissanite in 1905 in honor of Dr. Moissan. A process was developed in the late 1980's to grow large single crystals of Moissanite in the laboratory.

Refractive Index 2.65-2.69
Hardness = 9.25 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity = 3.21
Species - Silicon carbide


Ultrasonic: Usually safe
Steamer: Usually safe
Heat: Color change, but will revert to original color after cooling.
May cause damage under extreme temperatures.
Chemicals that harm: none


moissanite image.
created by
Charles & Colvard

Images of moissanite are for reference only. Digital images do not display diamonds or moissanite very well.
 January  Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearl/Alexandrite
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Opal/Tourmaline
November Topaz or Citrine
December Blue Topaz or Zircon
Charles & Colvard Moissanite Jewels
All Moissanite Jewels will come with a certificate of authenticity
and lifetime warranty from Charles and Colvard.
Common Cut Examples.

Antique moissanite image.
Round cut moissanite image.
Round cut.
Trillion Cut moissanite image.
Trillion Cut.

Emerald radiant cut moissanite image.
Emerald radiant cut.

Heart Shape moissanite image.
Heart Shape.

Marquise cut moissanite image.
Marquise cut.
Oval shape moissanite image.
Oval shape.
Pear Shape moissanite image.
Pear Shape.

Triangle Cut moissanite image.
Triangle Cut.
Princess cut moissanite image.
Princess cut.


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