Lab Created Diamond Alternatives Man Made Diamond Moissanite White Synthetic Moissanite Wholesale Price from China Supplier
Moissanite is a gemstone born from the stars. It was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan, who later won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He discovered microscopic particles of the gem that would eventually bear his name in Arizona, in a crater created by a meteorite that fell to Earth. He initially thought that he had discovered diamonds, but later determined that the crystals were composed of silicon carbide. Natural moissanite is incredibly rare, so moissanite available today is laboratory-created. After many years of trial and error, the particles Moissan discovered were successfully synthesized to produce what is now one of the world’s most scintillating gemstones. Moissanite is engineered to give the illusion of similarity to diamonds, but is compositionally and visually quite different from a real diamond. The durability, brilliance, and color of the two gems are quite distinct.
Lab Moissanite is a new category of gemstones having fire, brilliance and luster more than any other gems. Lab Diamond has unrivaled fire and brilliance, even brighter and more sparkly than diamonds. Lab diamond rate high on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, with a 9.25 measurement. Simulated Diamond is extremely durable and resistant to scratching, abrasion and heat. All of our simulants diamond are flawless with warm white color . Round Simulants Diamond are the most popular because it is the most brilliant and fiery. Each piece stone is hearts and arrows cut which you can see by gems loupe. Moissanite stone-for those who want the beauty, brilliance and durability of an exquisite diamond at a surprisingly affordable price. We have a wide range of moissanites to choose from and can help you find the perfect solution your jewelry needs. What’s more, we have moissanite gemstones in a variety of shapes, so you can always find an option that suits your style and preferences. Are you looking for diamond quality of moissanite, please contact us !!!
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Equivalent Diamond Weight:
Carat is the traditional measuring unit of a diamond's weight (1 carat = 200 milligrams). A carat is divided into 100 "points," so the same diamond can be represented as weighing a carat and a half, 150 points or 1.50 carats. Moissanite stones are about 18 - 20% lighter than diamonds. Therefore, while a 6.5mm round diamond weighs 1.0 carat, a 6.5mm moissanite weighs 0.83 - 0.85 carat. However, the two stones would be the same actual size: 6.5mm in diameter. So equivalent diamond weight is not actual moissanite weight.
What is Moissanite? Where did it come from? Fifty thousand years ago a meteorite crashed into the Arizona desert creating what is now known as "Meteor Crater." Fragments of this meteorite were scattered across the desert. Hidden in these fragments was a brilliant secret waiting to be discovered. In 1893, Nobel-Prize winning scientist Henri Moissan began studying fragments of this meteorite in nearby Diablo Canyon. In these fragments, Dr. Moissan discovered minute quantities of a shimmering new mineral, with fire and brilliance never before seen on earth. After extensive research, Dr. Moissan concluded that this mineral was made of silicon carbide.
In 1905, well-known Tiffany & Co. gem expert and mineralogist, George Kunz, suggested the new jewel be named moissanite in Dr. Moissan's honor. Despite this amazing discovery, since naturally occurring quantities of moissanite are so small, it would be another century before this stunning mineral would emerge as the brilliant jewel it is today.
Moissanite is regarded as a diamond alternative, with some optical properties exceeding those of diamond. It is marketed as a lower price alternative to diamond that also claims less exploitative mining practices. As some of its properties are quite similar to diamond, moissanite can be used for scams. Testing equipment based on measuring thermal conductivity in particular may give deceiving results. On the Mohs scale of mineral hardness moissanite is rated as 9.5, with diamond being 10 (by definition). In the summer of 1995, a master diamond cutter observed samples of Moissanite and suggested that properly cut crystals would make a brilliant new jewel.
How are moissanites made?
Moissanite is one of the most popular lab-created gemstones today. But it is artificially created and not formed naturally, you’re probably wondering: how is moissanite made? Those moissanite gemstones have the same qualities than diamonds, developing them in a lab is a sophisticated and intriguing task. Almost a century since its discovery, scientists have been able to figure out how to make moissanite in a lab. We use the Lely Process for creating moissanite gemstones. The Lely method produces bulk silicon carbide crystals through the process of sublimation. Silicon carbide powder is loaded into a graphite crucible, which is purged with Argon gas and heated to approximately 2,500 °C (4,530 °F). The silicon carbide near the outer walls of the crucible sublimes and is deposited on a graphite rod near the center of the crucible, which is at a lower temperature. The basic process of how are moissanites made involves heat and pressure, just like in nature. Silicon carbide powder is heated enough to become a gas. Then, a carefully-monitored process follows, which ensures that the right chemical and environmental conditions are created, which allow the moissanites to grow over a few months. This means the gemstones are artificially grown in a lab and we are able to control the consistency of every moissanite we make.
As you probably know, the quality of diamonds and gemstones is graded using the 4Cs method, which includes clarity, carat, cut, and color. And because of how moissanites are made, these gemstones excel in most areas when compared to naturally-found diamonds. Because of moissanite’s high dispersion level, it’s one of the best gemstones in terms of cut, as it is not prone to fracture and can be cut down to the finest details. In terms of clarity, moissanites do have some inclusions, but it’s significantly different from other gems or diamonds. Since moissanites can be cut while retaining their fire, you can find large-sized moissanites at a fraction of what a similar diamond might cost. Finally, while most moissanites are clear, they can also come in naturally occurring gray, yellow, blue or green. We usually have clear white moissanite gemstones in stock, most of them are DEF color and VVS clarity , if you choose from G color, it's also avaiable.
When it comes to choosing a gemstone for engagement ring style, Moissanite and Diamond are usually the couple’s top two choices. Pricing psychology has a large impact in the evaluation because consumers often associate price with quality. The higher the price, the better the quality must be. Many couples view Moissanite using this assumption and assume because the price of Moissanite is lower, the quality must be subpar to Diamond. Fortunately, Moissanite’s lower price point is not reflective of its quality. The lower price point is simply a reflection of supply and demand in the engagement ring industry. While we are seeing a shift toward using other gemstones for engagement rings, over 90% of couples are still choosing Diamonds. This keeps Diamond prices high, and less popular gemstones like Moissanite, White Sapphire, and colored gemstones priced lower. As long as a greater proportion of consumers demand Diamond, jewelers can set higher markups because they know consumers want this specific gemstone and are willing to pay for it. Now the best quality moissanite is low to $50-$35 per carat (round 1 ct moissanite), when you go to ask a quote of moissanite from China supplier. If you want to chose G color moissanite gemstone, it's only $20/ct today. Like synthetic gems, moissanite pricing will be more cheaper but the quality of moissanite is better in the furture. We as one of Chinese supliers, all pricing is wholesale price direct from factory.