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15 Pros and Cons of Moissanite Engagement Rings May 10, 2019 by Natalie Regoli Moissanite is a naturally-occurring silicon carbide that you can obtain from beneath the Earth’s surface in a manner that is similar to mining diamonds. It is relatively rare to obtain, first discovered by Henri Moissan in 1893 and named after him. The optical properties, thermal conductivity, and hardness make it useful for various industrial and commercial applications. It is sometimes used as a replacement for diamonds as well. Because of the unique rareness of moissanite, laboratory efforts to synthesize it began in the early 20th century. Until the 1950s, no other source for this substance had been encountered except for meteorites which impacted the surface of our planet. Questions of its terrestrial formation lingered until 1986 as it has only been discovered in a few rocks, occurring naturally as inclusions in lamproite, kimberlite, xenoliths, and diamonds. It was first introduced to the jewelry market in 1998 after Charles and Colvard received patents to create and market silicon carbide gemstones that were made in laboratories. It now serves as an alternative to diamonds, with some stones featuring better clarity. List of the Pros of Moissanite 1. Most people cannot tell the difference between moissanite and diamonds.
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