moissanite

moissanite

[′mȯis·ən‚īt]
(mineralogy)
SiC A carbide mineral found in meteorites; identical with artificial carborundum.
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Silicon carbide, occuring in nature as the extremely rare mineral moissanite, is a compound of silicon and carbon with chemical formula SiC.
(NASDAQ: CTHR), the original and leading worldwide source of created moissanite, today announced the launch of an exclusive program for military servicemen and women and their families.
Just don't classify them with inexpensive diamond substitutes like cubic zirconia, moissanite or rhinestones " or crystal.
[60] Quartz, cliftonite, moissanite, titanium dioxide Quartz, iron oxide, Frias et al.
Suzanne Miglucci, President and CEO of Charles & Colvar said, This agreement allows Charles & Colvard to focus its resources and efforts on its core moissanite business.
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For both curing period (7 day and 28 day) almost similar mineral contents were detected except for additional compound of calcium aluminium silicide, silicon carbide, calcium, and moissanite at range of 5.5% to 24%.
Under this new agreement, Gadbois will continue to design fashion and moissanite jewellery for Lulu Avenue.
Due to its hardness (diamond is 10 on the Mohs scale, moissanite 9.25), synthetic production in the laboratory enabled its use for abrasive and cutting machines but in 1987, researchers at North Carolina State University managed to grow silicon carbide for use in the electronics industry.
No, it''s moissanite. These Charles & Colvard earrings and solitaire ring cost a fraction of the price of a diamond
Amber, Alexandrite, Moissanite, or Pearls, created by oysters after a piece of grit or some intruder is lodged inside the shell and, as a defense mechanism, the oyster coats the particle with layer after layer of a substance called nacre, or mother-of-pearl, which eventually becomes thick enough to form a pearl.
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