Posted: 16 May 2011 12:00 AM PDT
Diamonds are traditional engagement rings. But as consumers increasingly aware of the diamond cartel, which attempts to find the price of diamonds artificially high blood diamonds to finance wars and illegal repression in the Third World and the confusion when buying compromise between the five C's clarity, cut, color, carat weight and cost are some people begin to consider alternatives.
However, if you love the look of diamonds and do something like aDiamond for your engagement ring, there are many to choose from fake diamonds and moissanite can be better.
Moissanite on the market in late 1990. At that time it was hailed as better than the real one! In tests, it seemed even trained jewelers could not distinguish from real diamonds. It looked stunning and was a fraction of the cost of a diamond's true! E 'was certainly a need for money lovers Wonder Stone!
not suffer so. InIn fact, moissanite is a poor imitation of real diamonds.
The reason why so many jewelers is originally fooled just because he had never encountered such a thing. to identify at this time used a thermal probe jewelers categorically a fake diamond, cubic zirconium as a. At that time, only real diamonds were known to have thermal conductivity so that only genuine diamonds could be the temperature sensor to pass the test. However, moissanite has a thermalThe conductivity is almost identical to diamond, making it also the test. Although jewelers could see that it is very different from the real diamond saw, because he has passed the thermal probe, were forced to identify the strange-looking stone like a diamond.
Now its properties are not well known jeweler fools. Moissanite and Diamond simply look too different. And you can also see three differences for yourself!
1. Diamonds refract light. Moissanite breaktwice. This means that reflects light to the interior surfaces, involves an apparent doubling of facets of the stone. To all that closely, blurred the interior looks like stone in duplicate.
2. Precious stones get their fire when they disperse light. Moissanite scattered light very well, almost 2.5 times better than real diamonds and makes them shine with a bright flash. This beauty has made them very popular in the early years. But, as the stone isbetter known, the 'disco-ball effect "identified as a fake diamond, and it is now obvious that the cheap and tacky.
3. Moissanite fluorescence under natural light, what you see gray or greenish. This is a serious disadvantage, and why you should never put them in an engagement ring, unless you intend, they wear during the day!
Although beautiful in itself, but if you save and buy a fake diamond engagement ring, there are far better choice ofthere.
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