synthetic diamond, not a simulated diamond) and it will bite you
in the a-- some day. Remember, the jewelry field is full of mines
to the unwary. Of course, that's only my opinion, and I could be
wrong. Have a nice day.
To which I am replying:
Bravo, Aufin! Well said. Except for the part that I have
Moissanite is NOT “synthetic diamond”. It IS a “diamond
simulant”, just like CZ is a diamond simulant.
A synthetic diamond has all the chemical, physical and optical
properties of natural diamond. Thanks to flaws introduced in
the creation process, we can see the differences, but they are
made of the same thing, good old Carbon.
Moissanite, on the other hand, is a form of silicon carbide. Its
characteristics are close to diamond, but not identical, making
identification (for the careful jeweler) EASY. (Praise be…)
Will synthetic moissanite make an impact on the market? It’s
still early to say perhaps, but my mother (who is not a jeweler)
when she heard about it said, “Well, if it looks almost exactly
like diamond, so that most other people can’t tell, and it has
the same durability factors, why shouldn’t I buy that instead,
save my money and spend the rest making the ring bigger or
Many of us sneer at CZ, but people buy it to “Get the look of
diamond for less”. We get scammed when we’re careless. Take an
extra second to really look…it’s the only guarantee you
Wishing you all sharp eyes and steady hands.