Info on moissanite production process?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@Creiddylad:  I don’t think anyone really knows how it is done, and I don’t think Charles and Colvard would share too much information so others cannot reproduce their technique.

All I know is natural silicon carbide forms very small, blackish green crystals.  Then some laboratory voodoo makes it possible to create the larger, clearer crystals that can be cut into the stones used in jewelry.

 

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t believe you will find the specifics of the process anywhere online, because they are proprietary.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Creiddylad:  Do NOT quote me on this, but I assume it’s similar to the way other lab grown simulants are created? Look it up, there’s plenty of info available, just not on the brand name of Moissanite. They’re all created under some kind of thermal growing process. It’s not just something fancy that Cree invented.

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