(Closed) Diamond-Coated Moissanite?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee

Diamond coating is done via DLC (diamond like carbon) also known as amorphous diamond coating, like what is done with Asha. 

Benefits: increased hardness.  Downside: in the case of Moissanite, it would hinder the sparkle of the stone.  The coating is also susceptible to heat.  Moissanite is already very heat resistant, even moreso than a diamond. 

So in other words, they are going to take a stone that is already extremely scratch resistant (how many reports of Moissanite scratching do you see online?  Virtually none.  It doesn’t really happen), and add a DLC coating to hinder its optical properties and make it heat sensitive?  It would serve no purpose.

Moissanite also already tests positive as a diamond using diamond testers.  The newest Moissanite test positive as a diamond using Moissanite testers even.

I too have heard rumors of diamond coated Moissanites, but have thought anybody doing that (and especially selling it) either has no idea what they are selling or is using it purely as a gimmicky sales tactic. 

 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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michaelc:  Yeah, sounds gimmicky.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

…to make it LESS sparkly? seems silly.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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ilovesophia:  Not really silly, if you ask me. A lot of people do not like moissy because of the increased colored sparkles and disco-ball effect. I can actually see this having a place in the market, depedning of course, on the price.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: County courthouse

I don’t see the point in the coating. Moissanite is already pretty scratch resistant. Plus the coating will wear away, just like Asha cz coating and will make the stone look horrible. Just stick to Charles and Colvard moissanite or diamond. Mixing the two seems really stupid.

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Wannabee

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ocienna :  Dear my name is Gino Rigetti and i have a question for you. you have these diamond-coated moissanite right now or do you have the name of this moissanite.

i have so much questions for you, in hope you will answer me fast as possible.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Gino Rigetti

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Wannabee

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ocienna :  Dear my name is Gino Rigetti and i have a question for you. you have these diamond-coated moissanite right now or do you have the name of this moissanite. i have so much questions for you, in hope you will answer me fast as possible.   Kind Regards,   Gino Rigetti

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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ginorigetti3000 :  Obviously she doesn’t have them right now, her post states her jeweler is planning on introducing them. 

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Bumble bee

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Olivepepper :  well the post is 2 years old…I’m sure if Gino looks in the OP’s history, it will have a thread showing what stone she chose.

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