(Closed) Longevity of Moissanite

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Moissanite is almost has hard as a diamond and is also less likely to chip than a diamond.

http://www.moissaniteco.com/guide_moissanite_hardness_toughness.html

I’ve had my moissy for almost a year now, which isn’t that long, but I’ve bashed it HARD against things (including a rough stone wall) and there isn’t a scratch on it. Looks just as beautiful as the day I got it 🙂 

Here is a recent picture:
 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

There are ladies on the betterthandiamond threads that have had it since it came out, and while it’s not as high quality as the moissy made now, the moissy they have is still super sparkly.

 

Just based on what moissy’s made of (silicon and carbon), I would guess that it would last forever.  To go back to chem class, silicon and carbon are both relatively small atoms that are happiest when they make 4 bonds.  A diamond is just crystallized carbon, so I’d imagine crystallized silicon and carbon should bond very much like carbon bonds in a diamond.  Because of that, if it’s formed under the right conditions (enough heat and pressure), silicon carbide should be a very stable crystal.

 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

bump.

wondered if any one now has anything to add to this as i’m very curious!

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