(Closed) Moissy question

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

The amora GEM is a completely different atomic structure than moissanite, despite it being the same substance. It’s like diamond vs. graphite – both carbon, but very different, right?

As for the hardness, I’m not sure if it will be as hard as diamonds, but certainly not any less hard than moissanite currently is. I would be more concerned about your ring’s metal than the stone, to be honest. Have you considered platinum instead of gold?

Post # 5
2065 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well I can only speak about the hardness of my moissanite – I got it before the amora stuff came out so I really don’t know anything about how it will be different. Mine’s just a regular enhanced cushion cut moissanite. I’m pretty damn rough on my jewelry, I’m constantly banging it into things and doing all sorts of craziness when I probably shouldn’t wear my ring and it’s held up wonderfully.

Post # 6
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Silicon Carbide is used on tanks. It’s not as hard as diamond but that’s ok! Things don’t have to be that hard to survive a missile XD All gemstones, even the softy ones like emerald are harder than pretty much everything but other gemstones 🙂

The Challenger 2 uses silicon carbide armour. There has never been one lost to enemy action. Only one challenger was destroyed and that was by another challenger and EVEN THEN the armour didn’t break. 

Challengers have survived being shot at by anti tank missiles over 74 times. Gemstone crystals are so amazing we used that technology to improve armour to keep troops alive and safe by making crystalline ceramic armours. Cool story huh?

Post # 12
4474 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Moh’s hardness is an exponential scale, I believe, so a diamond is still the hardest substance around.  A 9, like sapphire, is supposed to be durable enough for everyday wear, and Silicon Carbide’s harder than that, so you’ll be ok.

Post # 13
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

You cut yourself open with a spoon!? lmao sorry but your stories are pretty funny

I’m also really clumsy and rough on things. I have banged my ring on my car, marble table, front door, refrigerator etc. and it still looks great.I have only had mine a little bit over a month, but so far so good! 

Even harder substances can break or scratch. I inherited a RHR and two diamonds are chipped and the sapphires have fine scratches on them.It is over 100 years old though.  A jeweler commented that someone must have heavily abused my ring lol. Moissanite is more likely to scratch and diamond is more likely to chip or crack. So there is the risk with any stone really.

Anyways, I think you will be fine. You can always get insurance on your rings just in case you damage them. The rates are very reasonable at places like Jeweler’s Mutual.  

Post # 15
3229 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@GelaMac:  Wow, hun you’re actually worse than I am.  I’m a huge klutz but somehow have escaped major injury.  Sometimes I hink I’m a cat with 9 lives as close as I’ve come to really huring myself.  My funny bones have no sensation because I’ve bummed them so many times that I basically dulled the nerves.  BTW, are you a lefty?  I ask because I am and lord knows this world is not made for us so we tend to get hurt more often.  

I don’t have any moissy stories but I’m sure you’re going to be fine.  When I was reading up on the amora gem I read that it was going to be stronger than the current moissy.  Soomeone correct me if I’m wrong.  

All of this talk about how soft it may be yet moissy is stronger than a sapphire and you hear about people chipping a sapphire as often as you hear them doing the same to their diamonds.  It doesn’t happen often and when it does it’s more of a freak situation.  

Post # 16
1030 posts
Bumble bee

there’s a difference between hardness and toughness.

hardness = the ability to scratch something (diamond is the hardest substance on earth i think).

toughness = its ability to withstand pressure.

so something could be hard, but not necessarily tough.

a good comparison is glass vs wood. glass is hard and can scratch wood, but wood can’t scratch glass. however, bash them together and the glass will break and the wood will stay intact – the wood is tougher than the glass.

diamonds are hard, but i believe moissanite is tougher, so a moissanite is less likely to chip and break than diamond is.

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