|Moissanite Gemstone Information
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Dr. Henri Moissan, a Nobel Prize winning chemist, discovered minute quantities of natural silicon carbide while analyzing part of the Diablo Canyon meteorite in 1893. The mineral name became Moissanite in 1905 in honor of Dr. Moissan. A process was developed in the late 1980's to grow large single crystals of Moissanite in the laboratory.
Refractive Index 2.65-2.69
Hardness = 9.25 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity = 3.21
Species - Silicon carbide
WARNINGS FOR CARE
Ultrasonic: Usually safe
Steamer: Usually safe
Heat: Color change, but will revert to original color after cooling.
May cause damage under extreme temperatures.
Chemicals that harm: none
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