[meteorite-list] Questions, Moissanite
From: John Sinclair <JSinclairJr_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:38 2004
Here is a link that tells the history of Moissanite.
Synthetic Moissanite is being made in Raleigh, NC and being sold a
substitute for diamond. It has a higher refractive index than diamond and
standard electronic diamond testers show it as being diamond, thus new
diamond testers have been made to detect this synthetic. The above company
sells it for many hundreds of dollars per carat. Very high prices for a
synthetic stone that can be made on demand (no rarity and not natural).
I met with the CEO of the company that is making the moissante several years
ago and sold him some Canyon Diablos. They asked me for more information on
C. Diablo and moissanite. This year they started marketing their synthetic
stone with the Canyon Diablo connection.
Happy Holidays to all,
Received on Tue 26 Dec 2000 10:36:06 AM PST