Testers: Since Moissanite tests positive
on a standard electronic Diamond Tester, jewelers have added
special Moissanite Testers to their equipment inventories.
Moissanite viewed with
a 10X jewelers loupe shows signs of "doubling."
If you view
stone through the crown or pavilion (underside) facets,
and you look to the other side of the stone, the opposite
back facet edges will appear doubled, like parallel train
tracks set close together. Diamond is singly refractive,
and therefore does not show doubling.
Polished Girdles: The outside edge
which runs around the crown of a cut stone is called the
"girdle." Sometimes girdles are polished, but
more than often they are not on diamonds. Moissanites have
polished girdles, and although this method cannot be used
alone, in conjunction with other methods it helps to separate
Moissanites from Diamonds.
Gemological Certifications: Many
diamonds today come with certifications from laboratories
such as GIA or EGL. The one sure way to know you are purchasing
diamond and not moissanite, is to buy from a reputable dealer
experienced in gemological matters like Mrs. Gottrocks,
who offers certified diamonds and sells certified Moissanite
direct from the manufacturer.
Contents © 2002 - 2006 Mrs. Gottrocks Fine Jewelry and
is sometimes misspelled as Mossanite, Mossante or even Moisonite.
For that reason we have added keywords to this page which
are spelled Mossanite, Mossante or Moisonite in the hopes
that patrons who are misspelling Moissanite as Mossanite,
Mossante or Moisonite will be able to enter the words Mossanite,
Mossante or Moisonite into a search engine and still be able
to find a webpage with Moissanite information even though
they have misspelled it as Mossanite, Mossante or Moisonite.
We hope that by adding Mossanite, Mossante or Moisonite to
our page that it will assist web browsers in finding information
about Moissanite, even if misspelled as Mossanite, Mossante