count2infinity wrote:oh my... you just want to celebrate the decade mark in style, don't you?
pittsoccer33 wrote:count2infinity wrote:I got my girl a moissanite stone.
Does she know that?
count2infinity wrote:I got my girl a moissanite stone. For $600 I got a rock that is the size of a $4000 diamond and is almost as hard (diamond is a 10 on the Mohs scale, moissanite is a 9.5) and actually is more brilliant (higher refractive index, i.e. more sparkly) and more fire (breaks up the light better due to the higher dispersion). The color is slightly, slightly, slightly yellow (on the range of an H colored diamond) but when it's in brighter light you can't tell and it looks amazing in direct sunlight. Go with something other than diamond if you can. Way more bling for the buck.
count2infinity wrote:Do the stones have any phosphorescence? From what I've seen, most man made diamonds (my lab works with them quite a bit) will show phosphorescence when exposed to UV lasers, mostly due to trace amounts of catalyst impurities in the diamonds from the synthesis.
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