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 Post subject: Photo of Synthetic Moissanite
PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:38 am 
You can actually see the doubling of the facets in this photo. It is my understanding that moissanite is usually cut so that the double facets cannot be seen table up - so perhaps this is one of the older cut stones?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 4:21 am 
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That's right; a secondary reason would be to hide the potentially marring microtubules, which form subparallel to the c-axis. However, even when they're cut correctly, a very slight tilt is enough to produce back facet doubling.


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Hi Snizzy,

Fascinating indeed, a synthetic moisanite face up showing doubling of back facets.? Just great. Normally this would be more prominent from a tilt and viewed through the kite facets...but.. !

The picture even shows the reflection of girdle if you concentrate enough in the centre gives a doubling outline !! Cool. :P

Thanks for that.
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Hi Gregory,

Great to see you around - You will be a great asset to the new forum here, and your knowledge will be very appreciated. Welcome. !!

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Good photo, Sniz...can't get enough of them :D .


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