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Why Cuban link chains are so expensive ?

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Even in the high-end world of jewelry, Cuban link chains are a symbol of luxury. Once a quintessential part of hip-hop style in the ’70s and ’80s, these chains have become increasingly popular in the last decade. Today, you’ll find prominent rappers like Future, Daddy Yankee, and Lil Uzi Vert wearing Cuban link chains. Although the majority of these chains are machine-made, many of the most expensive ones are handmade by just a few shops in Miami. One handmade 18-karat gold Cuban link chain can cost $27,000, and some of the most valuable ones will cost 10 times that. In...

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Can you tell a moissanite from a diamond?

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Moissanite is a form of silicon carbide that is relatively rare in nature. This material has hardness graded 9.5 on the Mohs scale – a rating that is very close to that of diamond, which is a 10 on the same scale. In addition, moissanite looks very similar to diamond and is often used as its imitation. Since naturally occurring moissanite is very rare, most of it is produced synthetically. Can you tell a Moissanite from a diamond with the naked eye? No! Moissanite and diamond are indistinguishable from each other to the naked eye. We are able to create...

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How moissanite is created ?

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Charles & Colvard is the original creator of moissanite, the world’s most brilliant gem with a brilliance refractive index at 2.65-2.69 and a fire dispersion of 0.104.Forever One moissanite is a lab-created gem, meaning it’s both ethically and responsibly sourced. Have you ever wondered how this beautiful gemstone is manufactured? If you want to know more, keep on reading. How does Charles & Colvard create moissanite? To begin the moissanite production process, Charles & Colvard receives single silicon carbide crystals from Cree. The crystals are precision cut into small pieces called preforms, as shown in (Step 1). The preforms are then...

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