Most consumers are familiar with the 4
C's of diamonds-cut, clarity, color and carat weight, which determine the
desirability price of a diamond. So how does Moissanite rate in
Moissanite Cut: Carefully and precisely
hand-faceted each Charles & Colvard created Moissanite tm jewel is cut
according to exact angles and proportions designed specially for Moissanite to
maximize its brilliance and enhance its incredible fire.
Moissanite Color: Charles and Colvard
expressly refrain from grading moissanite according to the popular color scale
for diamonds. However, moissanite dealers and customers report that the
color of moissanite compares mostly to I-J of the diamond color grades.
Moissanite Clarity: The clarity of
Moissanite can be compared to a VS1 in the diamond clarity grades. Moissanite
is very clean to eye clean, clarity does not vary by shape or cut. Any minor
inclusion will no be visible to the eye and will be hard to find even
under a 10-power loop.
Moissanite Carat Weight: Moissanite's
gravity is slightly lower then diamonds, about 13% less dense. Since most
jewelry is identified by carat weight, Charles and Colvard provide a
corresponding mm size to a diamond equivalent weight.
Here is a few samples of Round Brilliant
Cut Moissanite in popular millimeter Sizes and the Diamond
- 0.80 ct
6.5mm - 1.00 ct
7.0mm - 1.20 ct
7.5mm - 1.50 ct
8.0mm - 1.90 ct