Moissanite Grading Scale
Did you know that diamonds are made up of carbon atoms that are stacked together to form the sparkly beauty that it is? It can be found naturally in the Earth where it is mined (at an environmental and societal cost) and hand crafted into jewelry.
A cruelty free alternative is the creation of a gemstone with similar diamond sparkly beauty called Moissanite. Moissanite is a natural gemstone that can also be created within a laboratory setting. Since it is created in a laboratory setting its quality, color, clarity can be controlled and can be graded similarly to a diamond.
There for 4 C's that are important in the grading of Moissanite: Cut, Clarity, Color and Carat Weight.
Cut: The cut is the shape of the diamond, the most popular cut is Round.
Clarity: The amount of blemishes, clouding or dots (called Inclusions) on the surface or inside the moissanite. The best grading is Flawless meaning it is entirely clear. Our pieces are VVSI or better meaning that there is only very very slight inclusions which can only been seen at 10X magnification. To the naked eye it is all sparkles!
Color: Ranges from Colorless to Yellow. Our moissanite are in the Colorless Range.
Carat Weight: The weight of the moissanite. Our moissanite ranges from 0.5 to 3 carat weight. Hint: The bigger the better!