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Moissanite Frequently Asked Questions

  • "Do larger Moissanite gemstones look "fake"?

    No, larger carat weight Moissanites look every bit as diamond like as the smaller Moissanite gemstones. The reason other diamond alternatives such as CZ appear glassy in the larger carat weights is du...

  • "Does Moissanite have too much fire and brilliance?"

    Because of Moissanites superior and extraordinary fire and brilliance, from time to time customers will ask, Is it too much? The beauty of highly refractive gemstones such as Moissanite and diamond is...

  • "Which cut is the most brilliant or whitest?"

    The round brilliant hearts and arrows cut is the ideal cut for maximizing the fire and brilliance of the gemstone.  Other cuts, often referred to as fancy cuts, are cut to maximize the fire and brilli...

  • Moissanite Cleaning

    Moissanites do need care to keep them at their brilliant best. A clean Moissanite will reflect light better and allow its fire and brilliance to show. That added brilliancy makes the Moissanite look l...

  • "Will Moissainte become dull and fade with time?"

    Moissanite is one of the hardest, toughest and more durable substances on earth.  It is as atomically stable as a diamond, and in some ways even moreso (i.e. it can withstand greater heat than diamond...

  • "Will Moissanite test positive as a diamond?"

    Moissanite will test positive using a traditional thermal diamond tester (as found in most jewelry stores).  The reason is due to the very similar heat signature of Moissanite and diamond stones.   Du...

  • "Will heat damage Moissanite?"

    Moissanite gemstones are extraordinarly heat resistant, even moreso than a diamond. Therefore common jewelry repairs such as ring sizing, soldering and retipping prongs can be done without damaging th...

  • "What is Moissanite Double Refraction?"

    Moissanite has a property known as double refraction. When a ray of light passes through the gemstone it is slowed, bent and split in two. Sapphire is a doubly refractive material as well, as are peri...

  • Commonly Marketed Diamond Alternatives

    If you are in the market looking for a diamond alternative, you will find that there are dozens of gemstones marketed under a myriad of creative names. We know this can be very confusing, especially i...

  • "Will Moissanite change color with time?"

    Moissanite is an extremely stable gemstone, and as such, it is impossible for the color to change with time, just as it impossible for a diamond to change color with time.  The only way the perceived ...