Are Moissanite Gems Cut Exactly Like Diamond Counterparts?

Unlike diamonds which are mostly cut to maximize carat weight, Moissanite gemstones are faceted to maximize the superior fire and brilliance of the gemstone. The Moissanite ideal cut patterns were established after years of studying the angles of light refraction through Moissanite. Although the Moissanite cut patterns are similar enough to the popular cuts found in diamonds that most people assume they are the same, there are slight differences as the cuts have been optimized for the Moissanite crystal. To view high definition videos of each of the Moissanite gems, please follow this link.