Moissanite Shapes & Cut
Unlike diamonds which are most commonly cut to maximize carat weight, Moissanite gemstones are cut and faceted to maximize the superior fire and brilliance of the gemstone. The Moissanite ideal cut pattern was established after years of studying the angles of light refraction through Moissanite. Although the facets on a standard round-brilliant cut Moissanite are the same in number and are very close to the measurement to the customary 57-facet round brilliant cut diamond, subtle differences exist. These subtle differences are exactly what contribute to Moissanite's ideal cut standards different than "ideal cut" proportions that might be associated with other gemstones or diamonds.
Moissanite's Cut Is Designed to Maximize Fire & Brilliance
Moissanite begins as a raw crystal form. Each crystal is first evaluated for quality, color and clarity. Only the crystals that meet the highest quality standards are allowed to be cut and faceted. After the initial quality evaluation, a team of C&C experts determine what shapes and sizes of Moissanite gemstones will be cut from the crystals.
The crystals are then routed to a team of 18 cutters, technical experts and faceters; each of whom play a role in bringing the gemstone to its ideal display of brilliance. Along each stage of this involved 18-step process, from crystal evaluation to faceting the finished gemstone, experts evaluate Moissanite against strict quality standards and specifications. The last step, is final grading for color, cut and clarity. Only the most desirable gemstones that meet C&C's standards are chosen to be sold.