What Is the Highest Quality Moissanite?
If you're here, this means that you have already set your heart on getting a Moissanite for your engagement ring! So you're definitely more inclined to selecting this gemstone than any other one! 💍 Even if it sounds boring, it is my responsibility to let you in on some science and technical information so you make the right choice. 😀 When looking at Moissanite's qualities, the 4C's are looked at and then the final decision is made. 🤗 I will be talking about these four properties and how they can affect the quality including the appearance and durability of a Moissanite.
Moissanite is not like a diamond in true sense! And it has many undertones to it. It depends on how much your girl would care about the color! I mean if she is the kind of person who can tell the difference between light purple and slightly light purple, you have got to be more considerate. 😏 It's what she will see first and all of her friends will see first too! Color is quite important when buying a Moissanite. I mean you have scrolled this far to know which color to go for. So of course I am going to colorfully paint that Moissanite color chart for you!
So by GIA standards, you can either get a forever one colorless diamond, this has between the color grading of D, E, and F. This means it is colorless.
Another one is forever near-colorless, it has the grading of G, H, and I. This means it is nearly colorless.
If she would love a rather slightly warm tone, this one can be it. This one is forever brilliant Moissanite, graded between G, H & I but actually it’s tone is more like I & J. So, this will appear slightly yellowish.
💍 Clarity 💍
Clarity means a lot when you are looking for the highest quality Moissanite! It is quite understandable that you must be aiming to get a clean and clear gemstone for your engagement ring. 💎 So, you have to look out for inclusions (the internal characteristics) and blemishes (the characteristics on the surface). The following scale can help;
FL-IF - completely clear.
VVS1-VVS2 - very little inclusions / super hard to notice.
VS1-VS2 - little inclusion / hard to notice.
SI1-SI2 - Slightly included / Can be visible.
💍 Cut 💍
Here's another really important aspect of getting a stone on your engagement ring. You want it to be completely symmetrical for the best results possible! 🤗 The shape on both sides of the diamond should be the same and the sizing as well! It is graded on a chart that goes from ideal to fair. The proper cut is after all going to enhance the gem’s ability to reflect and refract light.
Excellent - fully symmetrical with a beautiful shape. Reflects a lot of light.
Ideal - a great cut but reflects less light.
Very good - average cut with a little light reflection.
Good - below average and reflects very very little light.
💍 Carat 💍
Carat is the traditional measuring unit of a diamond's weight (1 carat = 200 milligrams). It is divided into 100 points.
💎 1.5 carats = 150 points
💎 6.5mm Moissanite weighs 0.83-0.85 carats
💍 Conclusion 💍
So, while you may have felt or perhaps even yawned a little bit digesting this information but your buying decision has to be sound! And with me on your side, you really get to achieve that. An ideal Moissanite quality would be with D on the color, FL-IF or VVS1-VVS2 on the clarity, and Excellent on the cut! 🤗 You can ask these requirements while finally buying the engagement ring, this way you get to make a completely informed decision. Isn’t that the goal? 😎 And especially if you feel that your girl pays so much attention to the cut, clarity, and carat of her jewelry shopping spree. You can impress her SO much more with this additional he-knows-it-all charm. 😃
Reference: Gema and Co.
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