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An Expert's Comprehensive Guide To Choosing The Perfect Moissanite

Introduction: Moissanite

When it comes to choosing the perfect Moissanite, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. In this expert guide, we will take you through everything you need to know about Moissanite, from its history and origins to its unique properties and advantages.

Moissanite is a stunning and beautiful gemstone that is perfect for engagement rings and other fine jewelry. It is also an excellent choice for those who are looking for an alternative to diamonds. Moissanite is less expensive than diamonds, yet it has many of the same properties.

When choosing Moissanite, it is important to consider the 4 Cs: cut, color, clarity, and carat weight. By taking these factors into account, you can be sure to find the perfect Moissanite for you.

Read on to learn more about how to choose the perfect Moissanite!

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Why Choose Moissanite?

There are many reasons to choose Moissanite over other gemstones. Moissanite is unique in its properties and advantages. Moissanite is harder than diamonds, yet it is still very scratch resistant. It is second only to diamonds in terms of hardness. This makes it an ideal choice for an engagement ring, as it will withstand the wear and tear of everyday life.

Being one of the rarest minerals found in nature, and due to the fact that it was discovered in a meteorite, Moissanite is referred to as a “gemstone born from the stars”, and is valued for its tenacious brilliance. Moissanite exudes a stunning fire and brilliance ie. sparkle over the long term. In fact, it has more fire, lustre and brilliance than that of diamonds, which means that it will sparkle and shine more and feature that desirable and beautiful sparkle loved by so many women. So, if you are looking for an engagement ring that is beautiful, durable, and affordable, then moissanite is the perfect choice for you! It gives the same look, feel and beauty as the more well-known but extremely highly-priced diamonds but at a fraction of the cost.

Overall Moissanite is a great choice for those who are looking for a unique, modern engagement ring that will last for the long term at an affordable price.

The 4C's of Moissanite

When choosing Moissanite, it is important to consider the 4 Cs: cut, colour, clarity, and carat weight. The cut of a Moissanite is important to its overall appearance. The most popular cuts for Moissanite are round, pear, and oval. The colour of a Moissanite is also important. The most popular colours for Moissanite are yellow, green, and white. The clarity of a Moissanite is important to its overall sparkle. The most popular clarities for Moissanite are VVS1 and IF. The carat weight of a Moissanite is important to its overall size. The most popular carat weights for Moissanite are 1-carat and 2 carats. 

Moissanite jewels have their own grading system. Similar to the four c’s of diamonds, moissanite is graded by cut, clarity, colour and carat. Although moissanite looks very similar to a diamond, it’s much more than simply an “affordable diamond alternative”. It’s a striking gemstone that’s gaining popularity as a great centre-stone option for engagement rings in Australia. It's important to understand that Moissanite is not a "Fake Diamond" or some sort of inferior stone. Moissanite is a REAL gemstone and simply a similarly looking stone to diamonds.

The 4C Model

There’s no doubt that moissanite is directly compared to diamonds when couples do their research. Questions couples often ask include - 

What is Moissanite and How Does it Compare to Diamonds? (quick read)
Which Moissanite Shape and Cut Sparkles the Most?
Can People Tell the Difference between a Moissanite and Diamond Ring?

To understand how moissanite stands its ground let’s plug it into the well-known diamond 4C model.
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Cut - The Sparkle Factor

A gemstone cutter follows a specific set of instructions to turn a rough moissanite into a polished, shining gem. Every detail, from the facets to the angles and proportions, must be in balance to make sure the moissanite works optimally with light. It's more science than art.

Although diamonds come in all shapes and sizes, certain odd-shaped stones can be difficult to work with. In some cases, tiny compromises in the cut of a diamond are necessary. On the other hand, moissanites are laboratory-grown, which means that their cut grade should always be excellent. If a moissanite has been poorly cut and polished, it will look dull and bland. size, clarity and colour don’t matter in this case.

At Forever Chic Jewellery, our Moissanite (Forever LUXE Moissanite™), is hand cut by our skilled gem cutters to ideal hearts and arrows standards, delivering superior brilliance, fire and intense sparkle. All our Moissanite rings come in triple excellent cut grade and quality.

Carat - Size

Moissanites weigh 7% less than diamonds. However, they appear just as large. The difference in weight is due to the fact that moissanites are made out of a different material than diamonds. Imagine two spheres of equal size; one made out of steel and the other out of polystyrene. The steel sphere would weigh more than the polystyrene sphere, even though they are the same size. This is because weight is not determined by size alone. 

In order to make it easier to compare the sizes of moissanites and diamonds, the moissanite industry decided to express the weight of moissanites in terms of equivalent diamond weight (EDW). This makes it easy to compare the two types of gemstones. For example, a 6.5mm moissanite has an EDW of 1,00ct. This means that if this moissanite was a diamond, it would weigh 1,00ct. 

The weight of a moissanite will be shown on its grading certificate as follows: 

6.5mm MOISSANITE – 1,00ct. (EDW)


Even under 10X magnification, it's impossible to find a natural gemstone without any imperfections. Inclusions are simply a part of the stone's journey; they form over millions of years in harsh environments. So next time you're admiring a beautiful gem, remember that its unique imperfections are what make it so special.
Natural moissanites are extremely rare, so scientists and gemologists took on the challenge of creating a man-made version of this brilliant, fiery gemstone. Thanks to their efforts, we can now enjoy this amazing stone in all its glory.
Henry Moissan, the French scientist who discovered moissanite, actually won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He named the gemstone after himself. In controlled laboratory conditions, moissanite can be grown and created very pure and clean. Unfortunately, some factories cut costs and corners. You can't assume all moissanites are top-notch quality.
It’s not always obvious, but a cloudy and milky appearance is a telltale sign. And easy to spot now that you know what to look for. What’s the use of a gemstone that sparkles more than a diamond if it’s fogged up by cloudiness? Your Moissanite engagement ring deserves better.
Stick to the top 3 clarity grades: Internally flawless – IF/ Very Very Slight Inclusion 1 –VVS1 and Very Very Slight Inclusion 2 – VVS2
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Moissanite is graded on the same colour scale as diamonds, from D (colourless) to Z (prominently yellow or brown). The intensity of the colour tint increases slightly as you move down the scale.

To simplify things “white” moissanite is often bundled into two colour categories;

Colourless: D-E-F colours.

Near Colourless: G-H-I colours.

Although both categories look beautifully white in a Moissanite engagement ring, you will be able to spot the colour difference when you compare them side by side.

There's a small price difference between diamonds that are "nearly colorless" and those that are "colorless." The latter option is more expensive, but not exorbitantly so. It's a matter of personal preference as to which shade you choose. Personally, I prefer the colorless diamonds for their purity and presence.

Diamond Vs Moissanite: If you’d like to pass your moissanite off as a diamond, just know a 1,00ct D colour VVS-clarity diamond can easily bully you out at about AUD $7000-8000+.

Our Forever Chic Jewellery signature Moissanite, is exclusively created in the top D (diamond-white) colour range for unmatched beauty and striking detail not found in other Moissanite brands.

Caring for your Moissanite Jewellery

It is important to take special care of your Moissanite jewelry. Moissanite is harder than diamonds, yet it is still important to avoid hitting it or dropping it. Moissanite is also less likely to chip or break. However, it is still important to take care of your Moissanite jewelry to avoid damage. Moissanite is a beautiful and unique gemstone that is perfect for engagement rings and other fine jewelry. By taking the time to choose the perfect Moissanite and care for it properly, you can be sure to enjoy your Moissanite jewelry for many years to come.

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Shopping for Moissanite

There's a small price difference between diamonds that are "nearly colorless" and those that are "colorless." The latter option is more expensive, but not exorbitantly so. It's a matter of personal preference as to which shade you choose. Personally, I prefer the colorless diamonds for their purity and presence.

When shopping for Moissanite, it is important to shop at a reputable store. Some stores that sell Moissanite include Forever Chic Jewellery, a leading Australian online moissanite jewellery store based in Brisbane. It is also important to compare prices when shopping for Moissanite. Moissanite is typically less expensive than diamonds, yet it is still important to compare prices to get the best deal. 

Got More Questions or want some free personalised Moissanite expert advise?

Contact our experts at Forever Chic Jewellery, a brisbane Australia based online jewellery store for free, complementary expert moissanite guidance and shopping assistance. Or request a no-obligation custom moissanite ring quote request here > 

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