The beauty of a jewel is determined by its brilliance, fire and lustre.
Moissanite outperforms diamond in every respect, and even better, it’s a fraction of the price.


Moissanite... The Most Beautiful Jewel in the World


Brilliance, fire and lustre are important characteristics that determine a jewel's physical properties.

The table below compares the physical properties of Moissanite and four of the most popular natural jewels.



Source of Information: GIA Handbook of Gem Identification


Brilliance


Brilliance is the ability of a jewel to reflect light, which is measured by the refractive index. Moissanite has an RI of 2.65 - 2.69 compared with diamond's RI of 2.4. When people see your ring for the first time, it’s the sparkle that they notice first. That’s the brilliance. The more your stone sparkles, the more beautiful it is. 

Fire


Moissanite has 2.5 times the fire of a diamond. Fire is when light disperses into flashes of colours through the stone. It’s like little rainbows coming off your jewel and that’s what brings a stone to life.

Lustre


Lustre or scintillation is the flashes of light or shine you see when a jewel moves in the light. Moissanite's lustre rating of 20.4% is greater than a diamond's rating of 17.2%.

Durability


Hardness, or resistance to scratching, and toughness, or resistance to chipping or cleaving, determines the durability of a jewel. With a hardness of 9.25 Mohs, Moissanite is extremely resistant to scratching and chipping and it makes Moissanite one of the most durable jewels in the world.

The Most Beautiful Jewel


Moissanite outperforms sapphires, rubies and diamonds in all these qualities. Moissanite has more brilliance, fire and scintillation than a diamond.

This is what makes Moissanite, the Most Beautiful jewel in the world!


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