Every Florentine moissanite is carefully examined for its cut, colour, clarity and carat weight according to the grading system outlined below.
THE FOUR C'S OF MOISSANITE
CUT, COLOUR, CARAT WEIGHT, CLARITY
A Florentine moissanite is always perfectly cut to maximise its fire and brilliance.
Our skilled gem cutters carefully examine blocks of raw moissanite, finding optimal ways to maximise the brilliance hidden within. They cut, polish and facet each moissanite, patiently drawing out its full beauty.
Florentine moissanites achieve the grading of "Excellent" in cut, polish and symmetry simultaneously.
Each and every Florentine moissanite meets our stringent specifications, and is held to a higher standard through our Lifetime Warranty's guarantee that your moissanite will always retain its fire and brilliance.
Moissanites are graded on a colour grading scale that is based upon that used by GIA gemologists.
All Florentine moissanites are colourless (D-E-F).
There are three colour grades of moissanite available today:
- Colourless (D-E-F) range;
- Near-Colourless (G-H-I) range; and
- Faint hues of colour (J-K) range.
Moissanites are sold by millimetre size as the benchmark.
The carat is the traditional unit of measurement for a diamond's weight. Moissanite weighs approximately 10% less than a diamond. For example, a 6.5mm round diamond weighs 1.00 carats, while a 6.5mm round moissanite weighs 0.88 carats. Both the diamond and moissanite are the same size - 6.5mm in diameter.
We have listed all our moissanites with their size in millimetres and the approximate Diamond Equivalent Weight (DEW) in carats.
Gemstones can have inclusions such as small black carbon deposits, white feathering, or a cloud of tiny and tightly spaced deposits.
Moissanite can have needle-like inclusions that can be observed with effort under 10x magnification. The inclusions at this level are invisible to the naked eye.
All Florentine moissanites have a clarity of at least VS2.
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