Although moissanite is a created jewel, no two moissanite stones are identical. Each moissanite jewel is grown from
a unique moissanite seed crystal. Created diamonds are grown by a similar process. Since no two stones are the same,
slight variance exists across all moissanite shapes. This variance is most apparent in larger stones [greater than 2 ct tw
diamond equivalent] When choosing moissanite earrings, take the extra time to examine each stone to insure they
are closely matched to your satisfaction. If not, ask to see another pair. Likewise, moissanite 3-stone rings
and pendants should feature finely-matched jewels with minimal variance in color and clarity.
Unless you plan on spending the rest of your life in the cozy confines of your local jewelry
or department sore, it's best to see how moissanite looks in various lighting conditions. Spend a few minutes
and consider how moissanite complements you. It's no secret that lighting in most jewelry stores is
especially calibrated to bring out the best in the jewels in the case. Any jewelry store should comply with
your wish to view moissanite stones or moissanite jewelry in various lighting conditions.
Using a 10x loupe, the average person may easily identify the signature
double refraction of moissanite jewels. Peer through the facets on the crown or pavilion
of the stone to view light bending twice through the moissanite jewel. If you feel this
leaves too much room for debate and interpretation, we recommend a moissanite tester to verify
the jewel in question is indeed moissanite, and not diamond nor cubic zirconia. Most moissanite
retailers keep a moissanite tester on hand. The most sophisticated moissanite testers use
electrical conductivity parameters to separate moissanite from other near colorless jewels,
and are reportedly 100% reliable.