The Four C's of Moissanite



Just like diamonds, there are four Cs jewelers use when grading moissanite. And they tell you everything
you need to know to achieve the fifth C—Confidence.

1. Cut

Every Forever One and Eternity Moissanite® jewel is precisely calibrated and hand-cut by a master technician to create maximum brilliance and spark the ultimate fire. While standard round brilliant continues to be the most popular cut for moissanite, fancy cuts are also available in limited quantities. Learn more about the similarities between moissanite and diamond cuts »


2. Color

The standard GIA diamond color grading scale was never designed to rate moissanite. Unlike diamonds, which range from colorless to brownish to fancy yellow, moissanite can carry undertones across the board from green to yellow to gray. It's a beautiful, brilliant and highly dispersive jewel that stands on its own, creating a unique jewelry category unto itself. Only near-colorless moissanite, graded as "VG-Very Good," is available for sale. Learn more about the similarities between moissanite and diamond color »


3. Clarity

Since both Eternity and Forever One® moissanite is essentially lab-created using natural elements, we are able to monitor the entire process and ensure the highest quality gemstone with the greatest care in regards to "Clarity." Learn more about the similarities between moissanite and diamond clarity »


4. Carat weights

In order to fit available settings, it's often easier for jewelers to order moissanite by millimeter. The specific gravity of moissanite is 3.21 grams per cubic centimeter, so a 6.5 mm round brilliant moissanite jewel is approximately 0.87 carats. Learn more about the similarities between moissanite and diamond carat weights »