What Makes A Moissanite Sparkle

What Makes A Moissanite Sparkle?

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Moissanite is famous for the amount of light it emits as well as the intensity with which it shines. Its light show is one of the reasons why we are awestruck by this gem. Of course, there are a lot of reasons we love beautiful moissanite. But what exactly is the thing that makes moissanite sparkle?

What Exactly Is Sparkle In Moissanite?

The term “sparkle” in moissanite is used to describe lighting reflections off the stone, making it appear sparkling and brilliant. Scintillation, also known as sparkle, is the way light moves across the moissanite. As stars shine in the night sky, scintillation can be defined by the rapid change in brightness. In a sparkling moissanite, you’ll be able to see intense flashes of light as it is moving. Certain shapes and styles of cut moissanites are made to give the most sparkle to round-cut moissanites, like. This is among the reasons why round-cut moissanites are more sought-after than other designs.

What Makes A Moissanite Sparkle

What Makes Moissanite Sparkle?

A moissanite that is not cut does not sparkle. The sparkle that is present in a moissanite is determined by the style and shape of the cut. When light hits an ideal-cut moissanite, it breaks into different wavelengths or colors, before being reflected back to the eye. The unique brilliance and fire of moissanite can be attributed to its refractive index high which is the measurement of the degree to which light bends when it travels across the gem. The high index indicates that light bends more inside the stone, leading to increased dispersion of light as well as greater brilliance and fire.

Does Moissanite Cut Affect The Sparkle?

The way that each of a moissanite’s tiny, faceted is cut and polished will determine the amount of sparkle the moissanite can have. A moissanite that has been cut well will have more facets that reflect light, creating more luminous and vibrant appearance. Its angles need to be precisely cut to maximize reflectance and refraction of light which then produces the brilliance and fire that are unique to moissanite. Cut poorly, moissanites appear dull and dull with little brilliance and fire. Cut is the most crucial and complicated element in grading and determining the ultimate value of moissanite.

Other Factors Affecting Moissanite’s Sparkle

Examine The Moissanite Under Different Light Sources

Moissanite’s arrangement of the facet and proportions and quality can affect the sparkle.

Think about the lighting conditions you’ll be wearing your moissanite and request to see the moissanite under these lighting conditions. Particularly, spotlights, diffused light, fluorescent light as well as natural light.

Select The Right Setting

To display a large visual, the prong setting is the ideal way to let light pass through the moissanite instead of the bezel setting, which covers more of the moissanite’s top surface.

Proper Maintenance

If moissanite is not cleaned regularly, it isn’t going to sparkle. It’s likely to be the easiest and least costly option. Cleaning your moissanites will enhance their sparkle and shine.

Sparkle Vs. Brilliance Vs. Fire

Moissanite is renowned for its amazing brilliance, sparkle, and fire. Scintillation is an optical phenomenon that makes the moissanite flash or sparkle when you and your band move around in the luminescence. Scintillation changes as light and with the movement of it creates a lively and sparkling effect.

The brilliance of a stone is an amount of light reflecting back into the stone’s crown and creating the appearance of shine and brightness. Fire is the term used to describe the vivid dispersion of light that happens as light passes through the stone and breaks into its spectrum of shades.

A stone’s cut, its clarity, and the size of a moissanite gemstone can dramatically affect its brilliance, sparkle, and fire. When buying a moissanite ring It is essential to take into consideration these aspects to ensure you get an excellent and shining stone.

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Ring Size Guide

ring size guide
ring size guide

This is a chart that will be extremely helpful for you to determine the ring size that you need. You can either make use of a tape or a small piece of string to measure the area that will be occupied by the ring. When it becomes a complete circle, make a mark on such string. This will be helpful for you to compare with the chart that is mentioned below.

Inside Dia. Inside Circ. Size
14.1 44.2 3 F 44 4.25
14.5 45.5 3.5 G 45.5 5.5
14.9 46.8 4 H 47 6.75
15.3 48 4.5 I 48 8
15.7 49.3 5 J-1/2 50 9.25
16.1 50.6 5.5 K-1/2 51 10.5
16.5 51.9 6 L-1/2 52 11.75
16.9 53.1 6.5 M-1/2 53 13.25
17.3 54.4 7 N-1/2 54 14.5
17.7 55.7 7.5 O-1/2 56 15.75
18.1 57 8 P-1/2 57 17
18.5 58.3 8.5 Q-1/2 58 18.25
19 59.5 9 R-1/2 60 19.5
19.4 60.8 9.5 S-1/2 61 20.75
19.8 62.1 10 T-1/2 62 22
20.2 63.4 10.5 U-1/2 63 23.25
20.6 64.6 11 V-1/2 64 24.75
21 65.9 11.5 W-1/2 66 26
21.4 67.2 12 X-1/2 67 27.25
21.8 68.5 12.5 Z 68 28.5
22.2 69.7 13 Z+1 70 29.75
22.6 71 13.5 Z+1.5 71 31
23 72.3 14 Z+2 72 32.25
23.4 73.5 14.5 Z+2.5 73.5 33.5
23.8 74.8 15 Z+3 75 34.75

Other Tips

1) Measure your finger in warm temperatures at the end of the day.

2) If your knuckle is a lot larger than the base of your finger, measure both the base of your finger and your knuckle and select a size between the two.

3) When considering a wide band, move up a size from your measurement, for comfort’s sake.