SHAPES THAT SHINE
Moissanite is such an amazing discovery. It is becoming increasingly popular and it is not only beautiful to look at, it is super budget-friendly.
The fact that Moissanite is created within a lab means that it is also very customisable – and what’s better than to have an engagement ring that is made just for you.
Here is a list of the shapes available:
These are the top 8 available shapes – but you could also look at Trillion and Marquise as shapes that are a little less ordinary.
WHICH MOISSANITE SHAPE WILL YOU CHOOSE?
Now that you know the names of the top Moissanite gemstone shapes, let us take a little deeper look at them and find out what makes each one unique – just like you.
Round Moissanite cut gemstones are also referred to as brilliant-cut. This shape of stone makes up the majority of Moissanite available and is definitely the most well known. It is also often referred to as the most expensive cut, but in fact this is not true. The brilliant-cut is just one of 5 different types available, and the price tag really depends on which of these you choose.
The symmetry of the oval make it a very popular cut and the 70 facets showcase the oval cuts timeless beauty. The oval cut also elongates the fingers, so it can actually change the way a fingers shape or length appears.
A cushion-cut Moissanite is one of the oldest cuts available. It is the perfect mix between a round and a square cut. It sparkles beautifully and fits really well in a more vintage setting. Also a very popular cut, especially when looking at Moissanite.
The princess-cut is quite befitting for a princes – just the way any women should feel on her wedding day. This cut was developed by Arpad Nagy in London during 1961. It was one of the first cuts to combine the regular round cut with a step cut design.
This cut is more elongated and it includes a slight step-cut design to the finished product. It was first created by Henry Grossbard in 1977. It is wonderful if you want the brilliance of a round cut with something a little more cutting edge.
The pear shape stone is truly something to behold. It is the perfect combination of the marquise and oval and the facets and sparkle it displays is just perfect. This particular shape is really great in a white gold or sterling silver setting that is more modern and sophisticated.
One of the original step cuts, the emerald Moissanite cut derives its name because of how emeralds were cut and prepared many years ago. It is definitely the more elegant and regal of the cuts and will do well in a yellow gold, vintage setting. Although this cut may not sparkle as much, it definitely has the clarity of a Moissanite like no other.
The asscher cut is very similar to an emerald cut Moissanite, only real difference is that it takes on a more square appearance and has more facets, thereby making it a more sparkly cousin if you will. This cut has a very vintage feel and would therefore fit well in such a setting.