Moissanite is Cut To Maximize Fire & Brilliance Unlike diamonds which are most commonly cut to maximize carat weight, Moissanite gemstones are cut and faceted to maximize the superior fire and brilliance of the gemstone. The ideal Moissanite cut patterns were established after years of studying the angles of light refraction through Moissanite. The Moissanite gems are faceted to take full advantage of the crystal's inherent superior fire and brilliance.
Also known as a “step cut”, the emerald shape Moissanite is less fiery with its step like appearance which gives it a classy appeal. The Emerald shape consists of 57 facets: 25 on the crown and 32 on its pavilion.