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.
A round, brilliant cut is the most famous and the most common cut in the industry. Moissanite cutters have used innovative scientific theories of light reflection and detailed mathematical calculations to boost its fire and brilliance. A round cut Moissanite has 58 surfaces divided between its crown, girdle and pavilion and a distinctive ratio between 1.00 and 1.02 that brings about an all-out shine, sparkles the most and is the most expensive.