Moissanite’s characteristic sparkle is more than just a show of beauty – it’s a testament to the superior science behind the jewel, boasting more fire, brilliance and luster than any gemstone on earth. This is not merely a sales line, but a scientific and quantifiable fact.
Moissanite is known for its high refractive index of 2.65, which is notably higher than diamond, sapphire, CZ and other gemstones known to be very brilliant. Brilliance is the flashes of white light exiting the top and sides of a gemstone. The higher the refractive index of a gemstone, the more brilliance the jewel emits. Moissanite’s superior refractive index makes Moissanite the most brilliant fine gemstone on earth.
Moissanite’s fire, the flashes of colored light, is even more impressive, being more than twice that of a diamond.
Luster is the amount of light that is reflected back to the observer from the surface of the gemstone. In addition to superior fire and brilliance, Moissanite has 18% greater luster than a diamond and 50% greater luster than CZ.