If you’re looking for the perfect engagement ring, you’ll know there’s a wonderful world of different cuts to choose from. While your final choice will come down to personal preference, did you know some shapes lend themselves better to different stones? And did you know that our moissanites can be cut in all the same shapes as diamonds?
Cut & Polish
Whether stones are lab-created or mined, they all start off in a raw state. Gem-cutters carefully examine each stone and decide which cut will best enhance its natural beauty, before the cutting and polishing can begin.
The intensity of a stone’s sparkle is created by three main things: reflection, refraction and dispersion. Reflection is when the light entering the gem is reflected off the internal angles and directed back out. As the refracted light exits the gem it creates the sparkle! The more light a stone reflects, the more brilliant the radiance.
Multi-faceted stones are cut at precise angles, with the stone flat on the top. The angles and shapes refract the light creating the sparkles.
We Love Moissanites
Although moissanites may look similar to diamonds at first glance, they’re a totally different stone – diamonds are made from carbon, while moissanites are made of pure silicon carbide, a very rare, natural mineral.
Moissanites give off gorgeous, fiery, rainbow flashes in their sparkle and they’re even ranked higher on the refractive index than diamonds. As moissanites are a natural stone, the cut enhances its specific natural brilliance, so each one is truly unique.
The two basic gem stone cuts are Step and Brilliant. Brilliant cut is the more complicated design, created to enhance maximum refraction, while a step cut is more simple and ideally suitable for a stone with excellent clarity, to show off the stone's natural beauty.
Brilliant cut stones have around 58 angled facets, resulting in maximum brilliance. While a step cut has a series of parallel lines, forming ‘steps’ and are a more subtle shape, enhancing the clarity and colour of a gem.
Cushion or pillow
These are some of the more popular styles of stone shapes and cuts that we supply – so select your cut to suit your stone and personal style!