Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Gemstone
Choosing the perfect moissanite stone involves more than just size and cut; the colour of the gemstone plays a crucial role in its overall appearance and brilliance. Our Moissanite Stone Colour Chart is designed to help you understand the nuances of moissanite colours, so you can make an informed decision for your next piece of jewellery.
Why Colour Matters in Moissanite Stones
The colour of a moissanite stone can significantly impact its brilliance and how it interacts with various lighting conditions. Understanding the colour grading system can help you select a stone that complements both your skin tone and the metal of the jewellery setting.
Understanding DEF and GH Colour Ranges
At Moissanite SA, we specialize in offering gemstones in the DEF and GH colour ranges, the most popular options in South Africa.
DEF Colour Range
Stones in the DEF range are considered colourless and offer pristine brilliance. They are comparable to diamonds graded D, E, or F, making them an excellent choice for those seeking a near-perfect gemstone.
GH Colour Range
The GH range offers slightly warmer tones but still maintains a high level of brilliance. These stones are ideal for those who prefer a gemstone with a bit of character without sacrificing quality.
Visual Guide to Moissanite Colours
To help you better understand the differences between these colour ranges, we've included a visual moissanite stone colour chart below:
Images and stone colour chart are copyright Moissanite SA
Screens and lighting, as well as our eyes, perceive colours differently. Therefore, it's crucial to note that the colours displayed on this stone colour chart are only an approximation and are intended for comparison purposes only. They may not accurately represent the exact range of colours as described or shown visually. The chart's purpose is to provide a broad demonstration of colour comparisons.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How Are Moissanite Colours Graded?
Moissanite colours are graded similarly to diamonds, using a letter-based system that ranges from D (colourless) to Z (light yellow or brown).
How Do Moissanite Colours Compare to Diamonds?
Moissanite stones in the DEF range are almost indistinguishable from high-grade diamonds, making them a cost-effective alternative.
What Colour Moissanite Is Best for My Jewellery?
The best colour depends on your personal preference and the type of metal used in the jewellery setting. DEF colours generally look stunning in white gold or platinum settings, while GH colours complement yellow and rose gold.