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Colorless vs Near Colorless Moissanite

Moissanite Color Grading 

Let's start out with a brief lesson in color grading moissanite (I know, I hear ya, snooze, but bear with me), and then we'll get into which color gemstone is right for you.

Here’s a breakdown of the primary color ranges and the corresponding letter grades for moissanite:

  • White As All Hell: D, E, F
  • Almost As White As All Hell: G, H, I, J
  • Wee Smidge of Yellow:  K, L, M
  • Smidge More Yellow: N, O, P, Q, R, S
  • Yellow Ass Stones: S-Z

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Back in the day, moissanite was around a K-M in color, and it looked even warmer in dim lighting. In some lighting they even looked canary yellow or green! With the newer 4H crystalline polytype available (#GemNerd), now we are carrying colorless and near colorless moissanite that will blow your frickin' mind. Even D color moissanite is available now.

Here is a comparison video from Instagram, with a colorless moissanite compared to a near colorless one. Both beautiful, quite similar in color, hmm? I bet you thought an D-E-F color stone would look very different than a G-H-I color.

I'll bet, when you think of a colorless moissanite compared to a near colorless moissanite, (or diamond, as they are graded in the same way) they must look fairly different, amiright? I mean, it should be easy to see the difference between an F color stone right next to a G, especially since F is considered colorless, and G is near colorless. Check out the video just above, 3 of the stones are colorless, and one is near colorless. Can you tell the difference? #howaboutnope

The difference in color between an D-E-F colored moissanite compared to a G-H-I colored one is much smaller than most people realize. Which one is better? Well, that depends on you. Like, just as some women love a good man bun, and others just don't dig it, it's really all about how YOU feel. When it comes to what color moissanite you should choose, beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. Some people prefer a D color moissanite because they feel it's more beautiful. Others like a warmer stone, for it's old world feel, like a vintage cut diamond. There really is no right or wrong answer.

Feel free to ask us any questions you may have on stone color below! Read on to find out what is a moissanite anyway. We are here to help you zero in on your dream stone. Or two. We are also down with it if you'd like 4, or more...

And thus, we conclude our fascinating lesson on colorless vs near colorless moissanite. #ManBun Scroll down a bit for some FAQ's.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between colorless and near colorless moissanite?

Colorless moissanite is completely transparent and appears similar to a high-quality diamond, while near colorless moissanite has a slight yellow or gray tint that can be detected under certain lighting conditions.

How is moissanite graded for color?

Moissanite is graded on a color scale ranging from D (colorless) to K (light yellow). Colorless moissanite typically falls in the D-E-F range, while near colorless moissanite is usually in the G-H-I range.

Which color range should I go for, D-E-F or G-H-I?

It's totally personal preference. That said, we do find most people go for fully colorless moissanite (DEF) now that they are available.

Is one color range more diamond-like than the other?

In a word, no. All of our moissanite is crazy diamond-like, no matter what color you decide on.

Is colorless moissanite more expensive than near colorless moissanite?

Yes, colorless moissanite is typically more expensive than near colorless moissanite due to its rarity and its similarity to high-quality diamonds.

Which one is better, colorless or near colorless moissanite?

This depends on personal preference and budget. Some people prefer the completely transparent look of colorless moissanite, while others are happy with the slightly warmer tone of near colorless moissanite. Both options are good choices for an engagement ring or other piece of jewelry.
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