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:
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
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! With the newer 4H crystalline polytype available (#GemNerd), now we are carrying near colorless and colorless moissanite that will blow your frickin' mind.
I'll bet, when you think of a colorless moissanite compared to a near colorless moissanite, 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 E-F colored moissanite compared to a G-H colored one is way 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 whiter stone 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! 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