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Super Ideal Cut Moissanites: Part 2 Refractive Index

Super Ideal Cut Moissanites: Part 2 Refractive Index 0

While moissanite is a very diamond looking material there are certain gemological features about them that distinctly separate it from diamond.  Two of those distinct features that separate it from diamond are ... 

  • The fact that it is doubly refractive as opposed to singly refractive and
  • Moissanites have a higher refractive index than diamond does.