Recently in the gemstone industry moissanite has become extremely popular as a diamond alternative. Moissanite has been called the synthetic diamond because it is so similar to diamond.
Unlike cubic zirconia moissanite is not a mass produced cheap looking stone, they are just as intricate as real diamonds while still costing as much as 75 percent less.
However, many are asking, What is The Reason For The Rainbow Effect In Moissanite? And Does Moissanite Have a Rainbow Effect on All Stones?
Main reason for rainbow reflection in Moissanite
Firstly Lets Discuss Why!
Light that is reflected from the stone often looks colorful like a rainbow because when the light enters the stone it is separated into all the different colors that make up light. So when it is reflected back out of the stone it appears colorful.
What does that mean? It means that when light hits the stone, a stone with higher refraction will reflect more of the light back out to anyone who is looking at it. Instead of letting the light pass through the stone.
Dispersion is the stone's ability to separate the light that hits the stone; when light comes in it is white light and then is separated into all the different colors that make up light. A stone with more dispersion will separate the light more so the light that is reflected is more colorful.
So Essentially because Moissanite has a perfect cut since they are Lab Made it allows more light to reflect off which can give off that rainbow effect.
Not All Moissanite Has A Rainbow Effect
Not all moissanite is created equally so make sure to buy from a trusted retailer. There is higher quality and lower quality moissanite just like with diamond and just like with diamonds you can really tell the difference between the two.
Super Premium Moissanite will not give of the rainbow effect that many are asking and seeing in moissanite.
You can Purchase a High Quality Moissanite stone or Engagement ring with No Rainbow Effect From The Ring Pal.