NEO Moissanite

NEO Moissanite - What is It?
Simply put, NEO is another brand of moissanite created using the same chemical compound, silicon carbide.

It has very similar, if not the same, physical and optical attributes as other moissanite brands which are listed below.

Refractive Index: Higher than Diamond (The higher, the more sparkle.)
Hardness: Moh's Scale of 9.25 to 9.5 (Diamond is the highest at 10)

Like many other moissanite brands, it is a great diamond alternative option.

NEOs are available in multiple shapes and sizes (round, cushion, oval, pear, trillion, square, heart, radiant, emerald) and falls within both the "colorless" and "near-colorless" grading scale as well.

- Cut Types & Color Grades -

NEO Round Brilliant Cut

The moissanite brilliant is the original cut of moissanite which is faceted to maximize the light dispersion and symmetry of the stone. Silicon carbide of moissanite has a higher refractive index than carbon of diamond; therefore, moissanite cutters can maximize its optical properties by cutting it as a moissanite brilliant cut rather than a diamond cut.

In short, if you wish to have more sparkle then go with this cut.

NEO Round Diamond Cut

The Moissanite NEO Round Diamond Cut is faceted to tone down the natural high dispersion of moissanite and maximize symmetry. This cut is to reflect a closer "look and feel" to that of natural diamond cuts. It will generally have a higher crown like that of a diamond along with other significant diamond cut proportions.

In short, if you wish to have a NEO that looks closer to a diamond cut then go with this stone.
NEO Round Moissanite in 2 Cut Types & 2 Color Grades