Order processing takes 1-2 business days after the time of purchase. Orders are processed Monday- Friday. Orders that are placed on weekends and Holidays are processed the next business day.
All items by Luxe Gemmes are made to order and undergo a high level of handmade craftsmanship during the production process. Production averages 7-12 business days. (Monday - Sunday is 5 business days, we do not make items on weekends). Please be advised that larger 4 and 5 carat center stone pieces may require increased production time. Crushed Ice is considered *Special Order*.
**We do NOT ship to PO Boxes **
FREE Express ShippingUpon completion of production, your order will be shipped FULLY INSURED via Express 1-3 Day Shipping. All domestic and international packages will require signature confirmation. Orders ship Monday through Friday only. **Please keep Shipping Timeline in mind when placing your order**
FREE International ShippingWe currently ship internationally to most countries worldwide. Your order will ship FULLY INSURED. Please 7-10 business days for delivery. Please note that you may incur customs duties and taxes on the items you purchase, and these fees are not charged or calculated by Luxe Gemmes, LLC. Customers are responsible for all import taxes, customs, tariffs, excises and other governmental fees associated with their merchandise. Such customs fees, if applicable, are generally paid directly to your national government or postal service at the time of delivery. Luxe Gemmes has no involvement in foreign customs policies and has no ability to predict possible customs fees for merchandise sent outside the USA.
This is a more traditional cut stone. The type and number of facets within the brilliant cut moissanite stone is optimized to refract the most light, and therefore sparkle the most. Light will go down into the centre of the stone, reflect a couple times (off the facets), and come back out through the stone. This is the most efficient way for light to travel and as a result, the facets and sparkle are clear and bright.
Crushed Ice Cut
With a crushed ice moissanite stone, there are many more facets within the pavilion of the stone and each facet has a different angle which gives off that crushed ice effect. Light will go into the centre of the stone and will often bounce all over the place. Sometimes it will reflect multiple times inside the stone, sometimes it will exit instead of bouncing back up. So, in short - it doesn't reflect the light as 'brilliantly'. However, it is beautiful and many believe moissanite looks even more like a diamond with this cut.
Which Should I Choose?
Well, if you’re after a stone with the most sparkle and clearly defined facets, a brilliant cut is the best option. If you’re wanting a more subtle sparkle, perhaps crushed ice is the better option for you. And when it comes to cushions, ovals and pears - if your goal is to have the most diamond like alternative, perhaps consider the crushed ice faceting as this will be the most similar in appearance to a diamond gemstone.
It's all about personal preference. Our Luxe Gemmes stones have been cut to perfection, are DEF colorless and VVS1 clarity, meaning whichever you choose you’ll have the highest quality moissanite stone in your beautiful ring. **Please note crushed Ice stones are special order, may require additional production time and are not eligible for refund.