Recently, I was able to make a minimalist but appealing princess-cut moissanite ring for engagement purposes. The design entails a combination of round lab-made diamond stones and a one-carat princess cut moissanite center stone.
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You may not have heard about moissanite, but moissanite rings and jewelry have quickly become a favorite for many especially as a substitute for diamond engagement rings. In this read, we are going to focus on the benefits of moissanite and why you should consider it as a gift for that special someone.
The Advantages of Moissanite
As mentioned above, moissanite is one of the most popular diamond substitutes for engagement rings. That’s because it offers a wide array of advantages that you may not have been known about. That being said, let’s delve in:
(i) It is Lab-Grown
One of the best things about moissanite is that it is entirely made in the lab. Unlike diamonds, it is not mined and thus conflict-free and environmentally friendly. This is a huge benefit if, like most people, you’re looking to reduce your carbon footprint.
Moissanite is a gemstone that is just as appealing as a diamond but goes for a fraction of the cost. Why spend a fortune while you can get the same results? Moissanite is lovely and even more sparkling than diamond.
(iii) Just as Hard
While the diamond is known to be the hardest material on the planet, scoring a 10 on the Mohs scale, moissanite comes in at a close second with a rating of 9.25. But why is this important? Well, this hardness shows how well a gemstone will hold up over the years. With rings constantly experiencing bumps and bruises, it makes sense to get a stone that is hard and durable.
(iv) Numerous Shapes and Sizes
Moissanite comes in varying shapes and sizes. Regardless of your preference, you will come across an appealing moissanite ring that matches your tastes and needs.
(V) Moissanite is Now Colorless
Moissanites used to give off a little yellow tint and later improved to become near colorless. However, the improvements did not stop there. The premier manufacturer of this gemstone, Charles and Colvard, recently introduced a true colorless gem referred to as the Forever One Moissanite.
With such improvements, you should be able to get a stone that is not only appealing but accentuates your tastes.
Combining Lab Diamonds and Moissanite- The Best of Both Worlds
There is something much more appealing about mixing lab-diamond accent stones with a moissanite center one. They are radiant and appealing to many and are a go-to for most of our engagement rings.
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The above-featured ring is a minimalist engagement one with a 1.3mm band. There used to be a time when we couldn’t make anything thinner than 2mm when making engagement rings, and there was a time when people rarely knew about moissanite. Fortunately, things have taken a more exhilarating direction.
Lastly, the best thing about getting a moissanite engagement ring is knowing that you do not need to get into the tradition of purchasing a mined diamond. You can get a lab-made beautiful ring for your soon-to-be spouse and save a fortune in the process.
1. What is the average cost of an engagement ring made of moissanite?
A custom moissanite ring will set you back between $600 and $2500. Of course, the final price will depend on an array of factors.
2. Can you tell the difference between moissanite and diamond?
Yes, if you have a trained eye. However, this isn’t a deal-breaker. Moissanite disperses and reflects light differently and is actually more brilliant compared to diamond.
3. Is it possible to upgrade a moissanite center to diamond?
Absolutely! Engagement rings nowadays allow for an easy swap of the center stone. Whether it is for a lab diamond or bigger moissanite, the possibilities are endless.
You can get a custom engagement that matches your tastes and budget. We are here to help, feel free to reach out!