Moissanite Engagement Rings

Moissanite engagement rings are much cheaper than diamond solitaire engagement rings, and are slowly adding to the list of diamond alternative engagement rings.

Moissanite engagement ring

These days, people are increasingly opting for affordable engagement rings looking beautiful and quite different from regular diamond solitaire engagement rings.

It's not just the money value, your engagement ring is symbol of your lifelong commitment to your love. The most important thing is your love and commitment towards your partner. An expensive engagement ring is not necessarily the true judge of how deep your relationship is with your mate..

Is Moissanite a fake diamond?

Moissanite is a naturally occurring mineral (silicon carbide).

It is named after Nobel Prize winner Dr Ferdinand Henri Moissan who discovered this mineral in Arizona in 1893.

It occurs naturally, but due to its rarity it is created artificially to fulfill its demand. Read more about Moissanite.

No, you are not buying a fake diamond; you are buying a mineral that looks similar to diamond. You won’t call a less expensive yellow topaz a fake yellow sapphire, will you? So, why terming a moissanite as "fake diamond"? Just consider it as original.

Is Moissanite Engagement Ring the right choice for me?

Less Expensive: Do you have some other expenses in your mind and won’t be able to spend too much on an engagement ring? Then moissanite ring should be your choice. However, you will find cubic zirconia engagement ring cheaper than moissanite varieties.

High Brilliance: It has more brilliance than diamond and cubic zirconia (CZ). The refractive index (the degree to which incident ray of light bends upon entering the stone) of diamond is 2.42nm, of CZ it's 2.15 - 2.18nm and of moissanite it's 2.648 – 2.691nm. Thus, moissanite has more brilliance and fire than diamond and CZ.

Creative: By choosing a moissanite stone you save on the stone. This allows you to spend an extra amount on band. You can personalize the ring and create your own engagement ring and you can make it a handmade unique engagement ring.

Antique and Contemporary moissanite engagement rings

Antique (left) and Contemporary (right)

Conflict-free: When you buy a moissanite engagement ring, you don’t have to worry about it being a conflict stone. With the awareness of conflict diamonds, nowadays people are looking for diamond alternative engagement rings that are not associated with violence and human rights violations.

Things to Remember

  • Like any other gemstone, no two moissanites are same. 4 Cs (cut, color, clarity, and carat) should be considered when purchasing moissanite, and value of stone will depend on these factors.
  • Moissanite can be slightly green or gray rather than colorless, especially in bright daylight. So, make sure to examine the moissanite you are considering under variety of lighting conditions.
  • There are varieties of moissanite rings available in the market. Various jewelers (both online and retail stores) are offering moissanite jewelry. But, when purchasing online, you should know pros and cons of Online Jewelry Buying. Read reviews of the different companies in order to find the one that matches your criteria.
  • Moissanite jewelry should come with a warranty and the company should stand by their policy. So, you must check store's return policy before purchasing.
  • Don’t fake moissanite engagement rings as if it’s real diamond engagement ring. Discuss it with your love and explain her about moissanite. I’m sure she will value your feelings more than the money you have spent on her engagement ring.

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