Moisanite rings are having a moment. Yes, you heard us right. Moissanite is a favorite alternative to diamonds. Although this rare, naturally occurring stone has been around for some time, it is now in a golden age and we are not mad at it. We’re not sure if you are interested in moissanite because of its environment, sparkle, or savings. Here’s how to determine if moissanite rings are right for your partner.
What is a moissanite, exactly?
The first moissanite was discovered in 1893 by a meteorite that crashed in Arizona. It contained microscopic silicon carbide particles. The moissanite on the market today is a simulant to diamonds. Moissonite engagement rings can be made to look like a diamond. They do a great job at that. They have some really cool properties and are now being considered a legitimate jewelry option, not just temporary fixes.
This intergalactic moissanite band shows off its extraordinary sparkle. Customize your moissanite ring!The faceting patterns of moissanite and diamonds are the biggest visual difference besides sparkle, as you can see from these two princess cut examples!
What is the difference in moissanite from lab-grown diamond?
Simulants of diamonds are designed to look like natural diamonds, including the sparkle, brilliance and beauty. Moissanite, however, is a completely different gem than lab-grown diamonds, which are chemically and physically identical to natural, mined diamonds. Can anyone tell the difference between moissanite & diamond? Yes, it’s possible. You may be surprised to know that moissanite has more sparkle than diamond. Moissanite may be the right choice for you if you like sparkle and lots rainbow flash.
Why would you want a moissanite band?
Moissanite, a Mohs scale 9.25, is almost as hard as diamond. This means that a moissanite band is extremely durable and suitable for everyday wear. It is also much more affordable than similar-sized diamonds, at about a tenth the price. It sparkles. You’ll see more rainbow flash with it than you would with a diamond. It has a refractive index that is higher than diamond’s. Moissanite grown in a laboratory is more durable than a mined one.
This moissanite ring set still retains its amazing fire!
Moissanite is more uniformly cut than diamonds, so rather than shopping by carat weight, people frequently shop by millimeter measurements.
Why should you not get a moissanite band?
Moissanite rings don’t look like diamonds. They will never be. If you are looking for a diamond, but fear the price tag, you can look into a lab-grown diamond. These are still high quality diamonds but for a substantial savings. This is half the price, people. Lab-grown diamonds are now available in a variety of stunning options. You can choose from shape, size, color and clarity.
Do moissanite engagement rings last?
Moisanite rings are similar to lab-created diamonds in that they have come a long ways over the past decade. You’ll find two distinct classes of moissanite rings, the most notable being when it comes to color. Classic moissanite, also known as the old-school crew, will be yellowish-green in color. It is similar to an H-I color-graded diamond. Newer, colorless, or near-colorless moissanite like those from Charles and Colvard will look closer to a colourless diamond. It is important to ensure that your moissanite has been properly cut. The side view will show that it has a double reflective quality. This will make it appear like your facets have been doubled up.
What is the difference in size between diamond and moissanite?
Carat weight is something you should be aware of when shopping for a moissanite band. Carat is the traditional measurement for diamonds. Moissanite is a lighter-weight raw material than diamond, so it will not be the exact same size for the same weight carat. It will actually be larger! You will find more moissanite if you look at the carat weights. We know this is confusing. You can use the stone’s dimensions in millimeters to get a reference point that will help you know exactly what you are getting.
Which setting is best for a moissanite-based engagement ring?
You shouldn’t fall in love with just any ring setting to match your moissanite centre stone. Most ring settings available on the market (and matching wedding bands, for that matter) are made with diamond side stones. This could lead to a ring that is inconsistent in appearance or a mismatch between your wedding and engagement rings. To make your ring look cohesive, match the center stone with side stones that are similar in color and sparkle.
Is moissanite really worth the money?
You would typically be restricted to the prices that the dealers and cutters put on the market when buying natural mined diamonds. This is usually dictated by the popular demand (since that’s what they know will sell). What if you need a specific shape or size stone? Moistanite is a great choice for getting exactly what you need. These lab-created gems can be customized to suit almost any need. You can dream to your heart’s delight.