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Why should be a Moissanite Engagement Ring?

Updated: Apr 21, 2023

Discovered over 120 years ago, moissanite gems have come so far from being just silicon carbide. Today—because of its rarity—moissanite is lab grown with minimal environmental impact. Moissanites have been getting a lot of press lately and an increasing number of young couples are opting for this stone over diamonds. In spite of this spike in popularity, many people are still quite clueless as to what a moissanite actually is.

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Because of its durability, moissanite can be found in a variety of cuts, which give jewelry designers a plethora of options for moissanite engagement rings and other jewelry settings.

“Is Moissanite a Diamond?” Many people often ask this question from jewelers, requesting for a ‘moissanite diamond’ for their jewelry. Moissanite is not a diamond. Far from it. While it may look like a diamond, a moissanite and a diamond are very different in almost every aspect. Anyway, there are many reasons to love moissanite and using in an engagement ring.

1. Moissanite Is a Lab-Grown Diamond.

Moissanite is lab-grown which are not mined in the earth, therefore they are environmentally friendly and 100% conflict free. A lab-grown or lab-created diamond is a diamond grown in a controlled laboratory setting through processes that mimic the natural high heat and high-pressure conditions of Earth. Lab-grown diamonds are very similar to natural diamonds and can be fully formed in a few weeks rather than millions of years.

2. Affordable to use moissanite.

With moissanite, you can get a beautiful gemstone that is far less expensive than a diamond. This enables people to size up to a larger carat for their desired shape. “Oftentimes, they are excited to be able to get a diamond that is larger in size or higher in quality than they might have been able to with a natural diamond.

3. Moissanite is hard like a diamond

Moissanite is also incredibly tough, meaning that it does not easily chip or cleave. It can withstand high temperatures and still maintain its sparkle. Natural diamonds are formed in the Earth’s crust, while lab-grown diamonds are man-made. They've been around for over 20 years, however, it wasn't until the last five to seven years that lab diamonds have become jewelry grade. While diamonds are the hardest minerals on earth—scoring a 10 out of 10 on the scale of mineral hardness—moissanite is also rated very well in terms of hardness. Moissanite is rated 9.25 out of 10 on the hardness scale.

4. The Colorless of moissanite
They were improved and made “near colorless”. Upon looking at a natural diamond and lab-grown diamond side by side, there would be no way to tell which was which. Whatever your personal preference is for stone shape and size, you’ll be able to find a beautiful colorless moissanite to fit your tastes.

5. Shapes and sizes are like a diamond.
Moissanites can be cut into any common gemstone shape, but the most popular shape by far is the round brilliant cut. This classic cut tends to maximize the fire of the stone, and is also extremely versatile to wear. Other popular moissanite cuts are princess, marquise, pear, cushion, radiant and heart.

While moissanites are great in all types of jewelry, they are becoming popular as the center stone for engagement rings by many young couples. Moissanite is ideal for use in any type of jewelry and suits a range of styles. Whether you wish for a maximalist or a minimalist piece, moissanite can suit perfectly.


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