Why Moissanite Engagement Rings Are Worth Your Money

Posted on 17 August 2020

Learn more about Moissanite diamond simulants and why they are worth adding to your jewelry collection.

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A Moissanite stone is a silicon carbide-made diamond alternative. This crystal looks so much like a diamond that it’s hard to tell the difference between them to the naked eye. So if you want to achieve the look of a real diamond engagement ring, but are on a tight budget a Moissanite engagement ring is an affordable alternative. 

Moissanite stones are not fake diamonds, in fact, they were also mined like diamonds. They are incredibly rare, naturally-occurring gems, Moissanites are grown in labs, just like opals, sapphires, emeralds, and other rare crystals to be more readily available to the mass jewelry market.

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Why is it called a Moissanite?

Moissanite was discovered by a French scientist named Henri Moissan in 1893. He found it in the crater that was left behind by a meteor. 

Why are Moissanite diamond simulant rings a safer alternative?

Because Moissanites are lab-grown, there is no need for traditional mining. Creating these gemstones in the lab has a minimal environmental impact and leaves a smaller carbon footprint making moissanite the perfect engagement ring option for eco-conscious couples.

Are Moissanite rings as brilliant as diamond rings?

Moissanites have a different faceting pattern, so they give off a different kind of brilliance. Moissanite stones exhibit fiery, rainbow flashes when hit with light. This is because these stones have a higher refractive index than diamonds. Moissanite stones are generally lab created to be as close to flawless as possible and are the equivalent to a “D Flawless” rating when compared to a GIA diamond. This makes them dazzling center stone options for any type of fine jewelry and engagement ring.

Are Moissanites durable?

On the Mohs scale, 9.25 is Moissanite's score, which makes it one of the hardest crystal on earth. With that said, Moissanite rings can withstand prolonged wear, making them ideal as an engagement ring center stone that will be worn daily.

Are Moissanite rings cheaper?

A Moissanite diamond alternative is less expensive per carat than a mined diamond. It is significantly priced lower than a diamond, and the cost of these crystals varies based on their sizes. Moissanite engagement rings are perfect affordable alternatives to overly expensive diamond options.

Where can you shop affordable Moissanite fashion rings?

Moissanite jewelry is trending in the market and is still relatively new, so not all jewelry shops may have these pieces available at the moment. However, at Eternal Sparkles, you can find an elegant Moissanite jewelry collection that includes stunning engagement rings, sparkly earrings, and trendy fashion rings.

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