Falling in love is one of the most beautiful encounters you can experience. You may want to make it official now that you have met that special one. In that case, you need a form of commitment; but what kind? Here comes the question. Generally, you might opt for a diamond ring. However, if you are on a tight budget then this option is out of the window. But don’t press the panic button just yet.
Moissanite jewels provide value for your money, even if you have $400 mapped out for your engagement ring. Is that all there is to this precious jewel? Of course, there is so much you are yet to discover about the world of moissanite. So, kindly sit back, fasten your seatbelt as we commence this awesome adventure.
Welcome to the World of Moissanite
Moissanite is an ethical alternative gemstone to diamonds; the latter being linked to a gruesome past. Ethically conscious shoppers opt for the Silicon Carbide (SiC) naturally occurring compound as they don’t have to deal with unethical baggage. So where does that leave lab-grown diamonds since they are not traditionally mined? Of course, these gemstones are devoid of unethical manufacturing processes. However, they are quite expensive as well. Moissanites give you the right value without you emptying your life savings or breaking a bank.
Moissanites Vs Diamonds
When placed side by side, diamonds and moissanite share similarities that are hard to decipher with the naked eye. You will need a jewel expert and tools to tell them apart. However, that is where their bonds end. On closer inspection, moissanite reflects a spectrum of light 2.4 times more than its counterpart. This optical quality stems from the gemstone’s double refraction properties, compared to the diamond’s single refraction properties.
Another area worth considering is the gemstone’s toughness. Of course, diamonds are forever because they are the toughest minerals on Earth. They score a staggering 10 point on the Mohs Hardness Scale. However, moissanite gemstones are in no way lacking in this area. They are .5-point shy of sitting on par with the diamonds, scoring 9.5. As such, your moissanite engagement ring or diamond ring will last you a lifetime, without cracks, scratches, or chips. Even when handled by a careless jeweller, your precious jewel will remain intact, which can’t be said of for the likes of emeralds, rubies, and CZs.
Moissanite comes in several colour options, ranging from green to yellow. You can also select the ideal cut for your engagement ring. Here are some of the available options: round brilliant, oval, radiant, cushion, emerald, heart, square brilliant, and trillion. A jewel’s cut is important in optimizing its “fire.” Hence, jewellers take extreme precaution when cutting the gemstone.
Pairing Your Gemstone with the Right Ring Band
To bring out the beauty of your gemstone, you will need the right setting. So choose the appropriate ring band to complement the gemstone. Yellow gold, rose gold, and white gold colours are all good choices. Titanium ring bands, like your precious diamond, look amazing and last long. Discuss your choices with your jeweller, like the right gemstone colours. Green, red, and purple are common options among jewel shoppers. Others will appreciate the classic diamond appearance and cost. Whatever your choice is, moissanite has you covered.