Moissanite Engagement Rings
There is no denying that Moissanite Engagement Rings are on the rise. With many young couples searching for Diamond alternatives and putting a lot of research into the best alternative there is no wonder there has been a major increase in Moissanite and Lab Grown Diamond sales.
Moissanites have an attractive price point, ethical origins and low environmental impacts and have quickly become some of the best Diamond alternatives available.
At a fraction of the price Moissanites can be anywhere from 5 – 15% the cost of its natural Diamond counterpart. The fact that they are significantly better priced than Diamonds is only one part of the appeal. In recent years technology and advancements regarding production and manufacture have made leaps and bounds.
Moissanites are looking good. The colour and cut as well as the clarity of the stones have improved drastically with the improvement of production techniques. The Round Brilliant especially rivals most lower grade Diamonds. The colour and clarity can now be produced in true D and VVS, meaning they are bright white and crystal clear something that you would need to pay a premium to get in a natural Diamond, even in a Lab Grown.
But do they last? Do they get cloudy over time? No way. Moissanites sit on 9.25 on the Moh’s scale of hardness compared to a Diamonds 10, meaning they are very hard and scratch resistant. Does this mean you can wield your ring like a hammer? Unfortunately no but it does mean that Moissanites are just as tough. They also remain clear as they are a gemstone in their own right, unlike CZ stones which are often made from much cheaper plastics. So with regular cleaning and maintenance, your Moissanite should last a lifetime.
We couldn’t not mention the fact that they are 100% ethically sourced as they as lab created their origins can be traced. This has been a huge concern for young couples who want to ensure their Engagement Ring has not come from a conflict region. As they are not mined, they have a low environmental footprint. With so much uncertainty around the world concerning the ethical treatment of miners and the impact mining is having on the environment its always reassuring to know these aren’t a concern when shopping for a Moissanite Engagement Ring.
So where should you buy your Moissanite Engagement Ring from? Its always important to consider buying from a reputable Jeweller. Someone that has a great deal of knowledge regarding Moissanites as well as Jewellery and someone who has a strong social media presence so you can see other designs or recently completed items Choosing a Jeweller who has a guarantee and a warranty policy is a must.