In the world of rings there are styles and trends that come and go. However, one trend that looks set to stay put is the use of moissanite as a center or accent stone, particularly as an alternative to diamond.
Moissanite comes from silicon carbide, a naturally occurring mineral. Although a clear stone, the jewel has a beautiful fire to it with colored flashes of light running through its surface. It’s therefore no surprise that jewelers and customers alike are seeing the appeals of the gemstone.
Here’s what you need to know about buying a moissanite ring.
Moissanite Engagement Rings
Due to its similarity to diamond, many are choosing moissanite as an alternative to traditional diamond engagement rings. Moissanite allows brides to have something a little different to the usual without compromising on the precious look of the stones. Moissanite engagement rings have more of a rainbow-like quality when they sparkle in the light which means that are very eye-catching and unique, but they still make for a very convincing alternative to diamond.
They are also very strong and durable, and safe to wear daily for many, many years.
The moissanite used in engagement rings can be grown in a lab, so this is a nice touch for eco-conscious brides who are concerned about sustainability and ethical questions surrounding the diamond industry.
Moissanite vs Diamond
So how exactly does moissanite differ from diamond? As mentioned, one of the main differences is that most moissanites are lab grown since natural moissanite is extremely hard to come by, and the natural crystals are also very small. Diamonds can be lab grown or mined, which means shoppers have a little more choice there.
In addition, a key difference between the stones is the price. Moissanite is much more affordable than diamond, and it can cost as little as one tenth of a diamond of the same carat and clarity. This means that customers can have the same beautiful look of diamond on a larger scale and will likely have more flexibility in terms of design.
Price point aside, the two precious stones have many similarities too. While diamonds may be the strongest stone in the world, moissanites are not far behind, making them a great alternative as they are durable enough for everyday wear in items such as engagement rings. Their appearance is also very similar and unless you are a trained expert, it is incredibly hard to tell the difference between the two gemstones and this is one of the reasons why so many are choosing moissanite as an alternative.
Meet Best Brilliance – Specialists in Moissanite Rings
We know that moissanite rings both look great and can be a more affordable alternative to diamonds, so the only question left is where to buy them.
A great place to start is with Best Brilliance. Best Brilliance is an online jeweler who specializes in handcrafted pieces and moissanite is one of their most popular stones. It can often be hard to find moissanite rings on the high street, so they offer a fantastic range of pieces with something to suit every style and budget. Allow Best Brilliance to provide you with a moissanite engagement ring full of sparkle and shine and even better have it delivered straight to your door.