Recently I had the opportunity to create a beautiful and minimalist princess cut moissanite engagement ring. The platinum design features the combination of a 1 carat princess cut moissanite center stone with round lab-diamond accent stones.
In this post we will talk about the benefits of using moissanite for an engagement ring. Find out why moissanite has quickly become a favorite among couples getting engaged.
The Benefits Of Moissanite
There are many reasons to love moissanite, Here are our top 5 benefits for using moissanite in an engagement ring!
#1. Moissanite is lab-grown.
What’s to love about lab-grown gemstones like moissanite? First and foremost, lab-grown stones are not mined in the earth, therefore they are environmentally friendly and 100% conflict free.
With moissanite, you can get a beautiful gemstone that is far less expensive than a diamond. Why go broke on a diamond when it’s the symbolism that counts? Not to mention, they are just as lovely. (For pricing, contact us!)
#3. Moissanite is “hard” like a diamond.
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!
Why is this important? Well hardness is an indication of how well a stone will hold up over the years. Moissanite is near the top!
#4. Moissanite is now colorless.
Not too long ago, moissanites gave off a bit of yellow tint. Later, they were improved and made “near colorless”. It didn’t stop there! Charles and Colvard, the premiere manufacturer of moissanite, recently introduced a true colorless stone known as the “Forever One” moissanite. See how they compare to the older stones.
By default, Modern Goldsmith always uses colorless moissanite in our engagement rings.
#5. Many shapes and sizes.
Moissanite is made in many different shapes and sizes! Whatever your personal preference is for stone shape and size, you’ll be able to find a beautiful colorless moissanite to fit your tastes.
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The best of both worlds—combining moissanite and lab diamonds.
There is something stunning about combining a moissanite center stone with lab-diamond accent stones. They are a beautiful and radiant combination. This is usually our go-to method when creating custom engagement rings.
To view moissanite engagement rings currently for sale, visit our shop!
The ring featured above is a minimalist engagement ring with a thin 1.3 millimeter band. 1.3 millimeters is very thin band! There used to be a time when I would rarely make anything thinner than a 2 millimeters when designing an engagement ring. There was also a time where nobody knew what moissanite was, either. Things are heading in a new and exciting direction.
Finally, the greatest benefit to using moissanite for an engagement ring (in our opinion) is knowing that you don’t need to fall into the tradition of buying a mined diamond!
You can create a beautiful ring that works for you and your partner, and save a lot of money in the process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: “What is the average cost of a moissanite engagement ring?”
A: The average cost of a custom moissanite engagement ring is $800 to $2,400. There are many factors that make up a final price! Get a free quote.
Q: “Can you tell the difference between diamond and moissanite?”
A: To the trained eye, yes you can! However this is not a bad thing. Moissanite reflects light differently than a diamond does. Moissanite is actually more brilliant than a diamond.
Q: “Can I upgrade my moissanite for a diamond later?”
A: If you so desire, absolutely! Most engagement rings can accommodate swapping out the center stone. Whether it be for a larger moissanite or a lab-diamond. There are many possibilities!