While shopping for any jewelry piece requires keeping various variables in mind, such as the event and your outfit, picking a proposal ring demands more consideration. Engagement rings encompass your love, adoration, and a lifetime of promises and are a testament to how well you know your partner. You’d want to get down on one knee with a ring symbolizing an eternity together, and moissanite rings are lovely engagement companions. Purchasing a ring from Diamondrensu’s handpicked selection of unique engagement rings is an excellent choice.
Guide 101 of shopping for an engagement ring begins with understanding every facet to make a purchase you will not regret. When selecting a ring for an engagement, you should consider its price, durability, sparkle, clarity, origin, and maintenance. Narrowing down a list of variables to consider allows you to compare stones and make an informed decision. Moissanite is a stunning gemstone that creates an aura of elegance and romance. However, every stone has pros and cons, and even a stone as splendid as moissanite is not an exception to the rule.
Pros of Moissanite Engagement Rings
#1 Moissanite is Ethically Sourced
Buying a moissanite ring is guilt-free in two ways: ethically and financially. Every moissanite ring that hits the market can proudly boast of a unique origin story and an ethical production process — something that does not stand true for most stones, including many diamonds. Moissanite fell on Earth as a meteorite. Since it fell on Earth from outer space, obtaining moissanite has never involved scraping or using Earth’s natural sources. Unlike many diamonds, such as Earth-mined diamonds, which are acquired from Earth’s natural habitat, moissanite came from a rock crater.
Mining is crucial to many diamonds’ acquiring, production, and manufacturing process. Mining is a time-consuming activity that puts the natural landscape in danger and employs an additional workforce, who often work under dangerous conditions. Hence, not only do natural diamonds require extra labor, but they also harm the environment. On the other hand, a moissanite ring is synthetically sourced. Obtaining it naturally is challenging given its origin, so scientists manufacture it in laboratories. Lab-created moissanite stones are safe for the environment and don’t require extra labor, making them an ethical choice.
#2 Moissanite is Cheaper than Diamonds
Another guilt-free advantage of moissanite engagement rings, and one of their primary selling points, is that they are more affordable than diamond rings. With the festivities and celebrations that follow a proposal — the venue, cake, and party supplies — making room in your budget for an expensive engagement band might be tricky. Moissanite solves that problem for you. For a one-carat natural diamond, you would probably have to dish out a minimum of $3,000, whereas a moissanite gemstone of the same size as a one-carat diamond would cost around $1,000. Moissanite offers you a ring just as gorgeous, only at a more reasonable rate.
#3 Moissanite Sparkles More than Diamonds
A gemstone’s sparkle is determined by two qualities: brilliance and fire. A stone’s brilliance is its refractive index. When light passes through a gem, it breaks down into several components. The more parts it breaks down into, the more the stone sparkles. A moissanite ring sparkles more than diamond engagement rings and thus, has more color. For instance, a Vintage Style Engagement Ring, 2.3 TW Orange Cushion Rensu Cut Anniversary Gift Ring has a champagne-colored stone. Moissanite is double refractive; its refractive index is 2.6, whereas a diamond’s refractive index is 2.4.
Diamond’s brilliance would make other stones envious, and moissanite is the only gemstone in the same league as the diamond. Upon the refraction of light, light hits the surface once in diamonds, giving it a single refractive index and a colorless quality. On the other hand, light hits the moissanite’s surface twice, giving it a rainbow-like color and sparkle. In addition to fire and brilliance, moissanite is easy to clean, and dirt and other contaminants do not stick to it the way they stick to many diamonds. Since moissanite usually remains dirt-free, it is brighter than most diamonds and sparkles more.
#4 Moissanite is Comparable to Diamonds in Hardness
The hardness of a stone determines its durability and longevity. The harder a stone, the sturdier it is. Mohs Scale of Hardness is a universal scale used to measure and compare the hardness of different gemstones. The scale ranges from one to ten, with one being on the lowest end and ten being the most durable a stone can be. Out of ten, moissanite measures a solid 9.25. Standing high on the scale supports the reliability and hardness of the stone. You can wear the gemstone anywhere and anytime without worrying about breaking or scraping it.
You can wear your moissanite engagement ring knowing it won’t wear, tear, scratch, or lose its fire and brilliance. Moissanite stands the test of time and withstands extreme conditions, meaning regardless of the chore, occasion, or the time passed, moissanite stone engagement rings will look brand new and sparkle as bright as the day you first laid eyes on them.
#5 Moissanite is Available in Various Cuts and Sizes
A moissanite ring offers you a stellar variety of cuts, shapes, and sizes that a natural diamond offers, but in a more pocket-friendly way. You can find moissanite in multiple shapes, such as:
- Rose Cut
- Rensu Cut
- Antique Cut
- Cushion Divine
Furthermore, you can get your moissanite ring customized and engrave it with a phrase, date, or meaning of your choice to make your special day even more memorable.
#6 Moissanite is Lightweight
Moissanite is light on your wallet, economically and weight-wise. Moissanite is usually 10-15 percent lighter than a diamond, meaning regardless of the size, one-carat moissanite will be bigger than lighter than a one-carat diamond.
#7 Moissanite is Easy to Maintain
Moissanite rings do not attract much dirt, making them easy to clean and maintain. Additionally, their cleaning process is relatively simple. All you require is a soap safe for moissanite, lukewarm water, a soft brush, and a lint-free soft cloth to wipe your ring!
Cons of Moissanite Engagement Rings
#1 Some Folks May Wonder at Your Unorthodox Choice of Gemstone
Diamond engagement rings are usually the go-to choice when picking a proposal ring. An age-old conventional option, people expect you to ask the question with a diamond ring, and understandably so. Diamond exudes an air of tradition and charm. Deviating from norms (such as diamonds), whether written or unwritten, is considered a bold choice. As stunning as moissanite is, people might make remarks and deem the ring a “fake diamond” when it is as exquisite as a diamond. Moissanite stands tall on its own, and you should be proud of your purchase. However, even though the ring you present while proposing symbolizes the love you and your partner share, some unnecessary comments might fly around.
#2 Moissanite Has a Lower Color Clarity than Diamonds
A major difference between a diamond and moissanite is the coloring of the two stones. Diamonds are colorless, whereas moissanite comes in three states: colorless, near colorless, and colored. The last two categories include moissanite stones in shades of yellow, green, gray, and blue. If you are looking for a moissanite ring that resembles a diamond, look for a high-quality, colored ring, such as a Super Sparkly 10.69 CT Radiant Cut Moissanite Engagement Ring.
#3 Some Jewelers Work Only with Natural Stones
Sometimes, jewelers are picky about the stones they work with and prefer to work on natural stones. Not just moissanite engagement rings, but some jewelers might refuse to work with synthetic gemstones in general, as they believe natural gemstones to be superior. Even though moissanite matches natural stones in every aspect, it is advisable to contact your jeweler to ensure they will work on the synthetic stone.
Moissanite engagement rings are gorgeous and out-of-the-box if you want your proposal to have variety and uniqueness. A moissanite ring is a wallet-friendly, guilt-free, and brilliant ring that will never lose its sparkle and appeal and stay by your side forever — a true reflection of the bond and love you share with your partner.