A gemstone born from the stars, moissanite is one of the most popular diamond alternatives when it comes to an engagement ring. Breaking a striking resemblance to diamonds, moissanite gemstones have a sparkle and fire that no diamond can match.
When the different facets of beautifully-cut moissanite catch the warm sunlight, the rainbow flashes are like an infinite storm of beauty. While the moissanite ring price is nearly one-tenth that of an equally sized diamond, are there other reasons you should get a moissanite ring?
Moissanite Vs Diamonds
Diamond is the strongest mineral known to man, which is one of the reasons that make it perfect for an engagement ring. The hardness of gemstones is measured on a scale of 1-10, on the Mohs scale of hardness, and diamond, as you may have guessed, has a score of 10.
Moissanite trails right behind the diamond, with a score of 9.25 to 9.5 on the Mohs hardness scale. Both these gemstones are not just pretty and dazzling - they are resistant to wear and tear too! Moissanite is therefore a durable option since it doesn’t scratch easily.
When you hold colorless moissanite and diamond of the same cut and size side by side, the first thing you’ll notice is a difference in their brilliance. Moissanite has a higher refractive index as compared to diamond, which means that it will sparkle more when it catches the light.
Since moissanite also has twice the dispersion value of diamond, it has a greater display of spectral colors or fire. This is why when the stone is rotated, you can see a gorgeous display of rainbow colors, like a dewdrop that shimmers when the first rays of the sun bounce off it.
Both diamonds and moissanite can be colored or colorless. Typically, a moissanite gemstone has a slightly yellowish or greenish tint. But the engineering process has been perfected to create colorless moissanite.
Diamonds are graded on a scale of D-Z with D being colorless and Z being brown or pale yellow. So, diamonds can have colors of red, yellow, blue, or pink, although it is rare to find a naturally-occurring one.
Some gorgeous fancy colored moissanite engagement rings include cyan, black, gray, yellow, and green. Moissanite rings colored have become popular over the years because of their iridescent sparkle, durability, and economical price.
Natural diamonds have to be mined in order to retrieve for commercial purposes. The downside of the mining process is the number of natural resources like water that are wasted due to pollution. In addition, over the years, blood diamonds are believed to have funded warlords of war-torn African regions.
Moreover, ethical concerns were raised over the use of child labor in the mining process. Although rules and regulations have curbed these unethical practices, there is no absolute guarantee. Alternatives like lab-grown diamonds and moissanite are conflict-free and better for the environment.
15 Gorgeous Moissanite Engagement Rings
Buying fancy color moissanite for an engagement ring is like wearing a piece of the universe on your hand - the perfect symbol of everlasting love. Check out these 15 gorgeous moissanite engagement rings that will take your breath away!
This baguette-cut, three-stone pave ring is perfect for a classic bride, who loves a subtle pop of color. Featuring a colorless moissanite solitaire at the center surrounded by a gorgeous halo, this ring embodies the eternal nature of love.
Moissanite rings color doesn’t get more magnificent than this! Available in subtle shades of yellow, white, and rose, this stunning radiant-cut moissanite within a halo setting will remind you of the breathtaking sunset where you first fell in love with your partner.
This jaw-dropping cushion-cut ring with a colorless moissanite solitaire is a grand, bold way to announce your love to the world. The sheer brilliance and luxurious charm of the ring are highlighted by a split-shank pave band, for some extra sparkle.
With a simple metal band of your choosing, the beautifully cut cyan blue moissanite takes center stage in this elegant engagement ring. The ethereal cyan hue paired with shiny metal accents can be your ‘something blue’ at your wedding!
Cyan blue color moissanite with a pear-cut steals the show in this romantic engagement ring. A floral cluster of marquise moissanite gemstones circles the delicate band making it the perfect symbol of everlasting love.
For those who love a dose of surprise at every twist and turn, this gorgeous, fashion-forward twisted pave ring, is a catch. It features colorless, round-cut moissanite at the center, gently held in place by little claw prongs.
A bright orange, cushion-cut moissanite solitaire cements this breathtaking ring. Relive the spark and magic of your love every day with this vintage fancy coloured moissanite engagement rings, that is surrounded by a brilliant floral halo of sparkling, pear-cut moissanite gemstones.
A delicately tapered band twirls around gorgeous rose-cut moissanite with a pale pink hue, for a classically beautiful look in this ring. Perfect for a blushing bride, the semi-pave detailing is a unique, complementing touch.
Adorn your hands with a bouquet of breathtaking, round, rose-cut moissanite gemstones with this vintage-inspired ring with a twist. With a cluster setting of moissanite stones, this bold creation will make the world stop in time!
This striking pear cyan blue and triangle moissanite ring is a feast for the eyes. The three stones symbolize the three pillars of marriage - love, trust, and respect, that are perfectly entwined in the delicate clutches of the past, present, and future. Celebrate a lifetime of memories with this transcendental ring.
Featuring a rose-cut cluster set moissanite solitaire this iridescent ring comes alive as the light hits its different facets. Well-suited for the modern, artsy bride or groom who wants to eschew tradition, this color moissanite ring is certainly a showstopper.
Relive every precious moment spent with your partner, by looking into the sparkling vortex created by this tantalizing Portuguese cut ring. Regal yet striking, it’s a timeless look that will never go out of style.
A swirling medley of twists and curves, this moissanite colored engagement ring is graceful and elegant. This charmingly sweet iteration of two souls becoming one by Diamondrensu is definitely a keeper.
This vintage ring is a miniature work of art, complete with an arresting hexagonal halo of moissanite gemstones that surround a rose cut solitaire. The oxidized metal halo adds a timeless aura to the ring, making it something right out of a fairy tale!
Fine jewelry made with moissanite is not just a responsible choice, but it is also cost-effective. Diamondrensu’s stunning collection of moissanite jewelry ensures there’s something that will suit your tastes, be it something bold or something classic.