Let's face it, price plays a huge role in any large purchase we make in our lives, and engagement rings are no different. The average person spends over $6,000 on an engagement ring, The big question then is, why are diamonds so expensive? Well, thanks to some smart advertising from a diamond company called De Beers, diamonds became the symbol of love and a must-have when asking for a woman's hand in marriage.
However, you'll be surprised to know that you will be able to find a moissanite engagement ring for much cheaper. In fact, a 1-carat diamond will probably set you back around $5,000, but a moissanite ring of the same size will only cost around $1000.
This is ideal not only for those who can't afford a diamond, but also for those looking to put that extra money into a wedding, honeymoon, or new house. After all, that $5,000 you'd save by opting to buy moissanite can go a long way.
moissanite hottest trend up 294%
According to Pinterest's 2018 Wedding Trends Report, moissanite is one of the hottest wedding trends. In fact, searches for moissanite gems are up 294% on the social media site!
more brilliance than a diamond
To the average person, it is almost impossible to tell the difference between a diamond and moissanite stone. Both are bright and clear stones with the ability to sparkle due to their refractive properties. A stone's brilliance is used to describe how well it reflects white light. The more light it can reflect, the more it will sparkle. So, who rates higher on the brilliance refractive scale: moissanite vs diamond? Diamonds sit right around 2.42 while moissanite hit 2.65. While this may not seem like a huge difference, you'll be sure to notice it as her ring sparkles in even the dimmest rooms.
best color, clarity & cut
Since moissanite is essentially all lab-created using natural elements, we are able to control the entire process and ensure the highest quality gemstone with the greatest care in regards to moissanite color, clarity & cut.
As a result, we only source Moissanite stones graded as D-E-F color grade which are completely colorless and perfect if you want an ice-white stone with maximum brilliance.
With a clarity grade of VVS2, which means it is absolutely clear to the naked eye of any inclusions or blemishes.
And last but not least, our moissanite is precisely faceted and cut according to the exact angles and ideal proportions to maximize their brilliance and enhance their incredible fire.
It is common knowledge that a diamond is the hardest naturally occurring substance on earth. In fact, diamond is so hard that it ranks at the maximum number on the Mohs scale with a 10. Clearly, no other naturally occurring mineral can beat the durability of the diamond. However, ranking only slightly behind at 9.25 on the scale is moissanite. Both stone minerals are scratch-resistant and are able to retain their clarity over time. What is interesting, however, is that moissanite is more heat-resistant compared to diamonds. Looking at the grand scheme of things, there isn’t much difference between the durability of diamond and moissanite stones.
There is a well-known side of diamonds that is not so attractive and that is “blood diamonds” where children and innocent civilians are forced by warlords to mine for these precious stones. They are then sold to fund the weapons and rebel soldiers who are fighting against their government and committing human rights violations. Apart from this ethical issue, mining diamonds also destroys many natural habitats through deforestation and mining.
On the other hand, moissanite stones are often created in labs and are much more ethical and environmentally-friendly. Buying a moissanite stone means that your conscience can remain clean.
As you can see, a moissanite stone is much lower in price and a more ethical choice than a diamond. Not only do the two have very similar properties, but moissanite stones are also more environmentally friendly and have more brilliance.