WHY USE MOISSANITE IN AN ENGAGEMENT RING?
- July 7, 2017
- In Moissanite
- By Amy Huang
Today, there are many reasons why moissanite is popularly being used in engagements rings. One major reason why people are increasingly opting to buy moissanite engagement rings is because of the number of features and characteristics the ring has that closely match with those of diamond.
Another reason is that in spite of the closely similar characteristics, moissanite is less expensive than diamonds, thus making it an affordable option for engagement rings.
What is Moissanite?
Moissanite is also known as silicon carbide, a naturally occurring compound. It was first discovered in 1893 in Arizona by Dr Ferdinand Moissan. Because of the scarcity of the mineral, moissanite can be artificially made to meet high demand. The stone is in many ways similar to diamonds.
It is a very durable compound making it an ideal stone for engagement rings. It is also not affected by the high temperatures used in the jewelry work.
Moissanite is also available in different colors such as white, gray, and yellow. Because of the many colors, some stone varieties may exhibit a greenish or greyish tint, which can be a drawback when looking for exact look-alike to diamonds. The solution to this off-color characteristic is to try to look for a moissanite engagement ring that is white-est, or least colored.
The 4c’s (carat, clarity, cut, color) that are used to grade diamonds can apply to moissanite as well.
To achieve greater glamour and elegance in your engagement ring, the stone’s design and cut should match your side stone quality. This is to ensure that the ring will look the best. Depending on your girl’s liking, you can choose to have a platinum white gold, rose gold or yellow gold band for the ring. We have many ring options available at Diamonds Forever’s San Diego location for moissanite engagement rings.
Moissanite Cost Benefits
If you are tight on budget and are looking for a good alternative to diamond engagement rings, then moissanite is a stone to consider. With moissanite engagement rings, you will have the brilliance and radiance of diamonds at a more affordable cost.