Recently, I had the opportunity to make a minimalist appealing engagement ring from moissanite. Its platinum design consists of a combination of round lab-diamond accent stones and one-carat princess-cut center stone from moissanite.
In this read, we are going to focus on the advantages of using moissanite for your engagement ring and pretty much any other piece of jewelry. So buckle up and get to learn why moissanite has become popular among people getting engaged in the last few years.
The Advantages of Moissanite
Moissanite has become the favorite diamond substitute for engagement rings among couples. There are numerous reasons to love moissanite and this read will cover the top 5:
- It’s Affordable
Unlike diamond, you do not have to spend a fortune on moissanite to achieve the same results. Moissanite engagement rings are just as lovely, and when it is the symbolism that counts, spending a lot of money on something does not make much sense.
- It is Lab-Made
Why should you go for lab-grown gemstones such as moissanite? Well, these stones are not mined, meaning they are environmentally friendly and also conflict-free.
- Durable Just Like Diamond
While diamond is the hardest material on the planet, with a 10 out of 10 score on the mineral hardness scale, moissanite also ranks pretty high. Moissanite is rated around 9.2 on the hardness scale. This means it will hold up just as well as diamond over the years. The stone is resistant to scratches and daily wear and tear.
- Comes in Many Shapes & Sizes
Moissanite can be made in varying shapes and sizes. So, regardless of your preference, you will be able to come across or create a piece of jewelry that matches your taste and needs.
- It is Now Colorless
A few years ago, moissanite had a bit of yellow tint. However, improvements in this industry resulted in a near-colorless gemstone. However, the advancement did not stop there. Recently, the Charles and Colvard manufacturer introduced a true colorless iteration referred to as the Forever One Moissanite.