Maybe you have looked at the prices of diamonds and weren’t happy with what you saw. Perhaps you don’t like the violence of the diamond industry. Maybe you don’t want the Hollywood convention that says engagement rings should be made of diamonds.
You can choose a moissanite engagement ring for any reason, no matter what. Here are seven facts about moissanite and how they can outperform diamonds.
What is Moissanite?
Moissanite, a gemstone, was discovered by Henry Moissan in 1893. It was discovered near a meteorite crater and literally came from the stars. It is one of the most rare and brilliant gemstones found in nature.
In the late 1990s, the lab method of making moissanite was developed. Today, man-made moissanite is not much different from naturally occurring moissanite. Synthetic moissanite can be created in a laboratory, but it is still made under the same conditions that would make it among the stars.
The durability of diamonds is one of the most attractive features of diamond engagement rings. Moistanite, which is not as hard as diamond, is also the hardest material known to man. Moistanite has a lifetime guarantee, and it is well-earned.
Moissanite is able to withstand temperatures of up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. It was used to make bulletproof armor, which can withstand 40 rounds of ammunition and a grenade being fired nearby. It is also used in satellites, which completes its life cycle.
Greater Brilliance and Fire
The brilliance of diamonds and their “fire” when they are placed in direct sunlight also attract attention. Diamond is, however, a wallflower. Moissanite is by far the most beautiful gemstone on the market.
The gemstone industry ranks brilliance on a “brilliance refraction Index” (RI). Diamond has a RI of 2.42, and a fire dispersion (0.044) in general. Moissanite has a 2.69 RI rating and a fire dispersion generally of 0.104.
Diamonds are very expensive. A one-carat diamond will cost you between $3,000 to $26,000 on average. It is possible to be too costly for most people due to other factors like color, cut and clarity.
Moisanite is a great option if you don’t want to spend a quarter of your annual salary on a wedding ring. A similar one-carat moissanite gemstone can be purchased for between $250 and $600. You can imagine spending all these extra dollars on your honeymoon or buying your first home.
There is another cost involved in buying a diamond, beyond the price. The diamond industry is the most bloody industry in the world, pound for pound. Diamond trade fuels violent conflicts around the world by allowing children to work in mines looking for enough diamonds to provide food for their families.
Moissanite is, however, traceable and ethically produced. Moissanite can be grown in a laboratory, so it doesn’t require the slave labor of the diamond industry. It also does not fuel conflict. It is also totally sustainable.
Diamond is almost as hard as it gets
Moistanite, as we have already mentioned, is second only to diamond in terms of hardness. The Mohs scale is used to measure hardness in the gemstone industry. The Mohs scale ranges from 1-10 with diamond at the top.
Moistanite, however, is nearly as hard as diamond. Mohs scale ranks moissanite between 9.25 to 9.5. Its toughness has been rated excellent so your moissanite won’t be wearing soon.
Moistanite comes with a lifetime warranty because of its toughness. This guarantee covers scratches and other damage, but it doesn’t just cover hardness. This guarantee covers color as well as any imperfections that may appear in moissanite over the course of time.
Certain larger moissanite rocks can show some color as they age. These issues are not present in new lab-grown moissanite stone production, and even stones that have been affected are covered. You can return your stone to the jeweler to have it repaired or replaced if you are unhappy with its condition.
Picking Moissanite Engagement Rings
People who choose non-diamond rings for engagement rings often feel inferior because they don’t get the “real deal”. You can be sure that your moissanite engagement rings will not settle. For the rest of your lives, your engagement ring will still be as beautiful as it was the day you purchased it.
Moissanite is a beautiful choice for an engagement ring. The ring is beautiful and people will compliment it, but they don’t know the truth. Diamonds are not a girl’s best friend.
MomentWish Jewelry has everything you need to help you choose the perfect womens moissanite rings. There are a number of pre-made moissanite rings that you can choose from, or you can add your own moissanite stone to create a customized setting. Contact us today to get started designing the perfect engagement ring.