Ah, the holiday season is upon us. And for the jewelry market, that means a lot of engagement proposals will be happening. Christmastime brings out love, romance, and wedding plans! So for those of you who are in the market for an engagement ring, you’ve come to the right place. Gemstone King is the premier destination for all sorts of gems and jewels, however one of our most popular stones is an unexpected and largely unfamiliar option.
Moissanite was discovered over 100 years ago and has grown in popularity and availability over the past century. Its colorless hue makes it very similar to diamond, with the exception of its origin. Diamond is a naturally-occurring substance, while moissanite is mostly manufactured by man in a laboratory.
Comparing these two stones can be done on many levels, and there are pros and cons for both. First, moissanite is considerably less expensive than genuine diamonds. Because they are manmade, moissanite is a more affordable option, while still giving a very similar appearance. This is great for men and women who are shopping on a budget yet still want a gorgeous statement piece. Compared to diamond, you would be able to buy a larger moissanite stone for the same price.
Other than cost and origin, moissanite and diamond are extremely similar. Both stones are found in near-colorless shades, with different light reflections depending on their cut. Diamond, the hardest known material in the gemstone world, is followed closely by moissanite, which ranks 9.25 on the Mohs hardness scale. This level makes it a very strong and durable material, scratch-resistant, and a great choice for everyday jewelry such as engagement rings.
Moissanite pairs excellent with other gems, including diamonds. For a compromise on price, many shoppers opt for a moissanite stone with diamond baguettes, diamond halos, or diamond pavé accents. Because of its clear color, this gem also complements colored stones, such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds, and more.
When shopping for an engagement ring, check out moissanite rings in princess cut, round cut, emerald cut, and unique settings. In today’s world of modern technology, it’s comforting and reassuring to know that there are cost-effective alternatives to traditional ring styles. No one should have to sacrifice beauty for price when it comes to the most special ring of their life. With our moissanite collection, you’re sure to find stunning options in a variety of styles to suit your personality.
So, this holiday season, celebrate your love and share it with the world by slipping a moissanite engagement ring on her finger. Trust us, she’ll be over the moon and won’t stop staring at its dazzling beauty.