If you are shopping for an engagement ring, you may be overwhelmed by the options From white and yellow gold to platinum and diamonds and gemstones, the possibilities are endless. While diamonds are traditional, moissanite rings are becoming a popular option for many reasons. Unfortunately, you may not be familiar with this unique stone or its benefits. This guide will help you understand moissanite, its benefits, and if it is the right option for you.
What Is Moissanite?
Moissanite is a natural mineral that is difficult to find, making it very rare in its natural form. However, moissanite can be created in a lab, as well, which is how much people purchase it today.
Also known as silicon carbide, moissanite does look like a diamond and it even sparkles like a diamond, but it should not be considered a fake diamond. Moissanite is a beautiful and valuable gemstone.
Benefits of Moissanite
There are many benefits of moissanite, but one of the most common reasons why people choose moissanite is its price.
Again, moissanite is not a fake diamond, but it offers the same appeal and overall beauty of a diamond without the cost of a diamond. While diamonds are valued according to their cut, carat, clarity, and color, moissanite is valued according to its size and if it is natural or created in a lab.
All in all, you can choose an engagement ring with a moissanite instead of a diamond of the same size and save a good amount of money.
Moissanite is also incredibly durable. The stone is resistant to scratches and any types of abrasion. There is very little risk of a moissanite stone breaking or chipping, either. A diamond may be harder, but moissanite can stand up to the same amount of abuse without any worry of damage.
Moissanite will also be bright and sparkling for many years to come. You do not need to worry about yellowing or dullness affecting its shine, especially when compared to other stones, such as cubic zirconia.
If you have shopped for a diamond ring or other piece of jewelry, you may have concerns over the stones being conflict stones, meaning the diamond was mined in war zones of Africa. While there are conflict-free diamonds available, all moissanite stones are free of any conflict, so you can purchase and wear the stone without feeling guilt.
Help is available finding an engagement ring that is affordable, beautiful, and free of guilt. This guide will help you see the benefits of moissanite.
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