7 Reasons To Consider Buying A Moissanite Engagement Ring
November 9th, 2015 by Kady Smith
Seven Reasons to Consider Buying a Moissanite Engagement Ring
The search for an engagement ring can often seem be overwhelming. So many choices and things to consider, (budget, styles and center stones to name just a few), but we want to make it as easy as possible for you to know if a moissanite engagement ring is right for you. So to help you in your search, we’ve narrowed it down to seven reasons why you should consider buying a moissanite engagement ring.
- Moissanite Budget/Price
The number one reason to consider buying a moissanite engagement ring is simple: budget. A moissanite engagement ring is an obvious choice for a couple looking for a stone that looks just as good, if not better than a diamond at a mere fraction of the cost.
- The Superior Fire & Brilliance of Moissanite
Moissanite boasts more fire, brilliance and luster than any other gemstone on earth, including diamonds. That’s because Moissanite has a refractive index that is higher than diamonds, sapphires and cubic zirconium. The higher the refractive index, the more brilliance a stone emits – brilliance being the flashes of light that exit the top and sides of a gemstone. Moissanite is actually the most brilliant fine gemstone on Earth. What’s more, the fire of the stone, or flashes of rainbow light that is dispersed from the stone, is more than twice that of a diamond.
- Superior Luster of Moissanite
Another coveted quality in gemstones that leads to a superior visual appearance is luster, or the amount of light that is reflected back to the observer from the surface of the gemstone. Moissanite has 18% greater luster than a diamond and 50% greater luster than CZ.
- Moissanite Durability. Hardness & Toughness
The exceptional durability of this remarkable stone is yet another reason to consider a moissanite engagement ring.
Durability: Moissanite can easily withstand temperature variations during the jewelry manufacturing process and repairs at a jeweler’s. Moissanite is also very stable when exposed to various chemicals, solutions and acids typically used during both manufacturing and jewelry repair that commonly damage other less stable gemstones.
Hardness: Moissanite ranks 9.25 on the Mohs scale making Moissanite one of the hardest gemstones on earth. It’s unusually high hardness makes scratching and abrasions very rare, even after many years of daily wear and tear.
Toughness: The ability of a gemstone to remain intact, withstand force (pressure) and resist breaking or chipping. Moissanite also outranks diamond in overall toughness.
- Moissanite: An Ethical Choice
People deserve to know exactly where their gemstone came from and the assurance that they are purchasing an ethically-sourced gemstone. You can be confident that your moissanite engagement ring is ethically-sourced as each stone is lab-created and meticulously engineered to replicate all of the visual properties that make diamonds so desirable and durable.
- Custom Designs
You can create a custom moissanite engagement ring to your exact specifications. Moissanite is available in every shape of stone with hundreds of setting to choose from in the most popular bridal styles, so you can create the ring of your dreams with a moissanite center stone.
- Charles & Colvard Warranty
Another perk of purchasing a moissanite engagement ring is knowing that your ring will be protected. Charles & Colvard, Ltd. offers consumers a limited lifetime warranty that ensures all Charles & Colvard created Moissanite jewels will maintain their brilliance and fire for the lifetime of the owner.
The list of reasons to choose a moissanite engagement ring are many – we chose our top seven and hope they will guide you on your journey to finding the ring that’s perfect for you.