Intro to Moissanites
Moissanite is a top stone choice for engagement rings. Initially discovered in 1893 by Dr. Henri Moissan, it’s a naturally occurring crystal of silicon carbide - though rare - so gem quality stones are created in a lab. Moissanites are made in a variety of shapes, cuts, sizes, and colors, and are nearly as durable as a diamond, but have superior sparkle and a more affordable price point. With its variety, durability, and affordability, it’s clear why Moissanite is a preferred stone for engagement rings.
Today’s consumers want affordable luxury, and Moissanite offers incredible value. A high-quality diamond can cost more than ten times what a comparable Moissanite costs. With Moissanite, couples don’t have to sacrifice carat weight for color or clarity to get the stone they want at a price they can afford. Moissanites have an intense, colorful sparkle and fire - greater than that of a diamond - and possess a high clarity that rivals most diamonds. They are very resilient, second only to diamonds in terms of durability and longevity. They resist scratching, chipping, and wear, and far outshine any other diamond alternatives. They’re more socially and environmentally responsible than mined diamonds, and have a smaller carbon footprint than lab made diamonds.
Moissanites are available in a variety of stone shapes, cuts, colors, and carat sizes, so they appeal to a variety of consumers. With round stones, one can choose from the modern Brilliant cut, Old European cut, or rose cut. Find a classic Emerald shape, a Cushion shape for an antique appeal, or choose a Pear shaped stone for a modern look. Moissanite fills the need from melees and modest carat sizes to big, bold, multi-carat stones. For a classic diamond color, choose Colorless or Near Colorless stones, or imitate a gemstone with colors like peach, pink, plum, teal, or blue. With such a variety, Moissanite can easily suit various styles and budgets for consumer engagement needs.
With its high refractive index, durability, and affordable price point, it’s easy to see why more couples are choosing Moissanite. It’s a socially responsible, long-lasting alternative to diamond, and it appeals to consumers’ desires for quality, luxury, and environmental sensitivity.