Hi, loves! Emma here. They say a diamond is a girl’s best friend, but moissanite *has to* be a close second, especially when it comes to picking an engagement ring. And yet, we don’t hear nearly enough about it! If you’re in the market for a beautiful engagement ring (or you want to send a few hints to your significant other this Valentine’s Day), you’ll love today’s feature. We’re showing you four key benefits of moissanite vs. diamond engagement rings along with a few examples. See how beautiful moissanite can really be with gorgeous rings by LilyEmme Jewelry. Find out why moissanite is quite a beautiful choice…
Benefits of Moissanite Engagement Rings
I might as well lead with this because it’s probably the number one reason why people buy moissanite engagement rings over diamond rings. It’s less pricey! Diamonds are priced on the basis of the 3 c’s: cut, color, and clarity. The price of a moissanite stone depends on its size and and type, which means whether it is enhanced or non-enhanced. For example, a 1 carat diamond stone costs around $5000 (for a GIA Certified diamond that is round, I-color, VS2), whereas a moissanite stone of 1 carat would retail at around $599 (for a Forever One Moissanite), based on this chart.
A moissanite stone is created in a lab and will sparkle just as brilliantly as a mined diamond stone. Most people cannot tell the difference between a moissanite and traditional diamond due to its brilliance.
And, just as you would with a diamond, you’ll receive a certificate when purchasing a moissanite which guarantees its brilliance forever.
Similarly to a diamond, a moissanite is available in any shape you prefer (i.e. round, princess-cut, oval, heart, baguette, marquis, pear, emerald, etc.)
Moissanite is tough, durable, and extremely resistant to scratching and abrasion. A diamond is only slightly harder than a moissanite, but they are very similar in durability. Moissanite is also highly resistant to breaking or chipping.
You can find out more about moissanite engagement rings, shop, and view the LilyEmme collection in their shop.