What You Need to Know Before Buying a Moissanite Engagement Ring
If you’ve started shopping around for an engagement ring, you might have already seen some Moissanite rings. Moissanite was first used in fine jewellery in the 1990’s, it has since carved out its own place in the jewellery market and become a very popular modern engagement ring choice.
Moissanite is a created jewel using the naturally occurring gemstone Silicon Carbide and it is a very similar gemstone to a diamond. The best thing is, Moissanite can be so much more affordable than a diamond, you’ll probably find that not only will you be able to afford a larger stone with a higher carat and better grade, but you’ll also be able to afford a setting and a design that you really love, and really want.
Are Moissanite engagement rings now on top of your list of choices? Worry no more, we will answer some of the questions that you have and better help you find tell you all the details you’ll need to know to find the perfect ring.
Does Moissanite become cloudy?
Moissanite is grown from a natural mineral called silicon carbide, so it will never become cloudy, discolour or change its appearance. A Moissanite will maintain its brilliance, colour and clarity for a lifetime and beyond so it will never need to be replaced. CZ or zirconium oxide is unstable at room temperature and because of its instability, it has a tendency to change its appearance and colour over a short time. CZ is also porous and once it is filled with cosmetics, lotion, perfume or dirt it will become cloudy, and its cloudiness is irreversible. CZ begins losing its brilliance almost immediately, meaning it will need to be replaced with age.
Can Moissanite chip or scratch?
Moissanite is an extremely durable jewel measuring 9.25 on Mohs’ scale of hardness. While Moissanite is not as hard as a diamond, which measures as a 10 on Mohs’ scale, it is more durable than other precious gems such as Sapphires and Rubies which come in at 9. Thanks to its durability, Moissanite is ideal for pieces designed to be worn everyday such as engagement rings and wedding bands.
Is Moissanite eco-friendly
As a lab-grown gem, Moissanite is a perfect choice for people searching for an eco-gemstone. It is conflict-free as they require no mining.
Do Moissanite Ring last?
Previously, consumers seeking white stones would choose between a diamond, which can retail to up to $5,000 for a one-carat stone or a cubic zirconia which costs around $50 for a one-carat stone. While a CZ develops a yellow tinge and becomes cloudy with age, Moissanite maintains its appearance forever, just like a diamond. Retailing at roughly $500 for a one-carat stone, Moissanite has quickly become a popular choice for engagement rings, recently topping Pinterest’s trending engagement ring terms with a 294% rise.
Haven’t you decided yet?
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