Collaborative Post¦ Diamonds are not the only gemstone to rock the jewel industry. As a matter of fact, moissanite is taking over – thanks to the numerous qualities it possesses. As such, many couples purchase engagement rings and wedding rings made from this jewel. You may be wondering why the sudden interest in moissanite gemstones. For one, they are cheaper alternatives to diamonds. Additionally, they offer value for money.
So, instead of emptying your life savings for a 1.5-carat GIA-certified diamond, you could purchase a moissanite equivalent for as low as $300. There is more to discover about this precious stone. Let’s kindly begin our adventure.
Moissanites come in various cuts, colours, carat weights, and clarities. The options reflect the gemstone’s price. And the best part is that you don’t have to break the bank to own a customizable moissanite ring – a feature you wouldn’t get with a diamond option. While a one-carat GIA-certified diamond would set you back by $5,000, you could own one-carat moissanite for $650. In the same vein, a 3-carat GIA-certified diamond that cost $30,000 or more, would only go for $1,500.
Moissanite colours range from yellow to white. There is also a colourless option that bears semblance to the classic diamond, but it is no one way related to it. the Forever One Colourless fall within the D-E-F colour range, followed by the Forever One Near Colourless, which is within the G-H-I colour range. Forever Classic Moissanite falls in the lowest colour grade and often comes with a yellowish hue.
Moissanite is the second toughest natural mineral on earth, next to… you know it… diamonds. it has a Mohs hardness scale rating of 9.5, while its counterpart sits at 10. A moissanite gemstone is impervious to scratches, cracks, and chips. In the hands of a careless jeweller, the precious stone can withstand intense heat, retaining its optical and physical properties. Your moissanite engagement ring can last a lifetime without wear and tear. They outperform other jewels, like emeralds, sapphires, and CZ’s.
From an optical point of view, a moissanite gemstone is more brilliant and radiant than a diamond, putting the latter to shame. Its double-refraction properties make it disperse twice the light it receives, producing more fire (rainbow effect). Your moissanite gem will capture the attention of viewers quicker than a diamond when placed under the light. But that is not all; with the right cut, you can maximize the fire of your gemstone. Round-cut moissanite produces the most birefringence.
Here is the icing on the cake. Moissanite is on par with the diamond, even knocking it out in the optical category. So, if you are considering an engagement ring to purchase for your lover and you are on a tight budget, moissanite is your gemstone for the season. You can purchase a customizable option with a few hundred bucks and still retain the value of a diamond. Above all, you don’t have to deal with the unethical baggage that comes with a diamond.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.
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