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May 03, 2024 3 min read

In the world of engagement rings, there’s a sparkling contender stealing the limelight: moissanite. Today, modern couples are opting for the brilliance and beauty of this stone. In this blog post, we’ll explore why moissanite engagement rings are becoming the go-to choice for those seeking elegance, affordability, and ethical integrity in their symbol of love. 

What is moissanite?

Moissanite is not just another gemstone; it’s a mesmerizing marvel born from the stars. Originally discovered in a meteorite crater, moissanite possesses a brilliance and fire that rivals even the finest diamonds. With its exceptional refractive index, moissanite captures and reflects light in a way that ignites the soul and dazzles the eye. Despite its name, moissanite doesn’t actually come from Earth. It was first discovered in 1893 by French chemist Henri Moissan, in a meteorite crater in Arizona. Initially, Moissan mistook the crystals for diamonds, but later identified them as a new mineral, silicon carbide, now known as moissanite. While moissanite occurs naturally in very small quantities, nearly all moissanite used in jewelry today is lab-created. Scientists have developed methods to replicate the conditions under which moissanite forms, allowing for the controlled growth of high-quality moissanite crystals in laboratories. This lab-created moissanite offers the same optical properties and brilliance as natural moissanite, but with greater consistency in quality and availability. 

How much do moissanites cost?

One of the most compelling reasons to choose moissanite is its affordability. While diamonds may come with a hefty price tag, moissanite offers a stunning alternative at a fraction of the cost. This affordability opens doors for couples to invest in other aspects of their relationship or wedding, without sacrificing the beauty or significance of their engagement ring. When comparing diamonds and moissanites of similar size and quality, moissanite is generally more affordable. While diamonds are graded based on the 4Cs (cut, color, clarity, and carat weight), moissanite is typically sold based on size and shape, with less emphasis on color and clarity variations. 

Beyond its beauty, moissanite shines bright as an ethical and eco-friendly choice. Unlike traditional diamond mining, which has been plagued by issues such as conflict diamonds and environmental degradation, moissanite production is conflict-free and has minimal impact on the planet. By choosing moissanite, couples can make a statement of ethical integrity and environmental responsibility. Moissanite production, especially lab-created moissanite, involves less labor and fewer resources, reducing production costs. 

One size does not fit all when it comes to love, and the same holds true for engagement rings. Moissanite offers a world of unique customization and design options, allowing couples to create a ring as unique as their love story. At Soha Diamond Co., couples are able to view countless engagement rings of different shapes, sizes, and settings, including classic solitaire and intricate halo designs. With Soha Diamond Co., couples can design an engagement ring that perfectly reflects their style and personality, and it can be made with any shape or size of moissanite center stone.

Is moissanite durable?

Some may question the durability of moissanite, but rest assured, this gemstone will last a lifetime. With a hardness second only to diamonds on the Mohs scale, moissanite is resistant to scratching, chipping, and breaking. Its durability makes it an ideal choice for everyday wear, ensuring that your engagement ring remains as radiant as the day you said “yes.” And when it comes to maintenance, caring for moissanite is simple and straightforward, requiring only routing cleaning to maintain its brilliance and sparkle. 

In a world where love knows no bounds, moissanite engagement rings shine as a symbol of enduring commitment and timeless beauty. With their unparalleled brilliance, affordability, ethical integrity, and customization options, moissanite engagement rings are capturing the hearts of couples around the world. Whether you’re drawn to its celestial origins or its eco-friendly allure, choosing moissanite is a decision you can feel proud of - a decision that reflects not only your love for each other, but also your love for the planet. So, why settle for ordinary when you can shine bright with moissanite? 

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