When looking for engagement ring options or wedding bands, you may have considered going with a diamond alternative, such as moissanite, rather than a traditional stone. But what are some pros and cons of choosing moissanite over its more common alternative? Check them out below.
-Moissanite is an Ethical Choice Compared to Diamonds
To begin with, moissanite has an amazing story behind its discovery—it was originally discovered in a meteor crater, it literally came from the stars. It doesn’t get much cooler than that. It’s created now in a lab, which is absolutely a pro as you can be positive it’s created in an ethical and sustainable way. If the ethics of the diamond industry are a concern for you, choosing a moissanite ring might be the perfect way to get that diamond look you love, but with an ethical eco-conscious background.
-Moissanite Sparkles More than Diamonds
Moissanite is incredibly bright it has double the refraction of diamonds and if you’re thinking of one of the new designer cubic zirconia there’s just no comparison to moissanite in beauty and sparkle. Moissanite doesn’t attract the grease and debris that a diamond does either. So, if you’re looking to get a ring with a lot of sparkle, moissanite is a better choice than diamonds
-Moissanite Is Almost as Hard as Diamonds
Although not technically as hard and scratch resistant as a diamond, moissanite comes very close. At a 9.25 to 9.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, moissanite is second only to diamonds and is quite difficult to harm or scratch. Therefore moissanite is a much better choice than other semi-precious stones which will scratch over time, If you’re comparing Moissanite to diamonds and want to go with the one that’s more scratch-resistant, both stones are comparable in this arena and would come out pretty close in that competition.
-Moissanite Is Costs Much Less Than Diamonds
Perhaps considered one of the biggest pros of all, it’s no surprise that when it comes to price, moissanite is going to win hands down. It’s significantly less costly than its other precious counterparts, and because it is so aesthetically like diamonds, it’s an especially great options for couples who love the diamond look, but don’t love the diamond price tag.
-Some People Might Ask Why You Bought a “fake” Diamond
Whenever we do anything in life that bucks tradition there will be people who criticize us for it. Whether it be from the “diamonds symbolize forever” standpoint or if they assume what you’ve got is a “fake diamond” rather than a “Real Moissanite” When it comes down to it just as your choice of spouse is yours alone to make so is your choice of engagement ring. It’s really no one’s business but your own. If you want to shout from the rooftops about your gorgeous sparkly moissanite or you want its beauty to speak for itself, that’s your business.
-Sometimes the Color of Moissanite Is Not as Clear White as Diamonds
Depending on the brand and type, moissanite can appear to have a yellow or greenish tone, especially the ones created a few years ago. If you’re looking to purchase moissanite but would like it to have as close to diamond aesthetics as possible, really make sure you look for one that is as colorless as you can find. The good news is that once the patent on moissanite expired it opened the market up and allowed for competition. Because of this a new formula for creating moissanite has replaced the old. This new formula provides for true colorless moissanite, nearly colorless G-H and colorless E-F.
-Some Jewelers Won’t Work on Moissanite
A big concern when purchasing moissanite jewelry is that many jewelers refuse to work on it. This however isn’t an issue when you purchase your Moissanite fine jewelry from DovEggs because DovEggs includes maintenance in the warranty of every piece they sell.
So, when it comes down to it choosing an engagement ring is a very personal choice If you’re considering moissanite I hope this list of pros and cons will make that choice easier for you.