All About Moissanite Engagement Rings – Are They A Girl’s Best Friend?
While diamonds are a girl’s best friend, moissanite is the best alternative there is to the hardest stone in the world. If you search for “moissanite engagement rings”, you will see that there are many moissanite engagement rings. All of them have the dazzle of diamonds. Now here comes the question: Would you dare gift one to your fiancee and bend one knee?
The answer is a definite yes, especially if she is the practical type and believes diamonds are grossly overrated. But what is moissanite? It is a naturally-occurring mineral that was first discovered in 1893 inside a meteor crater. However, it is very rare and so there are companies that are growing them inside the lab. These lab-made gemstones are cheap. While a typical 0.5 carat certified diamond costs $1,000, moissanite costs $80, $179, and $269.
The price you pay depends on whether or not you prefer the classic stone that gives off a yellow or green hue (price is at $80). If you prefer something almost colorless, it will cost you $179. On the other hand, if you prefer a totally colorless stone, it will only set you back by $269.
Of course, if you add in the setting for the ring, it will cost you more. On Amazon, you will find an eighty dollar and you will also find a ring that costs $800. Regardless of which ring you choose, there is no doubt it is cheaper than a ring with a certified diamond centerpiece.
We read the reviews on Amazon and all of them were pretty glowing reviews about how they sparkle and how no one will be able to tell them apart from the real diamonds. Of course, being unable to tell them apart is only true for the average person. A diamond fanatic would be able to tell right away.
Anyway, if your woman is not a diamond, you should definitely consider gifting her a ring set with moissanite. Just make sure that the stone is made by Charles & Colvard because they are the pioneer in its creation.
Also, take the time to take a look at the different styles and settings of the different rings. Just like diamond rings, some designs are more elaborate than others.
For those who are on a budget, you might want to buy an engagement ring and wedding band set – it will only cost you $1,700 on Amazon.