Is Moissanite Good for an Engagement Ring?

An engagement is an exciting experience, but looking at traditional diamond rings can give you a bit of sticker shock at the high prices. It is natural to look around at some of the other options available on the market for stones and it will not take long before you see beautiful moissanite rings. But is moissanite a good stone option for your engagement ring?

Moissanite is good for an engagement ring. The material is brilliant and flashy compared to a diamond, it costs less, is durable and hard, and it is really hard to tell a diamond and moissanite apart unless you are a professional.

Choosing moissanite for your ring can provide you with a brilliant-looking ring that is sure to get you a lot of compliments without the hefty price tag of most diamond rings.

If you are looking for engagement rings, you may be wondering whether moissanite is a good option for the ring. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons that moissanite is a good material for your engagement ring.

Reasons Moissanite is Good for Engagement Rings

While many couples will go shopping around for a traditional diamond ring for their engagement and wedding, Some of the reasons that moissanite is good for engagement rings include:

Moissanite Has More Brilliance

Moissanite can outperform a diamond because of the sparkle factor. if you take a look at the white and colored flashes that come with the ring when you move it under the light, moissanite will have more of that sparkle factor compared to a regular diamond.

Because of the luster and brilliance in this kind of ring, many women like having it on their diamond ring. They are more likely to get compliments and have others take notice when they wear this stone in the ring compared to a true diamond.

If you are looking for a ring that will catch the eye and really be flashy and fun to wear, then moissanite is a better option than some of the diamond rings out there.

Moissanite is one of the Hardest Gems

Outside of the diamond, moissanite is one of the hardest gems in the world. The diamond is still one of the hardest naturally occurring materials known to man. it is rated at a 10 in the Mohs Scale of Hardness. This is the highest level possible.

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The stone that comes next on the scale is moissanite, which falls somewhere between 9.25 and 9.5. This makes it harder than emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.

This hardness is important because it helps the stone be more durable and scratch-resistant as well. You can wear your ring for much longer without worrying about it falling apart or breaking, so you know your ring with a moissanite stone is going to last.

For those who want a ring that is going to last and can be worn each day, the moissanite stone is the better option to choose.

Moissanite is Less Expensive

One of the main reasons why people choose moissanite rather than diamonds is because of the cost. On average, moissanite rings can cost about 90% less than a diamond ring that is comparable. Since this stone is very durable and looks similar to a diamond, it can result in huge savings without all the sacrifices.

You still get a durable, sparkly, and beautiful ring for a lot less than the cost of a real diamond ring. You may even be able to translate these savings into a larger ring. Since weddings are already expensive enough, it is nice to find a high-quality stone that looks good and does not cost as much.

Moissanite and Diamonds Look Almost the Same

While there are a few differences between moissanite and diamonds in their appearance, they look very similar. And most people will not be able to tell the difference between the two stones, especially when they are not right next to each other.

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A professional would be able to look at the stone and see a difference, but a non-professional will have no idea the differences.

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This means you can get a ring with a stone that looks almost identical to a diamond, without having to spend all the money of a traditional diamond ring.

Should You Get a Moissanite Engagement Ring

A moissanite engagement ring is a great option. It looks very similar to a diamond ring (and only a professional can tell the difference between a diamond ring and a moissanite ring), is really durable so it will not break, and it costs a fraction of the price of a diamond ring.

See: Which is Better a Diamond or Moissanite Engagement Ring?

If you want something that looks beautiful and isn’t expensive, then a moissanite ring is the perfect choice.

Carl A. Jones, GIA GG

Carl A. Jones is a GIA Graduate Gemologist with over 20 years of experience in the diamond industry. He is an independent jewelry appraiser. He specializes in determining the value of diamonds and advising consumers on how to buy quality diamond jewelry.

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