What You Can Expect From Your Moissanite Engagement Ring
Posted on October 08 2015
Moissanite is an overnight sensation for alternative engagement rings. Moisssanite is a lab created gemstone that is similar in appearance (colorless with fire and brilliance) to a diamond. Moissanite is ideal for anyone that is looking for a more economical and ethical choice for their engagement ring. I will say that at deBebians, we do adhere to the most ethical practices in the diamond and colored stone business. However, mining is without a doubt, a difficult job. Moissanite provides an environmentally cleaner and safer means of obtaining a gorgeous engagement ring that will last forever and cost you a lot less money.
The visual expectations for color in synthetic moissanite are that it should appear like a diamond. Moissanite is intended to be either “near colorless” (Forever Brilliant®) or “colorless” (Forever One™) in body color. These two branded options are manufactured by Charles & Colvard and are available in a variety of carat weights and shapes. The Forever Brilliant® moissanite, in my opinion, does have warmth to the color, this is ideal for someone who is okay with a lower color natural diamond such as J-K color. The Forever One™ option is available in only a select few shapes and sizes and is a testament to the advancements that have been made in lab created gemstones. Synthetic gemstones are produced by mimicking the natural process that occurs deep within the earth. Charles & Colvard’s success in controlling the lab environment so well is in itself, a remarkable victory and part of the beauty of moissanite.
The sparkle factor of synthetic moissanite is more extreme than a diamond. Synthetic moissanite has more brilliance (white light) and fire (rainbow spectral colors) than a diamond. Moissanite gives off more sparkle than a diamond because of its higher refractive index. Most people fall in love with a diamond because of its sparkle. However, moissanite will perform better than a diamond in terms of sparkle.
The last thing that everyone can expect from their moissanite engagement ring is that it will last a lifetime. A diamond is admired for its indestructible qualities and hardness. However, synthetic moissanite is a 9.5 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. A moissanite engagement ring will last forever and will not degrade overtime. The metaphor that your love will be as indestructible as a diamond is still preserved when purchasing a synthetic moissanite engagement ring from deBebians.