Moissanite engagement rings are headlining in the news these days because their popularity with brides has skyrocketed in the past few years. At SuperJeweler, we carry a wide range of affordable moissanite rings, Moissanite wedding sets and Moissanite halo engagement rings. But why are these engagement rings so popular with today’s couples? First, you need to understand what this unique jewel is and why it’s now being used as an alternative to traditional, diamond engagement rings.
Moissanite is an extremely rare, naturally occurring mineral, silicon carbide. It was discovered in 1893 by a French chemist, Henri Moissan. Since then, it has been produced in laboratories by only a few distributors with the patent to create the jewel. It is not the same as a diamond, but has many similar properties, including being extremely hard and having high sparkle, brilliance and luster. Today fine jewelers like SuperJeweler offer moissanite engagement rings because they are just as beautiful and durable as diamond rings but for at a fraction of the cost.
When comparing a moissanite to a diamond, be sure to consider several aspects of each stone. Both are mineral gemstones that appear white or clear and shimmer with reflected light. On the Mohs scale of hardness, a diamond is the only gemstone harder than a moissanite, so moissanite wedding rings and engagement rings are excellent choices for everyday wear. Because moissanite jewels are created, they are all nearly flawless, with exceptional clarity. Diamonds can be nearly flawless to seriously flawed, so stone quality is more of a question when considering diamonds. If you love the look of both moissanite and diamonds, compare the prices. You can get exceptional moissanite engagement rings or moissanite wedding sets for far less money than similar rings set with diamonds. The larger the carat weight of the gemstones, the greater the price difference.
Moissanites have exceptional fire that is even greater than that of diamonds, so if you appreciate a lot of sparkle, a moissanite will deliver. There is a difference in how a diamond sparkles and how a moissanite sparkles due to the way they refract light. Moissanite engagement rings reflect light with a rainbow effect, which gives them a more glittering appearance than even high-quality diamonds, which reflect more clear light.
At SuperJeweler, we are proud to carry a complete line of moissanite engagement rings featuring Moissanite Forever One center stones. These are the finest moissanites available and colorless or near colorless, comparable to a diamond graded as D, E or F for color. Moissanite Forever One stones by Charles & Colvard have more fire, brilliance and luster than any other gemstones in the world.
We’re proud to offer an impressive selection of moissanite wedding sets, wedding bands and affordable moissanite engagement rings that feature Moissanite center stones in a variety of sizes. Our jewelers have crafted an exceptional lineup, including oval moissanite engagement rings, round moissanite engagement rings and a gorgeous selection of moissanite vintage engagement rings with the look of heirloom jewelry at a fraction of the price. If you’ve been longing for an engagement ring that combines an impressively sized stone with incredible sparkle and clarity, our moissanite engagement rings can give you everything you want for far less than you would spend on a similarly-sized diamond ring.