For many people, buying an engagement ring can be a scary thought, not because you’re committing to one person for the rest of your life, but because of the cost involved. They say you have to pay three months and that can be a lot of money. It can be very expensive to be engaged. Well, the good news is that there are ways to reduce the cost of engagement rings to save money on other important things. After all, it doesn’t matter what the ring is made of or how much it costs, as long as your girlfriend truly loves you, right?
Of course there are many ways to spend less on your engagement ring. You can choose an engagement ring that has many small diamonds instead of one big one, choose a cheaper gemstone, or choose a pseudo or synthetic diamond. For the last option, if your budget does not allow you to buy a real diamond, it is better to go for a moissanite engagement ring. Moissanite (silicon carbide) gemstones are stones that have many of the qualities that diamonds have, but without the price. They are known for their strength and brilliance and can give you many benefits, minus the high cost of diamonds. History of the Moissanite Stone
In 1893, a scientist named Ferdinand Frederick Henri Moissan was examining a meteorite fragment in the Arizona desert where he discovered something truly amazing. The diamond-like material later discovered is crystalline silicon carbide. Soon, this mineral was called moissanite, when someone discovered it.
Scientists made a breakthrough when they discovered they could create moissanite. Nowadays, moissanite is used instead of diamond. Moissanite engagement rings are popular today because not only are they affordable, but they look just as good, if not better, than diamond engagement rings. Nowadays, jewelers use moissanite gemstones to create Moissanite engagement rings and their popularity has increased among consumers. You can buy them in different types – gold, platinum, silver, etc. Although it is not as white as a diamond, the color of the moissanite stone is almost colorless. And when it comes to hardness, it is the second hardest stone, after diamond. Moissanite gemstones have a higher luster and sparkle than diamonds. Although they are natural, these stones cannot be found on our planet large enough to make jewelry, so it is made in the laboratory. The 4 Cs of Moissanite Engagement Rings:
Moissanite gemstones, as mentioned earlier, are almost colorless. However, many of them can have a yellow or green shade, especially light. The best known of moissanite gemstones are round because they appear white. A decorative cut amplifies the yellow or green shade more and the larger the gemstone, the more apparent the natural color of the stone. Clarity
The clarity of a Moissanite engagement ring can be compared to that of a diamond ring. You will not be able to see any imperfections looking at the stone. On the other hand, under the magnification tool, you will be able to see the addition of the production process.
The weight of a gemstone is known as a carat. Also, keep in mind that the larger the stone, the more it will reflect its color.
The cut of moissanite engagement rings is very important because unlike diamonds, they do not have the same cut. If moissanite is cut in the same way as a diamond, it will appear to sparkle. If possible, it is recommended that you talk to a jewelry dealer to find out what type of cut they will recommend.