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Why should you pay attention to affordable moissanite engagement rings?
Of course, the first thing that comes to mind when we talk about affordable moissanite engagement rings is the price. Super affordable diamond alternatives can be a great option for an engagement ring if for some reason you can't afford a diamond just yet. But that's not the only reason to choose these sparkling and spectacular pieces.
There are couples for whom showing love is not a huge diamond on their finger. Of course, most girls want a beautiful engagement ring, but not everyone craves diamonds. For example, for ethical reasons. Today, more and more young couples in love are choosing laboratory-made gemstone engagement rings. The price of such jewelry is much lower, but the effect is no less!
History of Affordable Moissanite Engagement Rings
Stone got its name thanks to the person who was the first to find this mineral in nature. His name was Henri Moissan. This happened in 1893. A Frenchman by birth and a chemist by education and vocation, he examined the crater left by a meteorite in the state of Arizona (USA) and discovered a mineral in it that was very similar to diamond.
To be completely precise, natural moissanite is a stone of extraterrestrial origin. As a rule, these are fragments of meteorites that fell on our planet, which over time became an integral part of the upper layers of the earth's crust. Its quantity throughout the world is so small that it is impossible to say that getting Affordable Moissanite Engagement Rings with natural mineralite is fantastic. However, the qualities of the space alien made scientists think about recreating it in laboratories. This was done successfully by the end of the last century. However, this lab stone began to be used in jewelry a little later.
Why is moissanite compared to a diamond?
Only super professionals can distinguish these two stones by eye. The difference is that moissanite, as strange as it may sound, shines brighter than a diamond.
- The gloss (brilliance) of moissanite is 20.4%, compared to 17.2% for a diamond.
- It is slightly inferior in terms of hardness - it is 9.25 versus 10.0 for diamond (on the Mohs scale).
- The dispersion is 0.104, while that of the diamond is 0.044. Therefore, the play of light or “sparkle” (what we value precious stones for) is more intense with the same cut, and you can admire the flashes of all the colors of the rainbow even in not-too-bright lighting.
Also, moissanite does not have inclusions or hazes, its purity is much higher than that of natural diamonds. Most stones fall into the “almost colorless” category.
Best affordable moissanite engagement rings
In our humble opinion, the best affordable moissanite engagement rings are models with 1-carat moissanite rings surrounded by small diamonds. These Affordable Moissanite Engagement Rings look delicate, stylish, and at the same time luxurious.