Marriage comes with following a lot of traditions, and one of the most common one is wearing a diamond engagement ring. Because of their stunning appearance and toughness, diamonds are popular for being the stone of choice to buy when proposing. However, diamonds are also known to be one of the most expensive gems out there, not to mention their impact on society and the environment, so it’s not surprising to see many people go for something with a different kind of uniqueness to it. Brides have turned this year more than before to non-diamond engagement rings as they are far more cheaper than diamonds and just as elegant. One of those gems that has become one of the biggest ring trend of 2018 is moissanite. Searches for Moissanite engagement rings on Google have blown through the roof since 2017!
Moissanite engagement ring
When you see moissanite for the first time, you might confuse it for diamond because they look remarkably similar. But actually moissanite is a totally different thing. Moissanite was first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist called Henri Moissan in a crater created on Earth by a fallen meteorite. He found microscopic particles of this gem in this crater. He had thought he found diamond at first glance but later realized this gem contained a special element composed of silicon carbide.
Today, moissanite gems available are not expensive, but that’s because the are not actually authentic. Natural moissanite is very rare, and so most of today’s gem are created in laboratories. Creating artificial moissanite took years to eventually synthesize since it was discovered but today the gem is now so popular as a result of this.
The resemblance in physical appearance moissanite has with diamond is not a coincidence- they’re made to look like that. But there are some big differences, too. Moissanite is extremely durable, but diamonds are even more durable, in fact diamonds are the hardest known mineral on the planet. Moissanite’s difference with diamond comes mostly from the brilliance under light – It gives a “disco ball” effect under light. There is also a yellow or gray tint with moissanite that diamonds don’t have.
If you are looking an inexpensive diamond-like gemstone for your engagement or wedding ring, moissanite is your answer! Not only is it cheaper but it’s also more eco-friendly, which you should have in mind as well. One great thing about this gem for engagement ring is that you can have it for long because of its durability. It’s no surprise why its popularity just ke
It’s obvious why people are settling for moissanite wedding sets this year – It has the traditional diamond ring feel to it without spending a ton of money. We hope it will stick around come 2019.