The Diamond Alternative: Moissanite Engagement Rings

When most people think of traditional engagement rings, they gravitate towards the classic diamond. Despite the diamond’s continued popularity, quite a few people these days are bucking the traditional trends and choosing something different. Among the options are sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Each of those stones gives your engagement ring an entirely new look and character, not to mention color!

However, there is an option for your engagement ring stone that is closer in look and feel to the diamond while still being completely unique. The stone moissanite is similar in color and style, and can easily be mistaken for diamond, but is an entirely different stone. It you are looking for a diamond alternative, then looking at moissanite rose gold engagement rings could be your best choice.

Comparing the Origins of Diamond and Moissanite
Diamonds are formed as carbon is compressed underground for thousands of years. Overtime the carbon solidifies and crystallizes into the shimmering stone many women wear today. Scientists aren’t entirely positive what causes the carbon to turn to diamond, and the mystery is part of the diamond’s allure. Moissanite has a very different beginning.

Moissanite is formed in outer space. That might sound ridiculous at first, and could be the story behind a stone in a fantasy novel, but in this case it is true. Moissanite is formed within the fragments of meteors that land on earth. These gems were first discovered in 1893 by a French scientist named Henri Moissan. Moissan only found microscopic particles of this stone at the time, but his amazing discovery would mean the stone was named after him.

When it comes to moissanite, the real thing is incredibly rare, but scientists have been able to recreate the gem in laboratories. This man-made gem matches the properties of the meteor stone and can be found in beautiful rings, including the moissanite rose gold engagement rings from Olivia Ewing Jewelry.

Reasons Moissanite Is a Great Buy
Moissanite has a composition that is different from diamonds, but has a very similar look to diamonds. Therefore, jewelry crafted from moissanite will retain the traditional feel of a diamond engagement ring, while offering a few unique features. There are some compelling reasons to consider moissanite over a diamond.

First, moissanite is created in a laboratory, not mined from the earth. This provides two benefits. First, the wearer can be rest assured that the stone is ethically sourced. There is no connotation of hard labor and unequal pay that trails behind the stunning moissanite crystals. Second, creating the stone has a minimal environmental impact. The eco-friendly nature of a moissanite stone has attracted a lot of new attention recently.

Moissanite is also an economical choice. These glistening stones cost less than the traditional diamond when placed in engagement rings or other jewelry. The effect, however, is incredibly similar. This might mean an opportunity to choose a bigger stone or design a custom ring. Whereas these options with a diamond ring might break the bank, moissanite offers a chance to be creative with your engagement ring while keeping it cost effective.

Finding the Perfect Moissanite Rings
If moissanite is your crystal of choice in an engagement ring, or if you simply want to investigate more about moissanite, then head to Olivia Ewing Jewelry. Some of the most stunning handcrafted jewelry designed by Olivia Ewing is beautiful moissanite rose gold engagement rings.

8 Sep 2017

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