If you love the look of a diamond but worry about its origins, you should consider a moissanite engagement ring. Australia has embraced this trend with open arms and brides-to-be are flocking to choose moissanite engagement rings rather than diamonds for their own personal eternity. Read More
What is Moissanite?
Here we explain what moissanite is and why it might be the perfect choice for your perfect day.
If you haven’t heard of moissanite before, you may have heard of lab-created diamonds. Moissanite is exactly this – a diamond alternative that is created in the lab rather than by nature. Made from silicon carbide, the resulting jewel has all the flash and sparkle of a diamond, and it’s very hard to tell the difference. Moissanite has become the second most popular gemstone for engagement rings thanks to the ethics behind the science.
But why do real diamonds come with an ethical price to pay? These wonders of nature can be mined ethically, but the diamond trade overseas is often beset with stories of corruption and human suffering. It can be very difficult to trace the origins of a diamond, whereas with moissanite you get all the brilliance but none of the bad conscience.
Advantages of Moissanite Engagement Rings over Diamonds
If you want to buy a moissanite engagement ring, there are some clear advantages to this choice. Apart from the questionable ethics of buying a foreign mined diamond, moissanite has several other arguments in its favour. Firstly, because moissanite is created in a lab, buying these superior gemstones means you will be contributing to the protection of the environment. Secondly, moissanite does not dull, tarnish, or lose its colour. The beautiful sparkling stone will look just as breathtaking on your golden wedding anniversary as it did on the day your partner popped the question.
Moissanite Engagement Rings – The Ethical Alternative to Diamonds
Thirdly, when you see moissanite rings for sale, you are investing in stones that were grown over two to three months in a lab and are visually perfect – real diamonds can contain flaws that will affect the lustre and also the price of your purchase. Moissanite is a far more affordable alternative to diamonds but stands up to scrutiny much better than cubic zirconia, for example. You may even find your beautiful moissanite engagement ring is more beautiful than an equivalent diamond – brighter, whiter, and purer looking. Moissanite also has a higher refractive index than diamond – which gives it a more ‘sparkly’ eye-catching appearance.
Where Can I Buy a Moissanite Engagement Ring Online?
We at Vinny & Charles would be honoured to be part of your amazing love story. We are a husband-and-wife team based in Perth, Australia, but hailing from South Africa. Both South Africa and Perth are no strangers to fabulous gemstones, and we wanted to pay homage to that heritage while making our jewellery as ethical as possible. Fine, timeless jewellery is in our blood – we have been in the industry for years in our respective careers but came together to create Vinny & Charles in 2017. We cater to women within Australia and worldwide with our beautiful engagement rings and other fine, nature inspired jewellery. We invite you to take a look at our dazzling moissanite pieces, we guarantee it’ll be love at first sight. Read Less