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.
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.
Moissanite rings are fast becoming the engagement ring of choice for many future brides in Australia. De Beers may have popularised the phrase “A diamond is forever” but a moissanite engagement ring looks the part and comes at a fraction of the cost – to you the consumer, to the environment and the people employed in the mining industry. It is arguably the most responsible choice for those who care about protecting nature and giving people safe working conditions. Our Moissanites are lab created and then lovingly handcrafted for our unique range of rings.
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.
Beautiful Moissanite Rings in Australia
For unique designs with an emphasis on sustainability, we make luxury items affordable for you.
Have a look through our moissanite rings Australia collection and find your favourite. We have a design for everyone, so whatever the occasion, you’re sure to find something for you with us. All of this while being safe in the knowledge that your purchase values sustainable and ethical business practices, at every step of the process.
If you are planning to buy an engagement ring for someone, and you worry that a moissanite engagement ring instead of a diamond might seem like you place less value on your relationship, you would not be alone. But rest assured, many people are choosing Moissanite rings Australia-wide, instead of going for a diamond. Diamond mining can be very harmful to the natural environment, and it can be a challenge to afford the size of stone you want. Moissanite rings use technology to deliver a flawless stone with beautiful colours reflected in the facets. The fact they are a suitable alternative to diamonds just means you can afford to splash out on the honeymoon!
Moissanite rings make wonderful gifts for a special birthday, an engagement or even after many years of marriage, an eternity ring. Renewing your vows has become extremely popular to show the enduring love of many long-term couples, so Moissanite rings can be an affordable, yet stylish way to express that commitment. A Moissanite ring can also be an heirloom piece to be passed down the generations.
Why Choose a Moissanite Ring?
Moissanite is an excellent pick when it comes to choosing the stone in your ring. It’s highly durable, making it the perfect choice for daily wear, explaining why it’s such a popular choice for engagement rings. Moissanite also has a brilliance different to that of diamonds, emitting rainbow flashes in certain lights.
For the eco-conscious, moissanite is the sensible option. They require no mining as moissanite is lab-created, meaning you can have a luxurious ring for an affordable price, without the baggage that comes with mined gemstones. With a smaller carbon footprint and less overall environmental impact, moissanite rings are the responsible choice.
In terms of looks, moissanite certainly does not disappoint. With a similar look to diamonds, there’s a reason why it’s such a popular engagement gemstone. This colourless stone works beautifully with our bands to create natural-looking, impressive rings for you to wear.
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?
Moissanite is expected to be the next big thing in jewellery design, but currently, it remains the cost-conscious consumer’s secret. A moissanite engagement ring ticks all the boxes for the modern bride, flawless clarity and light-reflecting properties, perfect crystal formation throughout the stone, and ethical origins. If that was not enough, you may be pleasantly surprised by just how affordable moissanite rings are. We expect many people to start looking for Moissanite rings in Australia, which is why Vinny & Charles should be your first port of call. We specialise in creating designs which are distinctly different to mainstream engagement styles, which means your ring will be admired for years to come. What’s even more exciting is that we at Vinny & Charles also accept commissions, so if we do not currently make your dream ring, we certainly can make it a reality before the big day comes.
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 handcrafted engagement rings in Australia 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.