Moissanite: One of the most beautiful gems in the world
Moissanite is an exquisitely beautiful gemstone, and can be a good choice for an affordable engagement ring. First, it’s nearly as hard as diamond and will last a lifetime. Second, it has much more fire and brilliance than a diamond, which makes it an eye-catching center stone that will light up a room. If you are considering a moissanite gemstone as an engagement ring option, at about $300 a carat, a moissanite ring will save you thousands from an earth-mined diamond.
Moissanite, however, does not look much like a diamond.
Moissanite is a beautiful stone in its own right, but most people want a diamond engagement ring, and moissanite does not look much like a diamond. It has nearly double the fire and brilliance of a diamond, which is what makes them beautiful, but it also makes them easy to tell apart from a diamond side by side. This is especially evident when placing moissanite rings in sunlight. Moissanite gemstones are so sparkly that people in the jewelry business call them “disco balls.” This is just one of several differences compared to diamonds.
Moissanite is a gorgeous stone, but it’s not the best substitute for a natural diamond.
What are some good alternatives to a moissanite engagement ring?
It all depends on what your goal is. If you’re browsing for affordable moissanite rings, you are probably looking for a beautiful diamond engagement ring but are trying to avoid the high cost. Or, perhaps you are interested in a ring that doesn’t have the ethical and environmental concerns of a mined diamond.
One great alternative to moissanite is the Nexus Diamond™ alternative, which simulates the look and wear of a diamond but costs up to 80% less. These patented lab created diamond simulants are also environmentally superior and conflict-free because they are not mined.
The Nexus Diamond™ Alternative
All the beauty, at a fraction of the cost.
Our Nexus Diamond alternatives simulate a perfect traditional diamond, but are chemically distinct. No matter the carat weight you’re looking for or the cut of the center stone, you’re bound to find a gorgeous engagement ring that will be cherished for years to come. Our stones are D color (like colorless diamonds), IF clarity and Ideal Cut for maximum fire and brilliance. The average person cannot tell the difference between a perfect diamond and a Nexus Diamond alternative with the naked eye alone. They also come with a Lifetime Stone Guarantee which ensures your diamond alternative stone should not chip, crack or discolor.
If something does happen, we’ll replace it for free, forever. And for up to 80% less than mined diamonds, Nexus Diamond alternatives are an amazing option.
Lab Grown Diamonds
Lab diamonds are in every way identical to mined diamonds. They have the same physical, chemical and optical properties but are grown in clean laboratory conditions. They are better for the earth, its people because they are not mined, and maybe best of all, your wallet, as they cost around 20-30% less than comparable mined diamonds.
We offer lab grown diamonds in engagement rings and as loose stones through our sister company, 12FIFTEEN Diamonds.
If you want to go with moissanite, buy from a premier source.
Charles and Colvard™ are the creators and sole U.S. manufacturers of moissanite. There is great information about moissanite on their site.
The premier retailer of moissanite jewelry online, including moissanite rings, is MoissaniteCo.com. They have a large selection of high quality moissanite engagement rings and other fine jewelry. They are a highly reputable company and do a great job. If you are searching for moissanite diamond engagement rings, we are confident you’ll be able to find them with these premier manufacturers.
At Diamond Nexus, we offer a stunning collection of fine jewelry. From diamond simulant earrings to gem-studded ring collections, we are confident you’ll be able to find exactly what you’re looking for with our online selection.