Choosing your gemstone: Moissanite or Cultured Diamond?
Are you ready to embark on the journey of selecting the perfect engagement ring? The team at the Moissanite company are here to help you become confident in making such an important and everlasting decision! In this article, we'll be taking a closer look at two popular gemstone options: moissanite and cultured diamonds. By understanding the unique properties of each, you'll be able to make an informed decision that fits your budget, style, and values. So let's dive in and discover the perfect gemstone for your forever ring!
Moissanite - The Ethical Diamond Alternative
Moissanite is a lab created gemstone first discovered in 1893 by French scientist Henri Moissan. It is composed of silicon carbide, making it one of the most durable gemstones on the market today, with a rating of 9.25-9.5 on the Mohs scale—only diamonds are harder! This makes moissanite an excellent choice for engagement rings as it can withstand daily wear and tear.
Moissanite has excellent fire and brilliance, meaning that when light strikes its surface, it sparkles brightly with flashes of rainbow colours. It is also a more affordable option when compared to cultured diamonds, ranging between $1,200.00 and $5,000.00. Moissanite allows you to indulge in your dream ring design and larger carat size without exceeding a reasonable budget.
Who should pick moissanite?
Moissanite is a perfect choice for somebody who desires the highest quality, ethical, and affordable diamond alternative.
Cultured Diamonds - A Real Diamond with Ethical Origins
Lab grown diamonds, also referred to as ‘cultured diamonds’, possess the same chemical and optical characteristics as natural diamonds mined from the earth. The difference lies in their responsible creation above ground, using advanced technology that emulates the natural growth process of a mined diamond. This process is conducted in a laboratory setting that allows for precise control, making it possible to eliminate the negative environmental and human impact associated with diamond mining. As a result, cultured diamonds are virtually identical to their mined counterparts, even under a microscope.
Cultured diamonds are more expensive than moissanite, ranging between $4,000.00 and $15,000.00. However, as they are created using technology, cutting costs can be kept low, and prices remain competitive compared to mined diamonds.
Who should pick cultured diamonds?
A laboratory grown diamond is the perfect choice for somebody who desires a real diamond with ethical origins.
Making a Choice: Moissanite or Cultured Diamond
When choosing between moissanite and cultured diamonds, several factors come into play. Consider your personal preferences, budget, and the specific properties important to you. The following table highlights the primary differences between the two gemstones.
No matter which gemstone you choose, rest assured that both moissanite and cultured diamonds are exceptional choices for your engagement ring. Moissanite provides excellent quality at a reasonable price and is also ethically sourced. Cultured diamonds, conversely, offer the same brilliance and attractiveness as mined diamonds without causing any adverse environmental or humanitarian effects. Regardless of your decision, you will have a stunning and enduring ring to treasure for the rest of your life.
Here at The Moissanite Company, we value your love story. Based in Brisbane, Australia, we utilise the highest quality Cultured Gemstones, including Moissanite and Laboratory Diamonds, paired this with impeccable craftsmanship to bring your forever ring to life. We pride ourselves on being Bespoke, Ethical and Affordable. We are also committed to a sustainable ‘now’ and ‘future’. We are on a mission to positively influence the jewellery industry and provide customers with the sparkle they desire, at a price they can afford, with the environment in front of mind, always! Here at the Moissanite Company, we plant a tree for every ring sold, by donating to Trillion Trees - an Australian organisation that is dedicated to improving our mother earth. As well as donating a portion of profits from every Cultured Clarity™ ring we craft to The Australian Marine Conservation Society. Get in touch today to receive a no-obligation quote from one of our jewellery experts.