There are many diamond alternatives, moissanite becoming an increasingly popular choice. As I’ve seen many moissanite beauties around the web lately, I wanted to gather a bit of info and inspiration on these stones for you. Firstly, most moissanite (silicon carbide) is lab grown today (it is a rare find and was originally discovered in 1893 in a meteor crater in Arizona by the French chemist Henri Moissan). Because it is lab grown, it is more eco-friendly than mined stones, and is also much more affordable. It is important to note that moissanite is not colorless, but often gives off a slight yellow or greenish hue, but it has great sparkle and can actually be more brilliant than a diamond! So to sum it up, moissanite is less money, more sparkle, better for the environment. Here are a few of my favorites, and all of these just happen to be from Etsy shops, because supporting small businesses is yet another bonus!
Marquise Moissanite Engagement Ring with Diamond Halo Conflict Free 14k Rose Gold $699+
1ct Brilliant Moissanite Engagement Ring 3 Ring Set Solid 14K Rose Gold $1,129+
Sparkling Moissanite Engagement Ring 14k Palladium White Gold with Large Cushion Cut Solitaire $1998
Naples .25 Carat Moissanite Engagement Ring – 14kt Gold Customizable Twig $648
14k Rose Gold Forever Brilliant Moissanite Engagement Ring with Diamond Halo Forever $1,498+
Floral Moissanite Engagement Ring in 14k White Gold Scalloped Diamond Wedding Band $1,968+
Coin Edge Engagement Wedding Ring Set – Sterling Silver and Moissanite Ring $265+
Modern wedding band set with Moissanite, palladium, sterling silver – his and hers $395
5mm Moissanite Leafy Engagement Ring 14k Rose Gold $492
Oval Forever Brilliant Moissanite Engagement Ring in 14K White Gold with Diamonds in Flower Buds and Leaves $3,195
18K Cluster Moissanite Oval Halo Engagement Ring Conflict Free Diamond Alternative $1,199
I hope this was helpful to those in the search for a diamond ring alternative. Which one of these pretty pieces would you love to wear? And if you have a moissanite ring, I’d love to know if and why you love it in the comments below.