If I had only known I would have put all my ring monies into one of these beautiful babies! I’m a sucker for color and a huge sucker for pink. Yes, I get that it’s a little girlie girl of me, but I’m OK with that. My top favorites that may just be my upgrade ring when the time comes:
Also available with a Moissanite center stone for only $1,513.50 USD
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My note on Moissanite over diamond center stones:
Moissanite are nearly 2.5 times more fire than diamond, Moissanite is a unique jewel with exceptional brilliance and fire that delivers quality, beauty, and value.
This means it has MUCH more sparkle. That’s what people love about diamonds and this stone does it better.
Moissanite is not separated into grades (like diamond) because its manufacturer has set strict specifications that each stone must meet before being released to distributors. Those specifications are comparable to diamonds which have been graded VS1-VS2 (Very Slightly Included – Minor inclusions somewhat easy to locate at 10x magnification).
Moissanite is considered sturdier than diamond because it has no natural fractures that can crack if the stone is subjected to an impact of some kind. Also, Moissanite, at 9.25 Mohs, is second in hardness only to diamond and incredibly tough. This is the reason that Moissanite maintains its clarity and sparkle throughout a lifetime. It will not look like a piece of rock salt, like cubic zirconia, after two weeks.
However, you need to know that Moissanite cannot compare in color to a colorless diamond. Moissanite has a slightly darker (approximately I-K color) but really cannot be differentiated from a diamond in the same setting. You would probably be able to see a difference in color if you compared loose Moissanite stones and loose diamond stones.
I would like to say that there is NOTHING wrong with getting a Moissanite center stone if you don’t have money for a diamond. I didn’t do it, but I would have been able to get a HUGE flawless stone had I done so.
The only way to tell a Moissanite from a Diamond or a CZ (which I would NEVER recommend) is to put a pen light over the stone and look at the reflection given off: