A guide to buying and caring for moissanite engagement rings

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Moissanite engagement rings have been gaining popularity for their affordability, beauty, and sustainability. While looking for moissanite engagement rings, make sure you know a little about these non-diamond gemstones. Here are some facts that you must consider:

A sustainable option

There are consequences of mining gemstones from the earth, irrespective of the preventive measures. Moissanite is lab-grown and has become a great alternative to gemstones. It can be the perfect choice if the aspects of quality and social responsibility are concerned as obtaining moissanite does not involve environmentally harmful mining procedures.


One of the pros of purchasing moissanite engagement rings is their durability. Moissanite ranks a 9.25 on the Mohs scale, making it one of the hardest stones outranked by diamonds. The gemstone has a different hardness and more sparkle than a diamond.

While a diamond is made of pure carbon, carbon silicate forms the composition of moissanite. It means that moissanite rings can repel oil and dirt better than diamond rings. It can also be worn regularly and remain exposed without the chances of damage or scratch on its surface.

While natural diamonds have limited shapes and sizes, moissanite, manufactured in a lab, can be cut in any shape and size. It gives many options while choosing the center stone for your desired engagement ring.


The classic moissanite is yellowish-green colored, which was developed at the earliest stages. Later on, near colorless and colorless moissanite was developed. A near-colorless moissanite stone looks like an H-colored diamond, while colorless moissanite resembles an E-colored diamond.

It is suggested to purchase colorless moissanite for the best quality. It would help if you also looked into slightly included or flawless moissanite gems for maximum fire and brilliance. While buying, you must also keep in that moissanite weight a lot less than diamond.

So please don’t confuse it with the diamond carat weight. Often, moissanite is described as ‚diamond equivalent weight‘ to make people understand the comparison.

Size, Shape, and Designs

Moissanite engagement rings are available in different shapes and sizes to meet the varied needs of individuals. However, the most popular types of moissanite rings are square, oval, and round.

A square moissanite ring can be used as a centerpiece in any ring style, and it is easy to maintain.

Oval moissanite is versatile, and its use as a standalone piece or a center stone adds to the elegance. Round shapes are preferred by those who like simple yet elegant designs. If your partner prefers an engagement ring with a more traditional appeal, they are the perfect option.

You can also take an idea from various designs available.

The blue diamond ring is the best option if your partner likes a dash of color contrasting perfectly with the gemstone. A marquise halo ring could be opted for if you want the ring to be eye-catching with intricate details.

Care for a moissanite ring

To make the ring look its best, you must take it to a professional once a year. The experts will do deep cleaning remove buildup around and underneath the ring. You can also use a gentle cleanser to maintain the upkeep of the ring at your home. To keep the radiance of the ring intact, you need to reduce touching it, which will also prevent any buildups.

Insuring can also be a part of caring for your engagement ring as it provides protection and cover for the damages. It is always advisable to have a plan to protect your ring irrespective of the circumstances.