Better than Diamonds: All About Moissanite Engagement Rings
If you’re thinking of proposing to the love of your life, the task of choosing an engagement ring is probably heavy on your mind. Off the top of your list might be an engagement ring with a diamond centre stone. Sure, diamonds are a classic gemstone option, but whether they still represent forever is definitely up for debate. A new generation of socially and ethically conscious shoppers in Singapore and around the globe are redefining the engagement ring on their own terms. This has led to the rise in the popularity of gemstone engagement rings. In particular, the moissanite engagement ring has proven to be a favoured option with people who appreciate the traditional appearance of a natural diamond without any of its associated drawbacks. This blog will go into detail on the appeal of the moissanite gemstone and why so many modern shoppers are gravitating towards this precious gem.
What is a Moissanite?
Known as the gemstone from the stars, moissanite is named after French scientist Henri Moissan, who first discovered this crystalline mineral at the site of a meteorite strike in 1893. Whereas diamonds are formed under the surface of the earth after eons of pressure, moissanite is actually rarer than diamonds in their natural form. Naturally occurring moissanite is only found in a small section of the earth’s upper crust or in meteorites that have serendipitously fallen from outer space. Due to this, most moissanite jewellery like engagement rings are lab-grown using the same mineral compositions as their naturally occurring counterparts. With brilliance, strength and beauty to match any diamond, moissanite gems make an attractive engagement ring centre stone alternative to the diamond.
The Durability of Moissanite
Coming in at 9.25 on the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, moissanite is a highly durable gemstone that is almost as hard as diamonds(which ranks at 10). Due to their similar thermal levels, moissanite will also show up as positive on a diamond tester. The durability of this gemstone makes it a choice option for daily jewellery like engagement rings. Highly resistant to scratches, moissanite is much tougher than other common gemstones like sapphire, ruby and emerald. Just like the love you share with your partner, a moissanite engagement ring will accompany you throughout all the days of your life.
The Beauty of Moissanite
Beautiful is often the first word that comes to mind when people catch a glimpse of a Princess Gem moissanite engagement ring. Moissanite is not only optically similar to diamonds but almost impossible to tell apart with the naked eye. If anything, moissanite is known to possess more sparkle and fire than diamonds, meaning that they catch the light with a distinctive brilliance known only to this gemstone from the stars. Every love story is beautiful, but moissanite takes romance to the next level. It is only fitting that a love story written in the stars should only be accompanied by a token of love from the stars.
Beyond Conflict Free: The Princess Gem Moissanite
While some diamonds might be labelled as “conflict free”, this terminology from the Kimberley Process (KP) only refers to mined diamonds that have not been used to finance wars or rebellions against legitimate governments. Such a narrow definition fails to take into account other ethical and environmental issues, from exploitative child labour to habitat destruction that taints the beauty of the mined diamond. On the other hand, the Princess Gem moissanite is not only conflict free but lovingly lab-grown. This means that issues like human rights abuses and mass environmental destruction are non-factors. Additionally, lab-grown gems come with the benefit of greater quality control. We ensure that all our moissanite engagement rings only feature gemstones that flawlessly pass the classic 4C’s of diamond quality to the highest standards.
Shop Moissanite Engagement Rings in Singapore
Princess Gem offers high-quality lab-grown moissanite engagement rings to commemorate the love that two individuals have for each other. Whether you’re seeking a classic ring for a proposal, an anniversary present, or a birthday surprise, nothing says “I love you” as clearly as a sparkling moissanite ring in a pretty pink box. Pay us a visit in person at our showroom to try out our rings for yourself! We’re also pleased to share that we offer free shipping for all orders throughout Singapore and internationally.