The short answer is...no! If you are looking for your dream ring that looks and acts like a Diamond but doesn't come with unethical mining practices and a hefty price tag, look no further than Moissanite engagement rings.
Is a Moissanite Engagement Ring tacky?
No! A Moissanite ring is the farthest thing from tacky - if you love Diamonds, you will love Moissanite engagement rings. Many couples love the traditional look of Diamond rings as they are timeless, pair well with both white gold and yellow gold ring settings, and provide engagement rings with numerous ring cut options such as princess cut, cushion cut, oval cut, round cut, and more! However, Diamond engagement rings come with a large price tag, unethical mining practices, harmful contributions to the environment and an unstable grading system. Because of these reasons, many couples today are shifting to Moissanite rings, as they offer the beautiful, traditional look of a Diamond engagement ring without all of the downfalls. Let’s look at a few reasons why you won’t find Moissanite rings tacky.
They Look Like Diamonds
Unlike natural diamonds, which are mined from the earth, Moissanite stones are lab grown diamonds. Generally speaking, the clearer the Diamond center stone is, the more valuable the Diamond is. However, as Moissanite stones are lab grown, the colour and clarity can be controlled. This ensures superior quality control, and provides the best center stone for your engagement ring. It is important to note that Moissanite stones are generally sold colourless, or almost colourless, so they really do resemble a white diamond. Therefore, if you like the look of Diamond engagement rings, you will love the Moissanite engagement rings and not find them tacky in the slightest.They Come in All Shapes and Sizes
Another reason why you won’t find Moissanite rings tacky is because they are customizable and come in a wide array of shapes and sizes! As they are man-made, you can purchase them in any shape you like, whereas you won’t find this with Diamonds as they are limited to their size and shape due to how they are grown. Because of the flexibility Moissanite engagement rings offer, you can think about it like getting your dream diamond ring custom designed, for a fraction of the price. Adore a princess cut ring? What about cushion cuts? When it comes to a Moissanite center stone, there are numerous options. That way, you can be sure you are getting your forever ring and not settling for something you don’t truly love.They Shine Better Than Natural Diamonds
The brilliance from Moissanite stones is another reason why you will fall in love with these center stone options. In this instance, brilliance refers to the appearance of white light that is reflected from the gem. Oftentimes, when people think of stone options that are not Diamonds, they think of a gem that looks foggy and does not sparkle near enough. This, however, is not the case with Moissanite stones! Moissanite stones, in fact, have a refraction index of roughly 2.65 which is higher than a natural cut diamond, which has an index of 2.42. The ability to reflect light lends to the appeal of the Moissanite stones, steering away from the dreaded ‘tackiness’.They Are Strong
The last thing anyone wants is their engagement ring to chip, the gem to scratch, loose shape, or have a stone that is so soft it is easy to dent. This is where rings begin to look tacky - but rest assured, you won’t find any of these issues with a Moissanite stone. Moissanite stones rate a 9.25 on Mohs Hardness Scale, while Diamonds rate a 10, which means that Moissanite stones do not fall far behind Diamonds. This makes Moissanite stones the second hardest stone, ensuring your forever ring will not chip, break or scratch easily, keeping the integrity of your engagement ring.
Will You Regret Buying a Moissanite Stone Over a Diamond?
Most definitely not. Perhaps you are looking for your dream ring, but don’t want the upkeep of a Diamond engagement ring? Or perhaps you don’t want to pay the price tag for a Diamond engagement ring. Whatever the reason, you will not regret buying a Moissanite ring.Low Maintenance
Moissanite stones are one of the best center stone options out there in terms of maintenance. These stones only require a cleaning once a month to really keep their shine, whereas Diamond center stones require a cleaning once a week. Additionally, the crystalline structure and shape of Moissanite stones differ from diamond center stones, meaning that Moissanite stones are less likely to build up grease, dirt, and general ‘grime’’ over time. This low-maintenance reason alone attracts many couples to purchasing a Moissanite ring over a natural diamond engagement ring, as there is more “sparkle” time between cleanings.Supporting Ethical Practices
Because Moissanite is lab-grown diamonds, you can rest assured you are not supporting unethical practices, which cannot be said for other mined gems. These will leave both your conscious and pockets in good shape.Price Tag
Unlike Diamond engagement rings which come with a large price tag, Moissanite stones are the affordable option for couples looking for their dream ring without breaking the bank and keeping all of the sparkle.Quality
These lab grown Diamonds go through a rigorous quality control, and pass through many tests before they go to the market to be sold. These stones are built to last, so you can rest assured that you are buying a quality product every time you are purchasing a Moissanite engagement ring that you can pass down for generations.Custom Ring Design Services
Another great feature is the ability to have your Moissanite stone in any shape or design you want - cushion cut, princess cut, emerald cut, or even three stone engagement rings; the options are endless. This way, you can be sure you are getting the product you will love for years to come.
Overall, Moissanite engagement rings are a great alternative for many couples who are looking for their dream engagement ring, but don’t want to buy a Diamond for ethical reasons, price concerns, or the high level of maintenance that is required. Our Moissanite rings will last and sparkle for a lifetime while offering many benefits that Diamonds don’t.