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Millennials and Moissanite: The Perfect Match

Millennials and Moissanite: The Perfect Match

The Moissanite engagement ring is the latest alternative to diamond engagement rings, with a combination of beauty and affordability that can’t be matched. In fact, these lovely, shimmering rings have become the darlings of the millennial set. Many young couples today are choosing to go with moissanite for engagement rings and they’re pleased with these beautiful symbols of love and commitment. There are at least five good reasons why millennials are going the Moissanite route. but first let’s take a look at what this jewel actually is.

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Moissanite vs. Diamond

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While some people label a moissanite as a “fake diamond,” it isn’t. In fact, it is a jewel in its own right. Moissanite in nature are incredibly rare, but those used in jewelry are created in a lab using silicon carbide. They have a different crystal structure than diamonds, but closely resemble diamonds for sparkle, clarity and beauty. There are many similarities and some differences. Both stones are extremely hard and appropriate for day-to-day wear. Both appear to be colorless or nearly colorless and have exceptional sparkle and shine. Both are considered genuine stones for use in jewelry.

They part company in several ways, however, including how they are sold and what they cost. Although a Moissanite is created in a lab, it does take several months to make one, so they are not cheap; they are, however, far less expensive than diamonds of comparable size. Another difference is the superior clarity of moissanite wedding rings and engagement rings. Some diamonds have very good clarity while others may be cloudy with lots of flaws and imperfections.

 

Moissanite has more sparkle with fewer flaws than Diamond!

So why are millennials so in love with moissanite engagement rings?

More Sparkle with Fewer Flaws! Because Moissanite stones are lab created, there is greater control over the quality of the stone. All Moissanites are either flawless or nearly so, giving millennials the opportunity to more easily find stones with exceptional sparkle and clarity. Buyers don’t have to try and wade through a lot of diamonds, trying to find one with good cut, clarity and color combined with the carat weight they are looking for. Instead, millennials can assume (rightly so) that any Moissanite engagement rings they look at will have excellent color and clarity compared with the majority of similarly sized diamonds.

The unusual sparkle of this stone is sometimes referred to as “Moissanite fire” and is one of the most appreciated features of this jewel. This is its ability to break up light into a spectrum of colors. Moissanite engagement rings have more fire than diamond engagement rings because they break up light into a full spectrum of colors. For those looking for maximum flash and sparkle, Moissanite fire is the answer.

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Moissanite stones are usually named based on their relative clarity, making it easy to understand what you’re looking at in terms of quality. The top Moissanite brands in the world are Forever ONE and SUPERNOVA

Forever ONE Moissanite

The Forever ONE Moissanite needs really no introduction. It is by US based company Charles & Colvard. Charles & Colvard is the company that started the Moissanite revolution around the world and Forever ONE is the epitome of the company's 20 years of research and innovation.

Forever ONE is also graded as true colorless in the DEF range but the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) say that they lean towards D-E color giving it the gorgeous and famous ice-white look. These gems also fall in Internally Flawless to Very Slightly Included (IF-VS) clarity range. Forever ONE, have a higher price point compared to SUPERNOVA. 

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SUPERNOVA Moissanite

The new-generation SUPERNOVA Moissanite is by Australian based company Moissanite International.  They are graded as true colorless (DEF), without the undesired blue colour tint found in other colorless Moissanite. It is also cut perfectly to maximise brilliance.  This gives the SUPERNOVA the natural look that has warmth and soul. These gems also have VVS clarity which means even an experienced grader will have a hard time finding any inclusions with a 10x loupe. 

These stones are stunning and is coined the best jewel ever. And one more thing about SUPERNOVA, it comes at a lower price point compared to Forever ONE Moissanite of Charles & Colvard.

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