Breaking Down the Brilliance: Lab Diamond vs Hearts & Arrows vs Round Brilliant vs Supernova Moissanite
There are many options to choose from when it comes to engagement ring center stones. But for a timelessly brilliant and eco-conscious piece, Lab Diamonds, Charles and Colvard Forever ONE Hearts & Arrows, Round Brilliant, and SUPERNOVA Moissanite come up top. Each gemstone has a unique sparkle, and understanding their differences can help you make the best decision for the perfect engagement ring.
Brilliance at Its Source
Selecting the best center stone is one of the biggest decisions for your upcoming proposal. As the ring's centerpiece, the gemstone sparkles gracefully to catch everyone's eye. While all women love a ring with breathtaking brilliance, an ethical source and history makes an impact for her as well. This is why providing you with a responsibly sourced, ethically made, and consciously crafted gemstone is part of our lifetime commitment to you.
Lab Diamonds: Brilliant Heritage with a Pure Heart
A Lab Diamond is a diamond grown in a laboratory environment. It has the same physical and chemical properties as a natural diamond but created more ethically thanks to technology. It is known for its famous brilliance and sparkle and comes in a range of expertly-cut shapes showcasing each and every stunning facet. It's a more eco-conscious choice thanks to its lower carbon footprint than its natural counterpart.
Charles and Colvard Forever ONE Hearts & Arrows: Unmatched Sparkle and Perfection
Charles and Colvard's Forever ONE is perfected with a decades-old process to create The World's Most Brilliant Gem. A gemstone's cut is one of its most important characteristics—it affects the brilliance and sparkle you see when your Moissanite catches the light. The cut can entirely change the way a ring looks on someone’s hand. The big question now is, what is the difference between the Hearts & Arrows and Round Brilliant cut?
Forever ONE is known to rival a diamond's sparkle, and the Hearts & Arrows Cut takes this beauty one step further.
Hearts & Arrows is a marker of a well-cut Moissanite and a look we are all very familiar with. Eight symmetrical hearts and arrows are on either side of the gem as a testament to the precision accompanying this romantic cut. After all, love is perfect symmetry, and the Hearts & Arrows Cut showcases it perfectly.
Charles and Colvard Forever ONE Round Brilliant: Timeless Classic Meets Modern Brilliance
Another popular choice for engagement rings, the Round Brilliant is made to maximize Moissanite's brilliance and unique fire. It has a more modern look than the Hearts & Arrows line—an excellent choice for the contemporary woman who enjoys maximum sparkle in her forever piece.
SUPERNOVA Moissanite: Crafted to Perfection
Australian brand Moissanite International developed SUPERNOVA, also known as the Stellar Cut, to maximize the brilliance of Moissanite but with less double refraction or "disco ball effect." When viewed with the naked eye through the crown above, it looks similar to a Hearts & Arrows Cut—almost like a great marriage between Charles & Colvard Hearts & Arrows and Round Brilliant. It features optimal sparkle with a more diamond-like faceting pattern.
Here is a video of SUPERNOVA Moissanite showcasing its unique Stellar Cut:
These are all excellent choices, each with its unique features and benefits. See them up close in one-of-a-kind designer settings by scheduling an appointment in our private showroom.