The Moissanite Engagement Ring
You've found the love of your life, and now it's time to find the perfect engagement ring. Why not choose something that is beautiful, ethical, and affordable?
Our Moissanite engagement rings are crafted to perfection for heirloom quality engagement rings. It is founded on the simple fact that you deserve a ring that is as beautiful inside as it is out—and that means no conflict diamonds, ever.
Your satisfaction is our guarantee! We offer one free resizing, prong tightening, cleaning, and polishing for up to 1 year, and our lifetime manufacturer's warranty.
Sourced directly from labs that produce the highest quality Moissanite and Lab-Diamonds. Our gemstones rival the cut, clarity, and color of the infamous Charles & Colvard or the Harrogem Moissanite, which are widely considered to be the best in class lab-created moissanite.
Moissanite is a mineral form of Silicon Carbide (SiC). It’s extremely rare in its natural state (mostly in meteorites) and is usually produced in laboratories. It has many uses, but is known best as a diamond alternative.Wikipedia has a nice write up if you want to learn a little more.
First things first: Moissanite is not a diamond. Many people refer to is as a diamond simulant since it does not have the same material properties as a diamond (which is a mineral form of Carbon).
Moissanite can be produced nearly colorless, has a Mohs hardness of 9.5, an a refractive index of 2.65; so slightly softer and more refractive than diamond.
Moissanites are about 15%-18% lighter than diamonds so they cannot be sized based on weight (1ct, 1.5 ct). Instead, they are priced based on their measurements (6mm, 7.5mm).
Simulant: Stones that have similar optical characteristics as the gem that they’re imitating.
Synthetic: Stones that are the exact same material properties as the gem.
It depends on your preference. For those who prefer a more white sparkle effect (like a diamond), a Hearts & Arrows Cut would be best as it minimizes the double refraction and has a less splintery effect compared to a standard Brilliant Cut. There are typically 8 distinct arrows and hearts in the pattern.
If you want to maximize a moissanite's fire and brillance, a Brilliant Cut is preferable. This cut has been described as having a discoball effect by some and is also splintery with its thin facets. See this video for a great comparison between the two cuts.
An Old European Cut (OEC) is also a great choice if you prefer chunky facets with lots of soft pastel colors. Here is a comparison video between August Vintage's Hearts & Arrows Round and Old European Cut Round in different lightings.
Our studio and our world class craftsmen are located in New York City.