The engagement ring is a symbol of eternal love. It is conspicuous, indestructible and forever glowing. However, when the time comes to choose one, many factors decide upon the final choice, such as the offer, the buyer’s taste and the prize, above all. There are rings that are made with cubic zirconia, a colorless form of zirconia that is very similar to diamond in refractivity and appearance. This crystalline substance is an affordable alternative to diamonds and gemstones, but it can easily get scratched, loses its shine very fast and thereby fails to serve its purpose, which is to carry the symbol of eternal love. On the other hand, diamonds and gemstones are extremely expensive and not everyone can afford them…
Having this in mind, the West offers an alternative that should truly be taken into consideration when buying an engagement ring. This alternative is the moissanite, a growing trend which can be found all over social networks such as Instagram and Pinterest. Moissanite is a rare mineral that was discovered by the French chemist Henri Moissan in 1893, in a meteor crater in Canyon Diablo, Arizona, but only years later it started being synthesized in laboratories.
It is very interesting and unique, firstly due to the fact that it originates from space, and secondly, because it possesses some optical properties exceeding those of diamonds that make it shine brighter and be more impressive. Moissanite has almost the same hardness as diamonds and therefore it cannot be damaged, scratched or broken, in one word – it is indestructible.
Its prize is far more affordable than that of diamonds and you can purchase moissanite gemstones from several renowned online shops that represent the exclusive global supplier of moissanite jewelry – Charles & Colvard.
Take a look at the pictures below and you’ll see why this gemstone is said to be “born from the stars”: