Moissanite Or Diamond – Which One For A Budget Ring?


Moissanite Or Diamond – Which One For A Budget Ring?

You’ve announced your engagement! Yay! That’s great news! So now it’s time to go shopping for an engagement ring, or maybe couple engagement rings. Amidst this Covid-19 times, we understand if you are tight on a budget, because of the very harsh economical condition that we all have had to face since the past few months. You might be then looking for a budget ring; and that’s absolutely alright.

If you’re tight on a budget, then you certainly don’t have a diamond ring on your mind; or maybe you do, but you know that it’ll be really expensive. So, if that’s the confusion, we’re here to help. If you really don’t have a good budget, then you could always opt for a lesser expensive option than a diamond; and that’s moissanite. It looks like a diamond, but actually isn’t. It fulfills all the aspects of being a white traditional stone that is of good quality, fitting your budget. Let’s let you know more about this unique white stone.

What is moissanite?

Moissanite is a colourless gemstone that looks like a diamond, but is considerably very economical. You can thus pick up a large moissanite stone for your engagement ring at an affordable price, than a tiny diamond ring. Moissanite is actually silicon carbide, which was found naturally in the late 1800s by Henry Moissan (thus the name). However, the moissanites that you now see on jewellery pieces are not natural; they are instead lab-made, which is why they are so economical. Nevertheless, they are extremely durable with a 9.5 hardness rating, which is the second largest hardness rating in the world.

How is moissanite different from a diamond?

First and foremost, as we have already mentioned above, moissanite is lab-made. This is the most significant difference between a moissanite stone and diamond (provided that the diamond is natural, since lab-made diamonds are also available today). Moreover, diamonds, whether natural or lab-made, are crystals of pure carbon. Moissanite, on the other hand, has a different composition with a combination of carbon and silicon.

Which one should you pick – diamond or moissanite?

Looking at the above, all we can suggest is that you pick whatever suits your budget. Both diamonds and moissanite look similar in appearance, which means that an untrained observer won’t be able to know the difference. Also, both the stones are hard and durable, means that they can last long.

Now, the difference is that moissanite is not real, and thus inexpensive. Diamonds, on the other hand, are real and expensive. Even lab-made diamonds are actually real diamonds, possessing the same chemical and optical properties as a natural diamond.

So, we’ll say that you must pick something that you can afford. The economical moissanite ring will still hold the Wow factor, while a diamond is in itself truly Wow. Once you have decided on a budget for your ring, make sure to stick to it. If you have a low budget, there’s no harm in opting for a moissanite ring. But, if you do have a good budget, and want a real ring, diamond is the best choice. And, Aura Jewels can help you fulfill your desire of wearing the best diamond ring for your engagement. Plus, you can rest assured that you’re only getting genuine certified diamonds  here; it’s not for nothing that Aura Jewels is considered as one of the best diamond jewellery shops in Bangalore.