When it comes to buying gemstones, some thought must be put into ensuring that you buy the best engagement ring possible. You need to choose a stone that suits your lifestyle and values. There are 3 stones that could be considered equal in terms of quality, clarity and design, namely: Moissanite, Diamond and Satéur Stone. These 3 stones look alike but still have their differences; while some occur naturally, others are made in the lab.
Which of the three should you buy?
In this article, we will discuss the 3 stones, their qualities, benefits, and choose one that we believe is the best choice considering all the variables involved. Of course, the final decision of choosing a stone when shopping is your decision.
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Moissanite is composed of meteorite elements that have fallen to earth and as such it is quite rare to find. In fact, it is rarer than the diamond or the Satéur™ stone and although it looks the same as both, it is known to have a more brilliant sparkle and brilliance. Originally discovered by Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dr. Henri Moissan in 1893, Moissant is an excellent stone for people who prefer gemstones that they can be sure of their history ethically and socially.
Today, Moissant can be created in the lab using a process that mimics the natural process but in a shorter time.
1. Moissanite has a higher refractive index than diamonds, allowing it to shine with greater brilliance.
2. Moissanite is eco-friendly and has an ethical history that makes them more readily acceptable to many.
3. Moissanite costs at least 50% less than diamond rings of the same size, cut and style.
4. Moissanite shines brighter than other stones and is very durable.
Diamonds are natural pieces of carbon popular in the earth that have aged over the years to become brilliant, highly reflective stones. It is available in different colors, cut, clarity and carat.
Most people hide the diamond not only because of its beauty or rarity, but also because of the buzz surrounding it. The diamond has a high brilliance and the second highest refractive index at around 2.4, which is lower than Moissant.
The question of why the diamond costs so much is based on perception marketing, even if it is a worthy stone given its quality. The major challenge faced by past and future owners is the high price tag, social responsibility and ethical history associated with it. Lately, people prefer to know where their stone was harvested and how.
1.) Diamonds are naturally occurring in the earth and the hardest known compound in the world.
2.) Diamond has high brilliance and the second highest refractive index of around 2.4
3.) The diamond has imperfections called inclusions
4.) Diamonds come in different colors, cuts, and carat weights, which generally determines its value