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Why Moissanite Engagements Rings Are Popular: An Analysis

September 23, 2022

Why Moissanite Engagements Rings Are Popular: An Analysis

Moissanite is a stone that has been gaining popularity since it first came on the scene. Individuals adore the gemstone because it is beautiful, durable, and affordable. When compared to other diamond alternatives, such as cubic zirconia or high-carbon diamond simulants, moissanite blows them out of the water in terms of appearance and cost. Moreover, with the growing demand for moissanite, an increasing number of manufacturers are investing in the material.

Moissanite has many excellent qualities that make it perfect for an engagement ring. It is available in a range of colours and has an impressive lustre. Hence, what is it about moissanite that makes it as popular as lab-grown diamonds in Singapore? In this post, let’s explore why moissanite is beloved by many individuals.

Why Are Moissanite Engagement Rings So Popular?

Moissanite engagement rings are popular for a multitude of reasons. Diamonds are beautiful and timeless, but they aren’t the only option. Moissanite has many excellent qualities that make it perfect for an engagement ring. It comes in a range of colours and has a remarkable lustre.

Moissanite is notably known for being friendly on the wallet. The price of moissanite has progressively declined over the years, making it more affordable than diamonds. You may also choose moissanite if you want a green, eco-friendly ring. This is because moissanite is lab-grown. Thus, it has no negative impact on the environment.

A Brief History of Moissanite

A Brief History of Moissanite

Moissanite was originally discovered in 1893 in a crater left by a meteor in the Diablo Canyon of Arizona. It was later named after the Nobel prize-winning scientist Dr. Henri Moissan, who was the first to experiment with the material.

When moissanite was first discovered, it was thought to be a new type of diamond. It wasn’t until the mid-20th century that scientists were able to conduct detailed analyses and determine that it was not a diamond. After many years of trial and error, the particles that Dr. Henri Moissan found were successfully synthesised to create one of the most brilliant diamonds in the world. 

The first lab-grown moissanite was created in the 1990s. It quickly became a popular alternative to diamonds for engagement rings and other forms of jewelry. This is largely due to the fact that diamonds can be expensive and difficult to source. On the other hand, moissanite is lab-grown and therefore does not share the same ethical concerns.

What Is Moissanite?

Moissanite is a rare silicon carbide mineral created through a combination of pressure and heat. It is a gemstone that resembles diamonds in appearance. Although classic moissanite is frequently yellowish in colour, colourless moissanite can be found on the market today. It is also available in a range of colours, including blue, green, pink, purple, and yellow.

Due to its extreme rarity, the moissanite that is now on the market is often produced in a laboratory. Various companies, however, may take different approaches towards the process, resulting in varying degrees of quality.

At LeCaine Gems, moissanite is created using imported raw materials of the highest grade. Our manufacturing process is designed to maintain the integrity of the raw materials, as well as to ensure its quality. Each stone is polished and inspected several times throughout the creation process to ensure that it meets the highest standards in the industry. 

What Makes Moissanite Different From Diamond? 

  • It has more sparkle 

The refractive index of moissanite is greater than that of a diamond. This means that it shines more and looks more brilliant. The higher the refractive index, the shinier the stone.

The brilliance of moissanite is one of its most striking characteristics. Because of its increased dispersion rate when compared to diamonds, it reflects twice as much brilliance. As a result, moissanite will substantially have more fabulous shine.

  • It is almost as hard as a diamond

Diamond is the hardest substance on Earth, with a Mohs hardness rating of 10/10. On the other hand, moissanite has a hardness rating of 9.25/10, making it almost as hard as a diamond, and hence does not turn cloudy like a diamond simulant.

  • It is less expensive

One of the most significant advantages of moissanite is its price point. This is because the value of moissanite is determined by its size and whether or not it has been enhanced. Meanwhile, a diamond’s value depends on its 4 C’s (Cut, Colour, Clarity, and Carat).

  • It has more clarity

Because moissanite is grown in laboratories, they do not have the significant clarity imperfections that diamonds do. As a result, moissanite will always be eye-clean, whereas diamonds may have noticeable flaws visible to the eye.

Finding an eye-clean diamond in the correct size may be challenging for those on a tight budget. It entails closely inspecting a large number of diamonds. This can be time-consuming and may necessitate the assistance of a professional.

Moissanite Engagement Rings: An Alternative to Diamond Rings

Moissanite Engagement Rings: An Alternative to Diamond Rings

Overall, moissanite is a great option for those whose primary concerns are affordability and sustainability. They have the same aesthetic appeal as diamonds and are equally stunning. A moissanite engagement ring is an excellent choice if you want a gorgeous ring that will not cost as much as a mined diamond.

LeCaine Gems takes pride in delivering a thorough first-class service by maintaining the highest standards in the industry. Our premium moissanite is created using only the most intense heat and pressure, producing the most desirable moissanite for jewelry making. The result is a stunning, conflict-free gem that looks and sparkles like a diamond but costs much less.

Moreover, our facilities are inspected regularly to ensure they meet or exceed applicable safety and regulatory standards. LeCaine Gems also uses a proprietary process to test each gem for inclusions and flaws to meet the company’s high standards.

When it comes to custom-made diamond jewelry in Singapore, our Bespoke Jewelry Experience is designed to cater to the needs of our customers. Using only the highest-quality stones to craft our pieces, our expert consultants will ensure that you receive a one-of-a-kind experience that meets your preferences. Contact us or send us a WhatsApp message at +65 8020 0353 to arrange an appointment and transform the dreamed jewelry you envision into reality.


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