The popularity of moissanite jewelry peaked in the late 1990’s when this stone was recognized as a “precious” one, thanks to its incredible grades of hardness, fire and brilliance that were officially confirmed by the most renowned CREE scientists. The fame of moissanite was initiated when people started seeing it as an eco-sustainable alternative to the diamond, which is also way more affordable. Roughly displayed in numbers, there are moissanite pieces that cost one tenth of the price of the diamond. This makes a huge difference and a major reason for customers to fall for this outstanding stone. Lately, we have been witnessing that future brides are enormously interested to tie the knot with a moissanite bridal set, which inspired us to write this handy shopping guide.
Forever Brilliant Moissanite & Diamond Unique Double Halo Statement Bridal Set 6 1/3 CTW in 14K White Gold
We will start with a brief reminder why a moissanite bridal set is always an excellent choice to consider and what is its “WOW” factor that makes it so in-demand on the jewelry market.
- Breathtaking sparkle.
Moissanite is worldwide known as the biggest rival of the diamond, in terms of fire and brilliance. The shine of the superbly-cut moissanite gem leaves the viewer awestruck, while it gives the wearer a unique feeling of prestige and sophistication.
- Affordable price.
At the beginning of the moissanite jewelry era, people were in a kind of disbelief that the intergalactic beauty of this gem was offered at such a significantly lower price than the diamond. Once they discovered that it was real, moissanite has unquestionably become one of the most used buzz words in the history of jewelry.
- Countless designs.
The beauty of moissanite has successfully proven to fit anywhere, no matter if that would be a vintage-styled engagement ring, a fashionable pair of earrings or a mesmerizing moissanite bridal set. Also, no restrictions are present in terms of metal, cut, size or setting. A great thing about it is that it can appear in a spectrum of colors and not just in a white, colorless appearance. Therefore, we have the canary yellow, sherry brown and rose pink as the most favorite moissanite color choices of the female jewelry audience.
- Eco-friendly stone.
A moissanite purchase means an environmental-friendly purchase, because you are buying a gem that has nothing to do with harming the nature. Moissanite is a man-made, synthetic gem that brings no ethical issues to the buyer and guarantees a piece of mind wear.
- Extraordinary hardness.
Another key factor that determines a jewelry purchase is whether the precious stone is going to stand the test of time, not only in terms of appeal, but also in terms of durability. This particular feature is of a special importance for buyers with an active lifestyle who want to make sure that their stone won’t break, chip nor fall off its setting. With moissanite, there is no such a concern, because its levels of hardness are estimated at 9.5, which classifies is as the most durable precious stone on the planet along with the diamond.
Forever One G-I Moissanite & Diamond Antique Engraved Bridal Ring Set 1 1/3 CTW in 14K White Gold
OUR EXPERT SHOPPING TIPS
If browsing the market for a best-value-for-money moissanite bridal set, your top priority is to find a retailer that stands behind the quality and authenticity of its moissanite jewels. Here are a few tidbits how to recognize if you are turning to the right place or not.
- The retailer has to guarantee at least a 30-day refund policy.
- The moissanite gem has to be certified by an accredited gem laboratory, such as GIA (Gemological Institute of America), AGL (American Geological Laboratories), IGI (International Gemological Institute) and Gubelin, as the most renowned ones in the world.
- The moissanite gem has to be cut and polished by hand.
- The moissanite gem should not be more expensive than a diamond of the same size (carat weight).
- 14K gold is one of the best options for gold finesse to set a moissanite gem in. Therefore, you can go for 14K white, yellow or rose gold, depending on your personal taste and needs. Platinum is also a great metal alternative, as it offers the very best performance in terms of durability. Unfortunately, due to its expensive price, many interested customers do not feel “financially ready” to buy it.
Forever One Moissanite & Channel Diamond with Blue Sapphire Bridal Ring Set 3 CTW in 14K White Gold
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF A MOISSANITE BRIDAL SET?
When a moissanite bridal set is given the proper care, it is more than sure that it will keep its beauty and luster for an eternity. We already said that moissanite is a gem with an outstanding hardness, but it is still recommended to remove your moissanite set of wedding rings when there is a risk to be affected by a strong blow.
Another important advice to follow is to not expose it to harsh chemicals and chlorine bleach. Chlorine is a very powerful substance that may discolor the moissanite stone, so the best way is to keep these two out of contact.
To keep your moissanite bridal set shiny and attractive, you should clean it with soap and mild water.
Round Moissanite Solitaire & Diamond Double Bands 3-Piece Set 1 1/3 CTW in 14K White Gold
In case you have other questions or concerns about moissanite jewelry, please do not hesitate to send them to us in the comment box below. Our team of professionals is ready to help you get prepared for a well-informed, quality purchase. Last, but not least, we hope that you enjoyed reading this informative Kobelli article. Thank you for stopping by! Cheers!
Written by: Liljana Tomova