Moissanite Jewelry: What do I need to know before I buy?

...and what should I consider before deciding on my perfect ring?

Thinking about buying a Moissanite ring and want to know what you should look for? You’re in good company.

Many couples today choose Moissanite engagement rings or Moissanite wedding bands due to their beauty, affordability, and sustainability. But, there are a few catches to getting it right. 

Is a Moissanite a real diamond?

No, Moissanite is its own gemstone. This means that Moissanite sparkles differently, has a different hardness, and a different chemical makeup than Diamond.

Moissanite is a man-made gemstone, meaning it can be cut in any size or shape you want! Natural diamonds are limited to the size and shape the Earth grows them. So, choosing a Moissanite for your engagement ring center stone gives you a ton of flexibility. It is also super sustainable – no mining is needed when you choose Moissanite!

Round Cut Moissanite with Stone Set Shoulders (click for US site)

Round Cut Moissanite with Stone Set Shoulders (click for UK site)

Round Cut Moissanite Pave Set Shoulders with Hidden Halo (click for US site)

Round Cut Moissanite Pave Set Shoulders with Hidden Halo (click for UK site)

Are there different grades of Moissanite rings?

Yes. There are three basic grades of Moissanite. When Moissanite first came out, technology had only advanced so far as to make yellowish-green stones. We call this “classic” Moissanite, and it is still on the market (look out!). Because what people really wanted was a good diamond alternative, gem scientists continued to experiment. 

Does Moissanite have resale value?

Yes! High-end Moissanite rings have a healthy resale market. Despite the persistent rumors, the results speak for themselves. People who love Moissanite love it both brand new and on the secondary market. So, you don’t need to worry.

Is Moissanite considered 'ethical'?

Yes! Moissanite is among the most ethical, sustainable engagement ring choices out there. This is because Moissanite is a man-made stone. So, no mining is needed to give you a perfectly brilliant Moissanite.

Can I pass off my Moissanite ring as a diamond?

We think Moissanite has its own bragging rights - so you won't need to! But that being said, there’s no shame in letting someone know you chose a super-sustainable gem that’s more brilliant than Diamond!

Moissanite is also the only gemstone (other than Diamond) that “passes” as a Diamond on a standard handheld diamond point tester. But remember: Moissanite’s extreme fire (its dispersion is twice that of Diamond!) gives it away in most brilliant-cut stones.

Bridal x 3 Ring Set, Vintage Design, Round Cut (click for US site)

Bridal x 3 Ring Set, Vintage Design, Round Cut (click for UK site)

Cushion Cut Bridal Ring Set, Vintage Style Bands (click for US site)

Cushion Cut Bridal Ring Set, Vintage Style Bands (click for UK site)

How much is a Moissanite engagement ring?

The cost of your Moissanite ring is the cost of the Moissanite center stone plus your ring setting. Flawless Moissanite offers a selection of truly beautiful rings made with Moissanite side stones, along with recycled metals. If you’re looking for a Moissanite wedding band, we can make you one!

How can I buy a Moissanite ring?

Right here at Flawless Moissanite! Start by choosing a setting, or, start by choosing your gorgeous Moissanite center stone. Once you’ve selected your ring or Moissanite, simply select “pair with” and then select what’s missing. Flawless Moissanite offers a variety of rings with Moissanite side stones and recycled metals. And, every ring purchased from Flawless Moissanite helps support sustainable practices.

Can you help me design my Moissanite ring?

We’d love to! Check out our Bespoke Design Service page - we've been working with Moissanite for a long time and love it. We’ll help you select a beautiful center stone for your perfect Moissanite engagement ring!