Buying naturally mined diamonds can become a very expensive deal for most of us. However, as far as the traditions and the choices of women are concerned, diamonds always become a top priority. As a result of this, there is almost no option but to buy those expensive diamonds. However, you have a number of options too. One of them is Moissanite. It is a lab created mineral that looks exactly like diamond and shares the hardness and brilliance of a naturally mined diamonds. A number of Moissanite engagement rings are available these days. They contain all diamond-like properties and are available at only a fraction of the cost of the natural diamond engagement rings.
Let us first understand what Moissanite is all about. It is a naturally occurring mineral substance, which is known as silicon carbide. It was first found in 1893 in a meteor and even though it is completely natural, it is not found on earth at all. The scientists created a lab version of Moissanite which is now being used for making Moissanite engagement rings. It is such a great substitute for diamond and even some experienced jewelers are not able to tell the difference between the two. If you are on a budget and want something that can give you the same sheen and brilliance as a natural white diamond, you can definitely chose this beautiful substance.
Some people argue that the Moissanite is more durable and comes with more beautiful brilliance than the cubic zirconia. You will be surprised to know that even natural diamonds are not able to match the refractive index of Moissanite. This is why they look so beautiful and come with more fire and vividness. However, you will notice that this mineral is not entirely colorless. When put in broad daylight, there will be a very slight gray or green color in this mineral. In order to test the diamond, check it under a number of lighting conditions. Remember, even though it is a cheaper diamond substitute, it is more expensive than the cubic zirconia.
You should definitely be thinking about Moissanite engagement rings for their brilliance, sheen and refractive qualities. They can also come in a number of cuts and designs that will definitely please your lady. There is nothing else that will be able to substitute the qualities of this mineral. Remember, Moissanite is not a ‘fake diamond’ but a mineral gemstone that looks like diamond.