A How-to Guide to Moissanite Engagement Rings

Engagement rings have been around for hundreds of years. Still, the first-ever engagement ring as we know it today dates back to 15th century Austria, when Archduke Maximillian presented it to his fiance, Mary of Burgundy. And so it became a trend among the European aristocrats and has evolved to the tradition that is the engagement ring today. 

Traditionally, Engagement rings are adorned with diamonds, but there is a new player in town, moissanite engagement rings. Moissanite is a reasonably new buzz-worthy stone in the engagement ring space; nonetheless, it is making some noise and for a good reason. 

When comparing moissanite to a diamond, the most notable difference is the fiery brilliance the moissanite engagement ring gives off, creating a stunning and colourful light play when looking at the moissanite engagement ring in the light. 

Choosing a moissanite engagement ring allows for a durable, eco-friendly and nearly flawless center stone at a far better price than a natural diamond ring. 

Moissanite engagement rings give you plenty of room for your design and imagination; If you can think of it, we can make it. Moissanite engagement rings come in all sorts of materials, designs and sizes; here are some options available to you when choosing a moissanite engagement ring.

There are several options available, you may decide to design your ring with a more traditional approach in mind and choose a white, yellow or rose gold ring, or you might want to be unique and choose another precious metal such as a platinum moissanite ring. Platinum moissanite rings are more durable than the traditional gold, have a beautiful white gold look and will surprise you with their durability. Platinum is a premium, precious metal and our platinum rings collection includes stunning platinum engagement rings and wedding bands.

Moissanite engagement rings come in all diamond shapes nonetheless, the choices for cut and shape are abundant when it comes to moissanite. 

The Round brilliant-cut moissanite is iconic with its cone-shaped amount and a rounded top for maximum light reflection and sparkle that will showcase your moissanite engagement ring and its fiery glow. 

A close Rival in breathtaking design is the Oval moissanite; with its mesmerizing sparkle and light reflection, it also gives the illusion of a bigger stone. An oval moissanite engagement ring is a modern, delicate yet timeless design that elongates the hand and creates a beautiful appearance on the finger. 

The oval moissanite engagement ring is a refined and elegant choice with its perfectly oval shape that reflects light to give the appearance of a larger stone. Whether mounted horizontally or vertically, the oval cut makes it an ideal choice for a moissanite engagement ring. 

An oval moissanite engagement ring is an excellent choice for a more vintage design. Choosing a traditional precious metal such as yellow gold and a simple solitaire oval moissanite as a center stone gives your moissanite engagement ring a chic and vintage look. 

The princess cut is another classic shape with its square and elegant design radiating a subtle glamour and casting a dazzling light in all four directions creating a beautiful shine. This cut has been around since the late seventies and has quickly gained popularity to become the second most popular engagement ring cut. 

Nonetheless, we must go back to the iconic, brilliant-cut; with its classic round shape, it remains the number one most popular stone shape, responsible for two-thirds of all moissanite engagement rings sold to date. A round moissanite ring may be as traditional as you would like it to be with a solitaire design, showcasing the round moissanite ring, or it may be a modern round moissanite ring set in a beautiful halo of smaller stones.

The three stunning cuts we spoke of so far are the most popular; nonetheless, there are other equally beautiful shapes to choose from, such as the emerald cut, an excellent choice if you are a fan of the art deco era. The emerald cut isn't just for emeralds anymore; an emerald cut moissanite engagement ring will elongate the hand like an oval moissanite ring giving it a more elegant, flattering look. 

With a vintage-inspired sparkle and depth, this moissanite engagement ring exudes a certain extravagance. The emerald-cut moissanite engagement ring is versatile, eye-catching and luxurious. 

Another moissanite engagement ring cut worth mentioning is the pear shape; one of the oldest cuts makes it a traditional yet timeless choice. Pear cut moissanite engagement rings have an intense glow about them, and their unusual shape makes them perfect for stacking and pairing with other rings, such as your wedding band. Choosing a warm metal setting, such as rose gold, will give this timeless moissanite engagement ring a modern contemporary feel. 

We live in a time where, unfortunately, people have been exploiting the earth's resources for centuries. Now more than ever is the time to consider ethically sourced and eco-friendly materials. 

When it comes to your dream engagement ring, you do not have to sacrifice beauty, quality or price to get an ethically sourced and eco-friendly option. Moissanite engagement rings are quickly becoming one of the best selling engagement rings on the market, and here's why, 

Moissanites are precious stones. Moissanites used to be relatively rare years ago. Still, modern technology is now made in jewellery laboratories, creating a much smaller carbon footprint and less of an impact on the environment. Therefore if you are looking for a more sustainable option, moissanite engagement rings are the way to go.

Moissanite engagement rings will surely impress with the abundance of styles, shapes and cuts to choose from as well as their durability and budget-friendly pricing. 

Need help with your moissanite engagement ring and don't know where to start? Visit our website at www.agidesign.ca for more information; let us help guide you to the moissanite engagement ring of your dreams.