Although engagement rings are seen as an expense that can’t be spared, there is a huge variety of options available for those who are more budget-conscious. The price of a moissanite engagement ring means that dreaming big can be a reality. Read on for some top picks of affordable styles that don’t compromise on quality.
What is Moissanite?
Moissanite is a rare and precious gemstone that works as a beautiful alternative to the traditional mined diamond engagement ring and is a truly gorgeous option in its own right. Moissanite and diamonds are very similar to look at and almost impossible to tell apart when compared side by side, however, contrary to popular belief moissanite is not a diamond substitute and is very much its own gemstone
It has a distinctive colour sparkle due to it being more refractive than diamond. The refractive index of a material refers to the speed at which light can travel through it, and moissanite’s chemical structure means that it can slow down and bend the light entering it much better
than other minerals.
Lily Arkwright are specialists in moissanite engagement rings, bringing their customer’s excellent engagement rings that are a mark of true British craftsmanship.
The Benefits of a Moissanite Engagement Ring
One of the major benefits of moissanite over traditionally mined diamond is that it is much less expensive. As an alternative engagement ring centre stone, moissanite can offer couples a hard-wearing and beautiful option that is both aspirational and achievable. Another huge advantage is that the gemstone does not have the same negative human impact or have such a harmful effect on the planet as mined diamonds. As moissanite is produced in the lab there is no need for any mining at all, cutting out any harmful consequences associated with the practice and with a carbon footprint a fraction of the size.
Moissanite is a fantastic choice for an engagement ring. It is a genuinely stunning gemstone that is great value for money as well as being extremely durable, ethical and sustainable. It is a beautiful alternative to diamond, and as the UK’s leading specialists Lily Arkwright offer a
beautiful selection of gorgeous moissanite rings.
The company provides a selection of moissanite gemstones. Charles & Colvard Forever One moissanite is the world’s premium supplier, and they also offer their very own high-quality Lily Arkwright Moissanite. All of these stones come with a limited lifetime warranty and a certificate of authenticity.
Is Purchasing From An Online Retailer More Affordable?
All of Lily Arkwright’s rings are priced competitively, which means they can offer their customers beautiful moissanite or lab-grown diamond engagement rings, of the very best quality, at an amazing price point.
As they specialise in lab-grown moissanite, lab diamond engagement rings and coloured gemstones, their jewels come at a smaller price as well as having a smaller impact on the environment than traditional mining. All their products have exactly the same chemical composition as those formed in the earth and are in no way different to traditionally mined gemstones
A Selection of the Best Moissanite Engagement Rings
The Grace solitaire is incredibly well-renowned. Its four-prong setting allows for the central moissanite gemstone to get as much light as possible, intensifying its refractive properties and making sure it has the maximum amount of sparkle. The Grace also features a knife-edge band, meaning that as the metal leads up towards the centre stone it gradually sharpens to a rounded point, giving the appearance of larger carat size.
The Lulu ring is another fantastic option, and with a rounded band and four-prong mount, the centre moissanite gets as much light as possible due to its minimal setting. The Lulu comes in the entire range of gemstone cuts and metal types, from an 18k rose gold radiant cut to a
platinum princess cut.
The Giselle ring is a contemporary design with its ultra-elegant round-cut centre stone, sat on top of a four-prong mount.
Bespoke Ring Design Service
If finding your perfect ring is proving more difficult than you thought and you love the idea of a moissanite engagement ring made exclusively for you, make sure to check out Lily Arkwright’s bespoke design service. They can make any dream ring a reality, and their amazing team of JET trained Jewellery Consultants can guide you each step of the way. All of their jewellery is UK hallmarked and Assay Assured, meaning that it has been independently verified as being of the highest quality and confirms to their customers that they only provide the best quality material in their jewellery pieces. They are also members of the National Association of Jewellers, again attesting to their excellence, whether that be with their engagement rings, moissanite earrings, or moissanite pendants and necklaces