You know the saying, "diamonds are a girl's best friend"? Well, it looks like there's some fierce new BFF competition, and it comes in the form of moissanite. When it comes to engagement rings, more and more couples are opting for this new gem as the centerpiece on their ring - and we've got all the info behind the bold millennial decision.
For over 100 years, diamonds have been the standard when it comes to luxury engagement rings. But between the criticized mining practices and concern for environmental impact, these gems have also received their fair share of opposition. However, with no valid option to replace them, they remained the number one choice of jewel for engagement rings. But that's where moissanite comes in. Discovered back in 1893, moissanite is a rare mineral that shares a striking resemblance to diamonds. And while it's equally as difficult to mine in its pure form, there has been great success in creating it synthetically since the 1990s. Not only did this advancement cut down on environmental impact, but it also reduced the cost of production big time.
From there, the benefits kept rolling in. Like diamonds, moissanite can handle heat and is also really workable - meaning it can be formed into all the trending styles like pear shape, emerald cut, and so much more. So, it didn't take long for people to start making the switch. Today, there are entire boutiques that specialize in moissanite engagement rings! And TBH, we don't blame those making the switch. After all, what's better than reduced environmental impact and reduced prices?! And if you're looking to get some more inspiration, then you're in luck. You can scroll through some incredibly designed pieces over at @tovaaofficial's Instagram. From everyday jewelry to available gems and engagement pieces, this Arizona-based ring concierge will definitely get your attention with her selection of jaw-droppingly beautiful luxury goodies.
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