Why Buy Moissanite? Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend!

By: Sydney Hornbrook

Inevitably during my day to day e-mail perusings at MoissaniteMaven.com I will come across the following question: "I can afford to buy a diamond ring, so why buy moissanite? Diamonds are a girl's best friend!" Well, it's not always asked exactly like that, but you get the point. In response I will tell them that by all means, if buying a diamond wedding ring specifically is that important to you then don't let me get in your way. Before you do however, there are a few things you might not have considered...

Why is it so important for you to buy a diamond wedding ring? Quality, durability, beauty, and many other reasons come to mind. All of these traits and many more are symbolic of what a marriage should be. This is why most people shy away from buying synthetics and alternatives because they don't want to think of the symbolic representation of their marriage as a sham, or to believe that stinginess was the overriding factor to their purchase. All of these sentiments can be understood in regards to an alternative like cubic zirconia, which is quite inferior to a diamond in look, feel, quality, beauty, and value. However just because in comparison to the prices of diamonds you can buy moissanite much more cheaply, this does not mean that the quality of the product itself is cheap.

The prices of diamonds have essentially been inflated by a diamond mining monopoly which greatly benefits from their perceived value being much greater than their actual value. Diamonds are certainly a valuable commodity due to their many positive traits mentioned above, but their true value is nowhere near what their cost is in the marketplace. In fact, a truer representation of the value of a diamond would be to discover the price of an equivalently sized moissanite gem. Not only that, but there are issues globally with the diamond mining industry that may concern you, and regardless of what sort of guarantees you receive about the origins of the diamond you purchased, you inevitably cannot sleep as well as you can if you've purchased a moissanite ring instead.

Though most moissanite today is created synthetically, it occurs naturally in rare circumstances on meteorites and below the Earth's crust as silicon carbide. Moissanite is a gemstone with a durability and hardness nearly the same as that of a diamond, and its brilliance, fire, sparkle, and luster ratings are even higher than that of a diamond. So in fact, regardless of the price, depending upon what your own personal standards of value and taste are, you can be confident in the fact that you purchased a high quality piece of jewelry when buying a moissanite wedding ring. This is the point in the e-mail when I suggest to them that maybe it's time for girls to have a new best friend.

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