The Comprehensive Guide to Choosing Moissanite Jewelry for Different Budgets
Moissanite, a gem that outshines others in both sparkle and sustainability, has gained significant popularity in recent years. Despite its striking resemblance to diamond, it's priced significantly lower, making it a go-to choice for those seeking affordable luxury. This guide will help you navigate the selection of moissanite jewelry for every budget, featuring beautiful pieces from Amaral Jewelry.
Before diving into budget-specific options, let's discuss what moissanite is and why it's such a popular gemstone. Moissanite, first discovered in 1893 by Henri Moissan, is a naturally occurring silicon carbide. However, because of its rarity in nature, the moissanite available today is lab-grown. This process ensures not only the availability of these gems but also their ethical and sustainable production.
One of the standout qualities of moissanite is its high refractive index - higher than that of a diamond. This quality is what gives moissanite its superior sparkle and brilliance. Additionally, moissanite ranks 9.25 on the Mohs hardness scale, which is just below the diamond's ranking of 10. This high hardness means that moissanite is highly resistant to scratches and perfect for daily wear.
A key determinant of the price of moissanite jewelry is the size of the moissanite stone. Larger stones are more expensive, but they also display the stone's brilliance more effectively.
Budget-Friendly: Under $200
Even on a tight budget, you can find beautiful moissanite pieces. Sterling silver settings, although more affordable than gold, offer a beautiful backdrop for the brilliance of moissanite.
For under $200, consider the sterling silver Amaral Pave Stud Moissanite Earrings. These earrings feature a 1.00 CTW moissanite in a pave setting, which encrusts the surface of the jewelry with tiny gemstones, resulting in a continuous sparkle. The studs add an elegant touch to any outfit and are perfect for daily wear or special occasions.
The Amaral Bezel Stud Moissanite Earrings in sterling silver are another excellent choice for this price range. The bezel setting encircles the 1.00 CTW moissanite stone, protecting it and allowing it to take center stage. The simplicity and elegance of these earrings make them a versatile addition to any jewelry collection.
Mid-Range: $200 - $500
As your budget increases, so does the variety of designs and the size of the moissanite stones. In the $200-$500 range, you can start to explore pieces with more intricate designs and larger stones.
The Amaral Surrounded Stud Moissanite Earrings are a standout in this range. They feature a 2.00 CTW central moissanite stone, surrounded by smaller stones. The surrounding stones enhance the brilliance of the central stone, creating a stunning piece of jewelry that's sure to turn heads.
Another wonderful choice is the Amaral Solitaire Bezel Moissanite Bracelet in 14k gold. This bracelet, showcasing a 2.00 CTW bezel-set moissanite stone, offers a minimalist yet sophisticated style. The gold setting adds a touch of luxury, and the bracelet can be easily layered with other pieces.
Upper Mid-Range: $500 - $1000
In the $500-$1000 range, you can explore more luxurious options, including larger moissanite stones and more intricate designs. These pieces can make a powerful statement and are suitable for those looking to make an investment in their jewelry collection.
The Amaral Solitaire Bezel Moissanite Bracelet in 14k white gold, which features a 3.00 CTW moissanite stone, is an excellent option in this price range. The white gold setting gives a modern touch to the classic design and highlights the stunning brilliance of the moissanite stone.
Equally noteworthy is the Amaral Six Prong Moissanite Necklace. This necklace showcases a 3.00 CTW moissanite stone set in 14k gold. The six-prong setting ensures the security of the gemstone while maximizing its brilliance. This piece can easily become a centerpiece of any jewelry collection.
Luxe Range: $1000 and Above
For those with a larger budget, Amaral Jewelry offers a selection of luxurious moissanite pieces set in 14k gold. In this price range, you can explore designs with multiple moissanite stones and larger carat weights.
The Amaral Huggie Hoop Moissanite Earrings are an elegant statement piece. These earrings feature multiple 5.00 CTW moissanite stones inlaid in 14k gold. The huggie style fits closely around the earlobes, making the inlaid moissanite stones particularly eye-catching.
Also in this range is the Amaral Bezel Tennis Moissanite Bracelet. This bracelet offers a continuous line of 8.00 CTW bezel-set moissanite, providing a sophisticated and luxurious aesthetic. The total carat weight and the 14k gold setting highlight the superior brilliance of the moissanite stones.
Regardless of your budget, Amaral Jewelry has a stunning selection of moissanite pieces that will meet your needs and exceed your expectations. With its unmatched sparkle and affordability, moissanite is an excellent choice for jewelry that combines beauty and sustainability. Happy shopping!