CZ, Moissanite & Simulated Stone Engagement & Wedding Ring Sets
Engagement and wedding rings are pieces of jewelry that can mark important days in peoples lives. Many people choose to give diamond engagement rings when proposing marriage and to exchange wedding bands during the marriage ceremony. Although diamond engagement rings have been fashionable since the 1930s, there are many alternatives available to this traditional choice.What are diamond simulants?
Diamond simulants are stones that resemble diamonds in appearance, but they do not have the same material properties and mineral composition as real diamonds. They are an alternative that looks and acts like the real thing. Stones that can play this role are cubic zirconia (CZ), Moissanite, Spinel, shite sapphire, flint glass, rutile, strontium titanate, YAG, and GGG. Natural alternatives to diamonds are quartz, zircon, and topaz.What is moissanite?
Moissanite is a gemstone that resembles a real diamond. The crystals are made of silicon carbide, and when the stone was discovered in 1893, it was initially thought to be diamond. Naturally found moissanite is rare, and laboratory-created versions are available. It scores 9.25 on Mohs scale, which makes it suitable for everyday wearing as it is close to the hardness of a real diamond. Moissanite is colorless but can look more yellow or grayish under different lights.What is a simulated diamond ring?
A simulated ring is one that resembles a real diamond or gold ring but is made to be more affordable.What is cubic zirconia?
Cubic zirconia is the most common replacement for diamond jewelry. It is flawless in appearance, can be colorless or made into different colors, is very durable, and can be easily synthesized in labs. It scores 8-8.5 on the Moh scale, and its light dispersion is higher than that of a diamond.What types of bands are available for simulated stone rings?
There are several types of metals used for simulated stone engagement and wedding ring sets. Stainless steel, rose gold, white gold, yellow gold, titanium, and sterling silver are some of the options that are available.How do you find your ring size?
Use a string that does not stretch, and wrap it around the base of the finger you will wear the ring on. It has to be snug but not too tight. Mark the point on the string where it overlaps. Measure the length taken. Measure the distance in millimeters and use a ring size chart to find your size.